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Why is it everytime I log into messenger, I get these offline messages with links to porn sites. I always "ignore" these messages and I always report them as spam but is there anything else I can do? Why and how does something like this happen? Should I be worried about this, or is it just a nuisance? Thanks...L

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With the type of.....

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messages you are receiving i would scan for viruses,and maybe trojans.

Have you run any scans,and if so which programs do you have.

Tom

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yes

In reply to: With the type of.....

Yes I have run multiple scans, I run them every night. I have Norton Symantec Antivirus, and Spybot, and Ad-Aware SE. I have even run online scans from housecalls and Symantecs online scan site. All have came back clean. Someone told me it's from the "chat rooms" on Yahoo..something about porn bots...not sure about that. It is very annoying, I'd like to get rid of this porn advertisments, does anyone else have this problem, are chat rooms notorious for this kind of thing?

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Similar happen to one of my friend's PC

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Whenever she login, there are unwanted offline messages.

Caused: Worm and Trojans.

Follow Tom's suggestion to scan the system using up-to-date antivirus. Also antispyware program.

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Unwanted messages

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once you sign into messanger you can go to preferances and use the option to NOT recieve messages from anyone thats not on your friends list.This may be your problem.Give it a try. >))))))*>

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Thank You

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Yes I will give this a try also...hopefully it will get rid of this unwelcome form of advertising.

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