Derrick R


I mistakenly clicked on a zip file that was suppose to bea picture yesterday from a friend and when I went to run it, there was know picture. Insstead it keeps sending out the same file to everyone on my friends list.

I ran avg and its not a virus. It seems like its only effecting window live messenger. Can anyone help me solve this problem.




Re: Windows live Messenger sending out virus

BiGi


Your PC is prolly infected with "Ratemynuts Virus". You better run anti-spyware again.





Re: Windows live Messenger sending out virus

calvin_gsc

Derrick R wrote:

I mistakenly clicked on a zip file that was suppose to bea picture yesterday from a friend and when I went to run it, there was know picture. Insstead it keeps sending out the same file to everyone on my friends list.

I ran avg and its not a virus. It seems like its only effecting window live messenger. Can anyone help me solve this problem.



I think this virus has just surfaced in the world like maybe a day or two ago.

I just saw my first invitation to accept the file yesterday. Luckily I didn't know who that person was, so I didn't accept it.

I dont think any spyware program has any remedy for this yet.





Re: Windows live Messenger sending out virus

JHolmes-MS

Can you forward us the file or the text of the message We can block it from spreading on the server.




Re: Windows live Messenger sending out virus

Anonymous

I have recieved the same virus, the that goes around to all my friends it's a zip file that says photo album ...... i was stupid enough to open it..... now i cant even use windows live messenger ... any tips on how to get it up and running again ..... i use messenger for work so i hope there is a fix for this virus...... if u need anymore info feel free to email me ...





Re: Windows live Messenger sending out virus

Chelsey

Uh this virus is taking the micky, i have it too, any help would be appreciated ive reinstalled several timea and ran several anitvirus programs and nothings shifting it, if its not sorted im gonna have to re format -_-




Re: Windows live Messenger sending out virus

Derrick R

What I had to do was roll back the date. It was fixed once i did that, but my avg antivirus wont load.



Re: Windows live Messenger sending out virus

Anonymous

HOw do u roll back your date





Re: Windows live Messenger sending out virus

spongebob

please i could do with advise aswell.

i stupudly clinked the link from my bros. it was wel weird i a happend to be set as appear offline and for about 10 minutes my bros signing in box keeped popping up saying he was signing in at least 6 times i keeped thinking what on earth then i recieved instant message from him saying "is that you on this photo " with a link below to stupidpicture.info (taken away letters so no link) before i clicked it i thought hand on how does he know i'm appering to be off line and still send a message

well thats why i'm stupid all the signs where there but i still clincked the link and now well where do i start !!!my msger was getting bigger then little screen signing in signing out and trying to contact another famliy member who is always appearing off line thats when i knew what mistake i'd done now EI keeps opening up with odd sites norton say's i now only have 1% disk space left WTF ..my pc has just gone mental i use norton system works this picked up a trojan about 20 minutes after i clicked the link a worm attempt and since then nothing i down loaded avg that got 17 viruses spybot S&D gets loads of stuff but nothing seems to be fixing my pc.

i've taken windows messenger off as it was trying to send it too everyone on my contact list i would love find out whats going on and try to fix it

please help




Re: Windows live Messenger sending out virus

Ben Law

The message along with the URL recived on 17th April 2007:

is that you on this photo http://www.hotandcute.net/photo6.php

The link downloads a file photo6.com





Re: Windows live Messenger sending out virus

lostee

yeh thats the stupid thing that i clicked on.. and now my windows live messenger is stuffed
everytime i sign in it sends that same message to everyone on my contact list.. grrr its so annoying.. now i cant chat
how do i get rid of this forever
please help!!




Re: Windows live Messenger sending out virus

Ukime

I also have this problem with that virus, now I can't sing in with MSN, sends it to everyone... My Antivirus doesn't seem to recognize the file as a virus - I downloaded the file with Firefox, didn't execute it...but still, it damaged my PC. Don't know how to get rid of it, it always seems to come back o__o Help... Tongue Tied (That was SO stupid of me ><)




Re: Windows live Messenger sending out virus

Anonymous987654321

Will be watching this site for a solution to this problem! There are about 6 of us who all have the same darned thing. I'm pretty sure I got rid of the trojan virus using vundofix. However, my main problem now is all the popup *** that keeps happening. I have had the most success with spybot locating and deleting the files. It found 8 files in the first scan. I ran it again and then it found 2 files. I am currently running a 3rd scan to see if it comes up more files again. I knew I would have to scan again after I tried to run pandasoftware.com online scan to check my system and I got 2 popups again.




Re: Windows live Messenger sending out virus

The God


Yeah i have/had the exact same problem.

What i did was do the usual scans. They located the Trojans but didnt stop the pop ups and lack of ability to sign in.
It also prevented me from downloading files.

So I deleted IE (which i never use as Firefox is vastly better) and don't seem to have a problem with the computer, but i'll see if i can use MSN.

The pop up problem always arose in an IE window so its sorted that but i'm not sure the virus is totally gone. I can now download too and am reinstalling a new version of MSN.

MSN is back up and running for me. No problems I don't think.




Re: Windows live Messenger sending out virus

spongebob

well it's been a week now and still no good. every two days norton system works keeps finding a virus called "infostealer" (great!) funny thing is in the past year that i've had norton it's only ever found about 4 now it's one every two days thats why i'm sure theres more to it than just what i keep finding on the search that spybot, avg and norton do if they do find anything i search the pc for key words and if there are matches and it's ok to do it, i delet them but spybot seems to find things gets rid of them and then there back again for the next scan. also what i did notice is task manager was running dexplore.exe which had the cpu running at 100% had never seen it there before and google searches said it to be an addition to something anyway i got rid of that too. i'm now taking out IE 7 seeing that this is what is being used with the pop ups. can i ask if it happens this way to others i only get the popups when i open mozilla and go on the internet this is the browser i always use nothing els and also i keep getting a box saying working of line well thats funny i'm on broadband and surfing through mozilla at that time !

what i can't work out is that all the big antivirus and spywear just doesn't seem to be shifting it or anything at that matter i would class this as high because it really is causing alot of havoc with pc's it has to be something running hidden somewhere. i to am watching this thread hopefully we will all get help as it seems to be affecting so many people.