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Virus Poses as MSN Messenger Beta

Unread postby Parvez » December 28th, 2005, 8:48 pm

http://www.betanews.com/article/Virus_P ... 1135786443

A new virus is taking advantage of the fervor surrounding the Windows Live Messenger Beta by disguising itself as a copy of the beta. Called Virkel.F by security firm F-Secure, once executed it will connect the PC to a botnet server and send a link to contacts on your buddy list.
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Unread postby Chachazz » December 29th, 2005, 8:15 pm

There is no MSN Messenger 8. Not yet anyway.

However, there's a new virus going around pretending to be "MSN Messenger 8 Working BETA".

There's two ways to catch it. First, by downloading it from a fake site where it has been supposedly "leaked":


If you download and run BETA8WEBINSTALL.EXE from that site, you won't get a new chat client. Instead, your existing MSN Messenger will start to send download links to everyone in your contact list. It also connects your machine to a botnet server.....

Source: F-Secure»
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