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AIM virus?

by skimac1 / May 18, 2005 11:50 AM PDT

Many of my 'buddies' are sending 'mass' IM's to everyone on their Buddy List. It says things like "...here's the pics i promised...". when you click on the link, it takes you to a web site that immediately wants to download a file called "pictures.com". if you know how to get rid of it, let me know.

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2 things.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / May 18, 2005 11:52 AM PDT
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1. Never click on such a link.
2. Use GAIM and Firefox/Mozilla to dodge the bullet.

Bob

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I am using Firefox...
by skimac1 / May 18, 2005 11:57 AM PDT
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...and that's how I caught the file name. I didn't download it, but that's what the links are to anyways.

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Try this
by roddy32 / May 18, 2005 12:05 PM PDT
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