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msn messenger screwing up

by shortone / May 30, 2005 9:54 AM PDT

Hi all....my MSN Messenger has been acting up. I tried t download newset version only to find out 30-45 min later system couldn't take it as I only have IE 5.5 and OE 5. I cannot upgrade to 6 as system cannot handle it. Tried that before and it took 2 weeks to find forum to tall me what to do in language I understand.Only been at this a few years so not that 'techspeak'' yet. What happened is the 6 sent everything into hyperdrive and shut down in middle of things including messenger. The messenger was working weird before that tho...I would just get it open and start to write and I get the 'msn has to close, do you wish to report yes or no or debug'' and I keep getting same damn message everytime I try to get to heart of matter. Anyone have any idea to get this working properly again? I even deleted(yes I use add/delete program) and reinstalled it again but nothing happened
So where do Igo from here? Any ideas as you all have WINME here. Thanks I have 128 mgs

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I have no cure. Try GAIM.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / May 30, 2005 10:01 AM PDT

If you must IM, try GAIM from http://gaim.sourceforge.net/win32/index.php

"What Is Gaim?

Gaim is a multi-protocol instant messaging (IM) client for Linux, BSD, MacOS X, and Windows. It is compatible with AIM and ICQ (Oscar protocol), MSN Messenger, Yahoo!, IRC, Jabber, Gadu-Gadu, SILC, GroupWise Messenger, and Zephyr networks. "

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msn messenger screwing up
by shortone / June 4, 2005 10:47 PM PDT

thanks but that looks rather techy for me and it seems like it has a lot of downfalls

I appreciate the help though THANKS!!

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How clear can I make it?
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / June 4, 2005 11:36 PM PDT

MSN messenger and its servers has been compromised far too many times for me to tell anyone that its OK to use. For instance Microsoft lost control of another MSN messenger server just this month:

"Microsoft: MSN site was hacked
Attackers booby-trapped Microsoft's MSN Web site in South Korea in an attempt to rob visitors of their passwords. It remains unclear how many users have been affected. Microsoft told the Associated Press it cleaned the Web site and removed the dangerous software code that unknown hackers had added earlier this week. A spokesman, Adam Sohn, said Microsoft was confident its English-language Web sites were not vulnerable to the same type of attack.

The news agency noted that South Korea is a leader in high-speed Internet users worldwide. Microsoft's MSN Web properties -- which offer news, financial advice, car- and home-buying information, among other things -- are among the most popular across the Web.

Unlike its U.S. counterparts, the Korean site was operated by another company Microsoft did not identify, the AP said. Microsoft's own experts and Korean police authorities were investigating, but Microsoft believes the computers were vulnerable because operators failed to apply necessary software patches. "

June 3, 2005 - http://searchsecurity.techtarget.com/originalContent/0,289142,sid14_gci1094847,00.html
MS has a bad track record with messenger. GAIM was easy to install and use for those that tried it again.

Bob

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messenger screwing up
by shortone / June 5, 2005 2:11 AM PDT

hi again I stand corrected. I know Micro$oft is a money grubber. I am not too experienced at this stuff and somewhat reluctant I guess

Your point is taken I will thoroughly read up on it

Here I will put "foot in my mouth" again for you....what do you think of IE as browser? I did check out Opera before .

Interested to hear what you have to say

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To sidestep spyware...
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / June 5, 2005 2:43 AM PDT
In reply to: messenger screwing up

Many will use Firefox or Mozilla for browsing and IE when those don't work.

Bob

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msn messenger screwing up
by shortone / June 7, 2005 3:40 PM PDT
In reply to: To sidestep spyware...

Hi again...just wanted to tell you that I found a solution from someplace I visited...went so many places cannot remember lol But waht was told to do when IE screwing up....go to ADD/DELETE,,choose IE and instead of add/delete choose repair. It worked on mine
My windows updates are back!!! Found solution this time around anyway....next problem who knows lol lol

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