A message from Norton about my Yahoo Messenger, do I have a hacker?

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  1. glarosmil

    glarosmil Registered Member

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    Few days ago I opened my Yahoo Messenger and received an alert message from my Norton Internet Security Program: "Yahoo Messenger is attempting to listen for connection from other computers" o_O

    Who knows about this alert? In that moment I thinked was a hacker and closed the program and uninstalled it, too. Today I did a recovery with my pc original disks but I haven't installed any messenger yet. If somebody can help me, you will be my light to solve this issue with my pc. Thanks and God Bless you all. ;)
     
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    bigc73542 Retired Moderator

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    Yahoo messenger will listen for other computers that is how it receives it's messages. see screen shot of firewall.
     
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    Thanks for your attention to my post. What happens is that is the first time tha Norton send me that alert and ask me if I want to accept it or not. Really, is very strange and I was worried about that alert because I finished a relationship and that's why I'm curious at all. If you remember or know something else about this alert, please tell me. Thanks. :)
     
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    bigc73542 Retired Moderator

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    Actually Yahoo messenger listens on at least two ports and as many as six in and out. I don't imagine that yahoo did anything wrong it probably just caught the attention of your security suite. I installed yahoo messenger so I could give you a defenitive answer and my firewall showed six ports it was listening on in and out. I don't use Instant messengers myself but at least I saw first hand what it was doing. I hope this helped answer your question.


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  5. glarosmil

    glarosmil Registered Member

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    Of course, and thanks. Anyway I will wait few days to open the Yahoo Messenger again. Have a good nice and I like your avatar, it's cool. ;)
     
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    Once you start useing the messanger again, just keep an eye on it but you should be ok. :thumb:
     
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