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    AIM virus

    Just a warning-there's a virus going around and it gets to you via AIM. The way it works is someone one your buddy list IM's you with a link and a comment that goes something along the lines of "look at what I did, I'm cool." You click, and then all of a sudden that same message is getting sent to everyone on YOUR buddy list and there's nothing you can do! Now, I'm getting pop ups, I've got a toolbar I can't get rid of, and a naughy video even popped up and played while I was researching for my midterm (and no, it's not a sex-ed class!). I've run ad-aware about 4 times and each time there's about 30 files that need to be removed. So, just be careful!!

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    Re: AIM virus

    My husband's office was hit with it. One of their clients was hit so they were all sent the link.

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    Re: AIM virus

    Thanks


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    Re: AIM virus

    thanks for the tip... (adds college to aim list just in case)

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    Re: AIM virus

    Quote Originally Posted by figment1986
    (adds college to aim list just in case)
    now why didn't I think of that??

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    Re: AIM virus

    So THAT's what the heck that was!...I thought everyone had just gone insane.

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    Re: AIM virus

    Quote Originally Posted by Murphy
    So THAT's what the heck that was!...I thought everyone had just gone insane.
    well, we are insane....but this was just pure EVILNESS!!! BTW, anyone found a solution for getting the symptoms off your compy??

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    Re: AIM virus

    Quote Originally Posted by MissChristine
    well, we are insane....but this was just pure EVILNESS!!! BTW, anyone found a solution for getting the symptoms off your compy??
    http://www.aim.com/help_faq/security/trojan.adp might be of help. The instructions there are pretty long.

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    Re: AIM virus

    Thanks for the heads up, Christine!
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    Re: AIM virus

    Quote Originally Posted by MissChristine
    well, we are insane....but this was just pure EVILNESS!!! BTW, anyone found a solution for getting the symptoms off your compy??

    I would just buy a new one. Their, problem solved LOL.

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    Re: AIM virus

    if anybody gets the "AIM VIRUS" PM ME...I have a small file u just click and it will fix the problem + any other viruses u have in the blink of an eye

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    Re: AIM virus

    Also, you can run AdAware in Safe Mode to get rid of it better.

    At Start-up, push F8 and select safe mode, run it then reboot. gone.
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    Re: AIM virus

    i have AdAware, i run it at least once a day, and i find about 30 tracking cookies every time. thanks for the advice!!

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    Re: AIM virus

    You might want to consider getting SPywareBlaster. It's a free little program that actively blocks tracking cookies and the like.
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