I got virus in yahoo messenger its not going how to delete that one i tried with new yahoo id but didnt work?
Question: i got virus in yahoo mesenger 8.1 i am not able 2 delete that one when iam scaning for virus it is showing no virus i changed my yahoo id aslo but after 5 min it again started virus sites are coming beside yahoo avtar plz help how 2 delete this virus
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hi :) there are so many worms that target yahoo messenger at the moment, most will send out random IM's to your friends with urls, or change your current status message along with a clickable url, we have the most common ones currently causing grief at... http://www.wackyb.co.nz/vb/forumdisplay.... you will need to clearly identify which one you have acquired and it's quite a mission to work this out as currently installed virus scanners are often a target (being disabled by the worm) so a clean bill of health from your antivirus program might in fact be incorrect. If you suspect this is the case online scanner (temporarily disable your currently installed one first though)... Trend http://housecall.trendmicro.com/housecal... BitDefender http://www.bitdefender.com/scan8/ F-Secure http://support.f-secure.com/enu/home/ols.shtml Panda http://www.pandasoftware.com/products/activescan just follow the prompts for the one you decide to use and pay close attention to the worm/trojan and variant details the scanner will provide as if one of the system files is currently in use it will be unable to be removed and you may have to download additional programs and / or follow details instructions (which they will provide) from safe mode there are more are listed in http://www.wackyb.co.nz/vb/showthread.php?t=397 if the above aren't suitable :) the one causing the most grief at the moment is... WORM_SOHANAD.I (and variants of) which gives status messages and sends random IM's to friends with links like... the only way to clean some online viruses that may lead you into troubles Now you can avoid some critical online viruses by updating Windows Just check out my new personal website wtf is this ? wanna give me a oh my god , i've won a 20000 usd lottery co0l ! if those look familiar check out... Trend... http://www.trendmicro.com/vinfo/virusencyclo/default5.asp?VName=WORM%5FSOHANAD%2EI&VSect=Sn or Panda... http://www.pandasoftware.com/virus_info/encyclopedia/overview.aspx?lst=det&idvirus=134027 both offer free online virus scanners to help you remove it :) once the issue has been resolved, give serious consideration to ensuring that your operating system is up to date... http://windowsupdate.microsoft.com/ as some of the worms doing the rounds on yahoo (and other IM's) at the moment are only made possible because ppl haven't used windows update for critical and security patches so the worms/trojans are using known security issues
Do this,,,, Click on Start Button/ Settings/ Control Panel/ Add or Remove Programs. DUMP anything that says Yahoo Messenger (toolbar, address book etc etc etc) they will be listed at the bottom of that window if there are any), and go to this website,,,,, http://www.oldversion.com/program.php?n=... and install the 7.0 (my suggestion, one of which I HAVE NEVER HAD PROBLEMS WITH). BE SAFE Cheri PS. Stay away from the 9.0 version it still has bugs being worked out, and like I suggested, the 7.0 is the most stable. And no you will NOT lose any Contacts from a previous version you ran, they are all saved on Yahoos Sever and will transfer to whatever version you install.
once you click onto links others have despatched you in messenger, you will get a pandemic.. in case you pick 2 view a link , style it on your seek bar any further.. you could replace and run your anti.. if that would not do away with the virus, then you definately could have 2 uninstall messenger, reboot, replace and run anti, then reinstall messenger.. bummer eh..
You could just click on messenger top left in the mesenger window, scroll down and click on preferences. Click on general then in the next window untick start messenger at startup and untick wait until I connect to the internet then click o.k. To uninstall messenger: Click start on your desk top, then click control panel. Now double click add or remove programs. When the list comes up scroll down to Yahoo mesenger click on it and on the right side you will see change or remove. Click and it will uninstall.
Sounds more like malware than a virus. You could try uninstalling messenger and re-installing it after, but that may not work. Try ewido anti malware suite, that can work wonders.
1 Restart the computer. 2 When it shuts down and before it starts to restart HOLD DOWN the F8 key. 3 It will ask you what mode to start in, by giving you a list to choose from. Do this as quickly as possible, so it does not choose another mode for you. 4 Using your arrow keys go the the Safemode option and hit the return key. 5 It should start in safemode. YOU WANT TO UNINSTALL YahooIM & REINSTALL IT to be SURE it places ICONS on your Desktop & in the System Tray. It should automatically place it on your Startup Menu. After you restart in safemode: 1 Go to Start 2 Go to Control Panel 3 Then choose the add/delete programs 4 You want to remove Yahoo messenger 5 Restart in normal mode 6 Reinstall Yahoo Messenger 7 When you are installing choose [IF it gives you the OPTION] to add a desktop icon and a system tray icon [This will place a link to Messenger on your desktop, and place a smiley face in your system tray when you are logged into Messenger] If it does not give you these options to choose from, then the sodtware should place them on your PC automatically. 8 Once you download it and have it setup on your PC 9 Open & log into Yahoo Messenger 10 Go to the top and you will see the word Messenger, left click on it. 11 Go to preferences & set it up how you wan it 12 Then go to privacy options and set that up how you want 13 You can also play around with other things under messenger, contacts & actions. 14 You can also setup a microphone/headset, and or, speakers to it as well to voice chat 15 You can also change the skin of your messenger [the look & feel], and if you don't like what they offer? You can go to Google & type in FREE Yahoo IM skins. You should be able to download more online on sites that offer free Yahoo IM skins. Hope this helps hon! Jewel .
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