Worm Chatter Escalates on MSN Messenger

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  1. ronjor

    ronjor Global Moderator

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  2. TrBot

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    Bropia is that one that offers "links" to "pics" right? tries to send a 30kb file? I know the one. I didn't fall for it though
     
  3. What software is there that can help protect against these these threats appart from common sense. I currently have Avast free version and there other free scanner thing, A squared free version and ewido free version as well as other anti spyware things. Would these protect me? what ekse is there that is free as i do not have money to pay for the protection.

    Michael
     
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    You may want to take a look HERE. As well there are discussions HERE and even more HERE.

    Hope this helps...

    Let us know how you go.

    Cheers :D
     
  5. Randy_Bell

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    The "Kelvir" family of worms are further example of this trend:
    http://securityresponse.symantec.com/avcenter/vinfodb.html#threat_list
     
  6. nadirah

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    Those few worms/viruses spreading via MSN messenger give it something suitable:
    MSN messenger- chat at your own risk.
     
  7. Michael_aust

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    Thanks for the links blackspear. I have roughly about half of the software listen on the suggestions page. The problem is this is a family pc so programs like prevx and process guard are not really suitible as my sister will end up mucking things up. I am interested in the host file thing. I have read the link on there explaining what it is but I still dont really understand them could some one possibly explain them to me and how you update them etc.

    Thanks.
     
  8. Blackspear

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    Hi Michael, can you repost your question HERE as we are straying a bit off topic. We'll then walk you through setting up a hosts file, it is very simple to do, so you shouldn't have a problem.

    Cheers :D
     
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