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#1 sempai

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Posted 07 October 2006 - 11:02 AM

Hello,

I just want to ask, is it possible for a yohoo meesenger account to have an malware? i ask because everytime my friend gets online, i keep receiving messages (in bulk) from her telling me to open some web sites, when i ask her if she send me those messages she told me that she didnt.... if its possible, w/c account was infected... mine or my friends account? and how can remove it?

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Edited by sempai, 07 October 2006 - 11:12 AM.

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Posted 07 October 2006 - 05:40 PM

Edited for what?

Edited by sultan_emerr, 07 October 2006 - 06:30 PM.


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Posted 07 October 2006 - 06:07 PM

If both you and your friend have thoroughly scanned your computers hard drives with your anti-virus applications, then chances are that neither of you is infected, but yet a third (at least) computer that happens to have your friend in the contact list.
As a test, ask your friend to set up a new Yahoo identity, and see whether or not the same thing happens. If it does, then your friend is certainly infected; if not, then she isn't.
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Posted 07 October 2006 - 07:54 PM

Thanks John,

I will try what you have suggested.... thanks a lot.

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Posted 10 October 2006 - 02:05 AM

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Any particular reason why you haven't answered my question as to why you edited my first post above. (I didn't realize that when I edited in my question that it would wipe out the text at the bottom that showed that you had first edited it, or I would have copied and pasted that text back in, but I'm sure you're smart enough to remember it, and know that you did.)

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Posted 10 October 2006 - 08:16 AM

Considering the number of posts I read and edit each day, it would be simply impossible to remember the reason now that the Moderator edit message is gone. Did you perhaps include an E-mail address?
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Posted 10 October 2006 - 10:30 AM

Considering the number of posts I read and edit each day, it would be simply impossible to remember the reason now that the Moderator edit message is gone. Did you perhaps include an E-mail address?
Cheers,
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This was the exact message, copy and pasted from my Yahoo folder, as I first origionaly posted it(Of course, if I had been given the courtesy of an answer when I posted my question on Oct 7 2006, 07:30 PM , there wouldn't be any of this "can't remember" stuff now) :



"Yahoo IM Users: Be on the lookout for worm that pretends to be safe browser =
A new worm that spreads through the Yahoo Instant Messaging application infects computers and forwards itself to those in the IM contact list, then hijacks your browser home page and replaces it with a web site that loads spyware onto your computer. Even worse, it plays on computer users' security concerns by passing itself off as a "safe web browser" called Safety Browser and uses real- looking Internet Explorer logos. Read more about it here":
http://www.wxpnews.com/GYHR8H/060606-Yahoo_IM_Worm

Edited by sultan_emerr, 10 October 2006 - 10:41 AM.





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