Protect yourself from MSN virus/spam links
Hi to all out there!
I am damn sure many of you are fed up of the spam messages that your own msn messenger contacts seems to send you, isnt it?
Well, in fact, most of the times, your contact is not even aware that “he/she” is sending you links to view his/her nude pics or to visit some other sites which sometimes seem to be exciting!
The virus/trojan usually steals your login information and signs in on your behalf to send those links to all of your contacts.
How to stop it?
1. Change your Password
That’s THE thing to do first if some of your contacts tell you that you are sending him/her virus links.
Here is the link to manage your account.
2. Scan your computer for viruses
Get the latest updated antivirus from the web and do a full scan on your system.
There are so many antivirus available for free, no need to download cracked ones.
3. Scan your computer for spywares
Get a spyware scanner! Again, google is a very good search engine…
How to prevent it?
STOP clicking on strange links sent by your friends.
Of course, links of type yashvinblogs.com is an exception 😛
Sometimes the messages sent are so real, for instance :
“Have a look at my pictures!”
However, be alert…. double check with your contact if the message is genuine.
Anyway, would not it be weird if a contact (with whom you have never chat) sends you his picture to view?
Do not install/use untrusted third party software/web sites
There are many web sites/free software available on the net which claim to “Show people who blocked you” or to “Show offline contacts”.
Most of these are fake! They usually ask you to enter your login and then, they steal your password!
Do try them and let us know!
And if nothing works?
- Try to perform a system restore on your system to an earlier date.
- Still, if nothing nothing nothing works, the only thing to do is to format your computer and be careful next time!
If anyone else has other advice or solutions to remove these threads, feel free to share!
Cheers and have a nice weekend to all!