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Posted 26 September 2006 - 08:26 AM

MSN Worm Used to Download Adware Programs

We have received reports from customers of suspicious pop-ups that were being spammed through MSN Messenger...When the link in the message is clicked, it automatically downloads a file named photo942.PIF. This file is the backdoor component of Licat.C...used to connect to...These websites contains a malicious IP address. Access to this address will again download other malware and adware...

More info and example message at f-secure.com/weblog.

Heartworm infects Microsoft’s IM network

The worm, actually called W32.heartworm.a, affects users of Microsoft’s Windows Live Messenger service (formerly MSN Messenger), presenting users with a link to a Web site that tells them a virtual greeting card is waiting for them,...That link brings unsuspecting users to an image of a heart with a poem written in Portuguese, which secretly installs files

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