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    How do I get rid of those viruses that say things like "Hey, check out my pictures from my vacation! I look funny, I know! lol"

    Then there is a zipped file that you can open...

    Please help thanks!

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    I'm not sure if there is a way to get rid of them without changing your settings as to your availability, who you will accept incoming messages from, that sort of thing, though there may be. My initial reaction is, two possibilities:

    1. Get rid of MSN.
    2. Restrict incoming traffic to known contacts.


    But above all, don't open files from untrusted sources, no matter where they come from. Also, having a good resident antivirus program and a good resident anti-spyware program can often (not always) halt malicious processes before they infect your machine and/or cause much damage to it.
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    If it looks like a fish and smells like a fish and you're allergic to fish, don't eat it.


    Getting rid of MSN isn't necessarily the answer-- the better one is having common sense and knowing how to use even a flawed program.
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    Go get an AntiVirus Scanner, and scan your computer.
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    lol Ok thanks. I was wondering how I could make one?

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    Quote Originally Posted by afe View Post
    lol Ok thanks. I was wondering how I could make one?
    Make what, a MSN virus you're trying to rid yourself of? Do you really think that's an appropriate question here on the forums?

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    1. Put on a special hat to get into character.
    2. Delete files randomly and change a few settings too.
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    Make a virus scanner?
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    You'd be better off buying one.
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