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    Messenger Service?


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    Something really strage happened to me today , i left my computer on all day while i was away but it had no programs running.
    When i got home i went to the computer and there was a box with the title "messenger service" , it had a message in german which i didnt understand with the word "achtung" being used 3 or 4 times. It also said "from (something in german) to xxx.xx.xx...(My IP)" and ended with "visit www.goto6.com" which i went to check and is a porn site.
    Now, i have no idea whats this ,or what harm it may have did to my pc(if it did any).

    Anybody can explain this to me please?
    Last edited by zecarioca; October 25th, 2002 at 03:45 AM.
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    There are some low level trojans that use the windows messenger service. Did you do a virus or trojan scan?

    There are also some ad-ware dealies that will try to force ads onto your desktop using the windows messenger.
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    the thing is i dont even have messenger installed...
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    My wife had something sorta like you are talking about a while ago. I did scans and all and even used adAware to see if it could flush anything, but nothing. I finally went to her c drive folder and noticed a download of some sort of activeX application, sure enough, that was the problem......

    P.S. - do us a small favor zecarioca and edit your post with the link and make it not clickable - add a couple of spaces in the link or something. Thanks....
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    The Windows messenger service is installed by default by all windows nt and up systems. Its for communicating over networks. You can use the command "net send [ip address or name or the person you want to message] [your message]" to send messages to people. I doubt its a virus. They probably ran a port scan and found your ip and sent you a message. Also, do you have a wireless lan? Hope this information helps!

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    There was recently an article on Wired about Windows Messenger being used for spamming.
    http://www.wired.com/news/technology...,55795,00.html

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