My daughter received this email from one of her MSN messenger contacts:
quote:if some butthead called **email@example.com adds you to your msn, dont accept it. its a virus. Tell everyone on ur msn cuz if somebody on ur list adds them u get the virus 2, its a multi threading virus capable of picking up random msn accounts and infecting ur msn list.
**I've changed the email address in case this is phony. What I want to know is if this is possible. I'm relatively computer literate but when it comes to IM I'm a dunce.
I always assumed that those seemingly random IMs containing links were porn ads. Also, multi-threading makes no sense when used to describe a virus (except if they mean that the virus is optimized to make efficient use of your processor resources or something unlikely like that).
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quote:Originally posted by Troodon makes the living tremble: I always assumed that those seemingly random IMs containing links were porn ads.
About 4 years ago when I was new to PC's and didn't know what 'antivirus software' was , I clicked a link in an email. It was to a porn site with the usual gajillion pop-ups. Well, my PC froze and I was forced to reboot. When it powered up again-Windows was gone! Everything...gone
Nol 'For safe surfing, I use Norton™ brand prophylactics' ly