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My yahoo messenger got infected..

shaunx

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Hello there,
Some serious virus has effected my Yahoo messenger. It pops out some porn links to all my friends full time when i gets logged in. If they are also off line it pops out msgs. the status seems to be like written in other languages. how can i fix this problem. Any information about this would be great.
 

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delete the program, run an antivirus, download it again and reinstall. And change your password for good measure.
 

shaunx

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I am going to re install it..

Hello there,
Thanks for the reply. I am going to re install yahoo messenger. After that i hope the same problem wont arise. Anyways thanks for the attention.
 

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Hello. I'm not an expert but you have to scan your system as Gaijin told you. I recommend you to use a good antivirus like AVG,Kaspersky etc. Please update your antivirus and do not accept anything from message if you don't know the person name.
 

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These viruses actually send automated messages to everyone on your buddy list; you should be careful about files and links people you know send as well. The viruses use set scripts and say pretty much the same thing every time, so if your friend signs on and tries to send you a link, then sign off without talking, you should probably be wary.
 
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