October 24th, 2002, 07:43 PM
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.
October 24th, 2002, 09:20 PM
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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October 24th, 2002, 09:27 PM
the thing is i dont even have messenger installed...
October 24th, 2002, 10:01 PM
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....
Last edited by jpenn; October 24th, 2002 at 10:03 PM.
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October 27th, 2002, 11:35 PM
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!
November 3rd, 2002, 01:14 PM