Anyone else recieving this new windows virus in msn?

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  1. trainguy77 macrumors 68040

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    I have received this in 2 conversations today. It goes like this:

    I blocked out the domain so people don't try it........I have not found anything about it on the internet yet. But I also talked to one other person who was hit by it. From what I can tell it infects the machine using a .pif file. I am glad I can't get infected by it.
     
  2. DJ OJ macrumors regular

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    I am glad I can get infected by it.[/QUOTE] What??????????? Sorry, but you must be crazy. I made the mistake of posting VIRUS VIRUS!!!!! on w=one of my posts even though there was none. Are you sure this is a virus?
     
  3. trainguy77 thread starter macrumors 68040

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    My bad it was supposed to be can't. But I am sure its a windows virus yes. I am wondering how fast its spreading since i was hit by it twice(the link) and a friends of mine also got hit.
     
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    Oh. sorry for doubting you. :)
     
  5. manualgirl macrumors newbie

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    has anyone heard anything else about this? I know a few people passing it around, but I can't seem to find much about it.
     
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    These viruses aren't new, .pif and .com viruses have been around for a while. Most AV's will catch/delete them, and they're not usually super serious, they just spread through IM clients.
     
  7. mkrishnan Moderator emeritus

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    I had a friend who was infected by it... it was mostly funny to me, because I was immune, but then she in turn infected a mutual friend who supposedly lost a lot of stuff on her computer trying to unvirus it.... :(
     
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    A friend in Malaysia who isn't available for chat very often was sending one of those to me the other night. I thought it odd that he was available and then, it was showing up more frequently. I had to help him find anti-virus software because he didn't know anything about it. :eek:

    Usually, I see these things on AIM/iChat.
     
  9. trainguy77 thread starter macrumors 68040

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    I have not been able to find much information about it online either....strange. O well at least I will never have to deal with it:p .....unless a friends needs help!
     
  10. Warbrain macrumors 603

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    Thank goodness I got my friend to switch to using a Mac. She had a Windows laptop for a few years that she let get infected with spyware and viruses and we couldn't even save any files from the damn thing. She borrowed my Powerbook for a good year before I had her buy an iMac G5 and make that her main computer. She doesn't regret a thing after a year of using it. She loves it. At least now I don't need to worry about her getting a virus or any other crap like before.
     
  11. gadgetgirl85 macrumors 68040

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    I had someone send this to me too but I didn't click on the attachment. Hope I'm ok
     
  12. trainguy77 thread starter macrumors 68040

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    If you didn't click the attachment then your fine, and if your on a mac you are fine for sure!
     
  13. gadgetgirl85 macrumors 68040

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    Thank goodness for Macs :D
     
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