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Got A Virus Through Msn...now Unsure Whether To Use Again

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#1 Arrow92


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Posted 28 May 2008 - 05:23 AM

Well you see, the thing is, last time, about a month or two ago, i got a nasty virus through msn (a file my fren sent). After that using bleeping computer(yay!) i managed to solve the problem and everything is ok. Its just that im a wondering whether it is ok to use my msn again. Will the virus come back or anything like that? Wondering cause i so do not want to have to go through wat i went through last time.


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Posted 28 May 2008 - 08:09 AM

It was certainly not the MSN application that was the cause of your getting a virus, but an error in judgment about clicking on/downloading a file without carefully thinking about it and verifying its source. I am sure that, as we all do, you have learned the hard way about these files, so there is no reason not to use the IM.
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Posted 28 May 2008 - 06:12 PM

Are you running any good anti-virus software?? :thumbsup: I know that there are some good free ones out there.. John nailed it- wasn't MSN that gave you the virus.. it was the file that you got!

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Posted 28 May 2008 - 07:15 PM

If you are still leery of MSN you might want to look at Trillian:


It connects to the big 3 - MSN, Yahoo, and AIM.
And follow the good advice given...be careful what you click/download. :thumbsup:


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