Msn virus advice

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  1. joelovesapple macrumors 6502a

    joelovesapple

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    Hi,

    I'm running on a 24" iMac and was just using Adium (unfortunately most of my friends use Msn:rolleyes: ). I came across one of my regular contacts repeatedly asking me 'is this you? :O' and a link to an uglyhuman domain.

    I was just wondering, even if I didn't click on the link, is it possible for me to pass this on to Windows users I chat to or connect to in some way?

    Thanks. And I did try clamxav but my mac has never mounted it.:confused: .

    :)
     
  2. Scarlet Fever macrumors 68040

    Scarlet Fever

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    The virus won't be read by your iMac, so the only way to send it on (in my knowledge) is to send it to other Windows users. You should be fine.

    Just tell them that because of the insecurities of their system, they probably should fork out the money to get an antivirus program ;)
     
  3. trainguy77 macrumors 68040

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    The only way to pass it on is to copy that link into someone else's msn convo and send it too someone. So your windows friends are safe. And those windows users would have to click the link.
     
  4. EMILY WONG macrumors newbie

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    msn virus

    i had received a file from my friend last week, however , that is virus, the name is "pic.zip", and my msn is usually login by someone....
    I want to clear the virus, but i don't know how to do,
    who can help me? urgent....:(

    (i use Mac G5)
     
  5. yg17 macrumors G5

    yg17

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    #5
    You have a Mac. You don't have a virus. There's nothing to clear.
     
  6. bousozoku Moderator emeritus

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    If someone else is using MSN Messenger as you, change your password.
     

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