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MSN Messenger Virus removal?

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Hi!

I friend of mine recieved a spam message with a link and opened it.. now his messenger started to send spam messages with links to others..
How can this "virus" be removed.. or is the only possibilty to make a new messenger account?

Lauri
 

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I recently removed Freaksavior from my MSN contacts due to an ebay offer I kept getting from him every time I logged into MSN/WLM.
 
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Use a system restore point.

Or uninstall the program then delete the MSN folder in your C:/Program Files

^^Thats in Vista and XP. Whats your OS on the "problem" computer?
 
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Use a system restore point.

Or uninstall the program then delete the MSN folder in your C:/Program Files

^^Thats in Vista and XP. Whats your OS on the "problem" computer?
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Then my solution should work as long as you clear out your internet cache completely and have good antiVirus software.
 

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#6
Hi!

I friend of mine recieved a spam message with a link and opened it.. now his messenger started to send spam messages with links to others..
How can this "virus" be removed.. or is the only possibilty to make a new messenger account?

Lauri
lately theres been a trend to ones that actually arent on your PC. they steal your username and password, and log in via a web messenger and send messages that way. The only fix there, is to change your password.