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Thread: MSN Messenger Hijack

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    Angry MSN Messenger Hijack

    My messenger being logged out and people on my contact list are sent messages that I didn't send. It tells me I have logged into another computer. I've run AdAware, SbyBot SandD, Spyware Terminator Etc. Etc.

    I ran HijackThis and saved a log file but don't know what to look for. The log file is here if someone can help!

    Thanks, Tawny

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    MSN Messenger Hijack

    The log file was too big to show on here and I don't think the attachment worked. If someone knows how I can show the logfile here please let me know.

    Thanks, Tawny

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    Very doubtful it will be adware or spyware, just sounds to me like someone knows your msn login password.

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    Hijacker

    I have 3 email accounts on msn and my password is the same for all. The only messenger that seems to have a problem is one of them. I'll try changing my password and if that doesn't work I'll have to try something else. My friends keep getting messages from me that I don't send and one of them told me I had a virus that was being passed around. Dunno...

    Thanks, Tawn

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    Precision Processor Super Moderator egghead's Avatar
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    there is a virus hitting some on msn. if you are infected then you will send out a link to all your msn contacts usually once or twice a day. I don't know the cure but I believe if you install the latest msn version that it will fix the problem and you will no longer be infected. remember never click on a link from msn unless you ask the sender what it is and they reply that it is safe.

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    I have the same problem, and I think prompted by my use of MSN Messenger on a Mac, as I rarely use a PC to log in there
    And the messages have continued to be sent, I gather, even tho I haven't logged into Messenger at all anywhere for several days now
    Anyone got any thoughts on how to resolve this?

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    Old and Cranky Super Moderator rik's Avatar
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    Change passwords on your MSN accounts and install virus protection. Symantecs virus scan for MAC seems to do a good job. Of Course, since there are very few MAC virii... how can you tell if it's working?

    Anyway, if your account/s have been compromised you don't need to log in. "THEY" take care of that for you...

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