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Messenger Plus Question

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#1 snoopinc


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Posted 24 August 2008 - 07:30 AM

After my sister installed messenger plus for windows live when i found out i uninstalled it because i thought it contained some form of malware bundled with it. I have ran a comodo system scan, avast scan, hijackthis scan and a spybot sd scan. All i found was the registry key of messenger plus still in my system. I deleted that registry key. Nothing else like malware was found.

I would like to know more information on this program.

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Posted 24 August 2008 - 09:16 AM


Here you go, detailed info. Read the last section carefully, as it mentions an optional install
and sometimes people don't take the time to look at the optional screens closely. They keep hitting next and only afterward find out a toolbar or something they don't want gets installed.

I have no experience with this program, but whatever features it adds are similar to what MSN messenger has anyway.
The program is not an Microsoft/MSN program.

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Posted 24 August 2008 - 06:45 PM

I'm not 100% sure what my sister clicked when she was installing it as i wasn't there at the time. My HJT log has no suspicious entries.

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Posted 24 August 2008 - 07:00 PM

Messenger Plus is an add-on for Microsoft's messaging programs Windows Messenger and MSN Messenger but it is not written by Microsoft. Although the program adds features to MSN Messenger, it comes bundled with an optional Sponsor Program provided by C2Media that adds a trojan infection commonly known as lop.com during its installation. There has been a problem since Messenger Plus! first started including the Sponsor Program with users installing it without understanding what the Sponsor Program is, what it does to a user's system, or the privacy implications involved.

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