Anyone else recieving this new windows virus in msn?

trainguy77

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

omg, is that you? :S
*****************/photos.php?photo=photo2342.jpg
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.
 

trainguy77

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DJ OJ said:
I am glad I can get infected by it. 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?
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.
 

manualgirl

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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.
 

ITASOR

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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.
 

mkrishnan

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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.... :(
 

bousozoku

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Gone but not forgotten.
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.
 

trainguy77

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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!
 

Warbrain

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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.
 

trainguy77

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viccles said:
I had someone send this to me too but I didn't click on the attachment. Hope I'm ok
If you didn't click the attachment then your fine, and if your on a mac you are fine for sure!