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Old 02-29-2008, 04:33 PM
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Hi guys.

I've been unlucky enough to get my first ever truly nasty msn virus this evening. A friend sent me a message saying something like "This looks like you :S" along with a link to some site. The link had my email address in it. Tonight I am stupid, and I followed the link and ran the file. (I swear, I'm not usually this dumb. I don't know why I ran it).

So then the virus got in to my computer and started sending itself to everyone on my msn list. I changed my s/n to "DON'T follow the link! It's a virus!" and shut msn down.

Don't be an idiot like me and run the thing. I'm running every bit of spyware software I have and have downloaded a few messenger cleaners to run. Then I'm going to delete msn and reinstall it, and do a system restore. I'm not taking any chances.

I've been reading up on it on the net and it seems it's pretty rife at the moment. No one seems to be able to agree on how to get rid of it. If anyone's gotten this and gotten rid of it successfully, tips would be appreciated.

So yeah, keep an eye out, guys.
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Old 02-29-2008, 06:23 PM
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Good to know! Thanks Roo!
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Old 02-29-2008, 07:31 PM
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When I was unlucky enough to get this virus I ran every antivirus and spyware software possible to track it down, isolate and destroy it but none of that worked for my daft computer.

I ended up having to wipe everything clean of my computer and start all again =S

I have a flatmate who is a genius with getting rid of viruses like this so if noone else knows any tips I'll ask him and post the info here.
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hey thanks a lot!
i'll be careful now...
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Old 03-02-2008, 03:57 PM
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This sounds like a nasty virus. Did you get it sorted out, Roo?
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Old 03-06-2008, 04:54 PM
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Thankfully yeah, I did. System restore seemed to do the trick. And I'll definitely be a lot more careful in future!
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