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While using Yahoo Messenger, new status message some unwanted new messages appear?

While using Yahoo Messenger, new status message some unwanted new messages appear? Topic: Online case status
July 21, 2019 / By Ettie
Question: The messages are like Screenshot of my new windows; then http;\of my vacation pics. etc. which are not irrelavant to me. Pl advise how remove all these unwanted messages which are appearing before my status
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Clemency Clemency | 9 days ago
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, 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... 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... 1 of my vacation pictures 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 Screenshot of new windows version _ Windows Vista Images shot in Iraq _ The war will never end Just check out my new personal website ( the page cannot be displayed Do you realize who is in this image Miss World 2006 wtf is this ? wanna give me a oh my god , i've won a 20000 usd lottery co0l ! many of which contain a link to nsl-school or lottery-news or thecoolpics etc so if it sounds 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
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Clemency Originally Answered: While using Yahoo Messenger, new status message some unwanted new messages appear?
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, 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... 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... 1 of my vacation pictures 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 Screenshot of new windows version _ Windows Vista Images shot in Iraq _ The war will never end Just check out my new personal website ( the page cannot be displayed Do you realize who is in this image Miss World 2006 wtf is this ? wanna give me a oh my god , i've won a 20000 usd lottery co0l ! many of which contain a link to nsl-school or lottery-news or thecoolpics etc so if it sounds 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

Bee Bee
I also have this problem. I'm pretty sure it's due to like someone said, a worm thats going around that abuses the status message of people. I saw a vietnamese?-type status message that has a URL which is going around that when you click, you get the infected as well then u also get the same strange status message.
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Admiranda Admiranda
Rather than selecting 'I'm Available' are you saying that it's automatically putting this link in for you? If it's from a friend putting a link beside their name, unfortunately you can not change that. Now if it's your status message, try selecting 'I'm Available'. You can do that on your messenger window or RIGHT click on that messenger face icon to the left of the clock and select 'My Status' and go to 'I'm Available'. If worse comes to worse, try re-installing Yahoo Messenger.
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Tennyson Tennyson
You most likely installed some Yahoo program (booter ???) which edited your registry. If its indeed booter watch out for Trojans and don’t buy statements that placing files in Windows System32 folder is nothing to worry about. Page below provides help on fixing it, however wouldn’t be surprise if starting program (whatever it is) would reedited it back: http://carbonize.co.uk/Yahoo/tricks.php
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Tennyson Originally Answered: How do you get rid of the twitter "getting started" messages?
You have got the "get genuine..." message created by microsoft to protect its software from pirate copies. Can not argue with that. The only way around it is to get the correct code to make it genuine, or completely reload the software but do not download the windows update for security software. Windows will stop updates if you do not have a genuine verified copy.

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