Virus/Marketing or Spam??
Watch out there is a “virus” going round on MSN… well, I’d call it a virus, in that it spreads itself without asking and causes a nuisance.
Allow me to explain.
I started getting messages like the below:
*** Do NOT copy n paste these into a browser!!!! ***
“lol, this is awsome…:
www. msgplus zone .com/ msnplus-patch.exe”
“Hej, did you download the new MSN yet? 😀
www.msgpluszone.com/msn plus- patch.exe”
The friend in question had this from a mate, clicked it and then this s/ware installed itself and decided to spread the love onwards!
It was easy to remove, a re-install of messenger seems to of fixed the problem… so is this a virus??? Hmmmm
Annoying as hell, I know that much!
UPDATE: Its sneaked back in somewhere on my mates PC… doing more research, as soon as I get time. I now see this as a virus. Barstewards.
If you’ve got this on your machine: You’ll probably need Hijackthis to remove it.
Once you’ve run hijackthis and got a log, go to a spyware forum (like this one) and post your log… they’ll tell you what to do next. Or if you are VERY sure you know what you’re doing, google some of the resulting files to see what needs action.