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Msn Messenger bug?

by captdane / March 25, 2006 10:14 PM PST

Anyone ever experience or hear of this? It was fine for months then recently, it's been crashing & cutting off whenever I sign on to it.

Are there any fixes or patches for this out there?

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It's a known thing.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / March 25, 2006 10:42 PM PST
In reply to: Msn Messenger bug?

MSN Messenger has suffered exploit after exploit for years. MS patches it time and time again.

Try GAIM...

Bob

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Sorry...
by captdane / March 25, 2006 11:18 PM PST
In reply to: It's a known thing.

What's "GAIM"? Something-AOL IM?

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Third-party clients...
by John.Wilkinson / March 26, 2006 12:00 AM PST
In reply to: Sorry...

There's third-party software that you can use instead of MSN Messenger, Yahoo Messenger, AIM/Triton, etc. Bob prefers GAIM while I back Trillian. Both of these free IM clients allow you to connect to multiple networks, including Yahoo, MSN, AOL, and ICQ and, for the most part, support full functionality. Try them out and see what you think.

Hope this helps,
John

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Thanks for the GAIM links and ...
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / March 26, 2006 12:29 AM PST
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Whoa!
by captdane / March 26, 2006 12:49 AM PST

Scary looking stuff. What in the hell do I do then? Uninstall it for now?

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(NT) (NT) I'd uninstall MSN Messenger and go with Gaim/Trillian.
by John.Wilkinson / March 26, 2006 1:10 AM PST
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