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Windows 7: Windows Live & Messenger

07 Mar 2010   #1
enigma1944

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 
Windows Live & Messenger

I don't know if I'm the only one but the past few days I am receiving some strange
messages about being signed into MSN & Messenger. In addition, I have received
some messages from MSN to change my password.

Any ideas

Thanks


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07 Mar 2010   #2
unifex

Windows 7 Ultimate (x64)
 
 

Are you actually using the Messenger at all? Cause if not, I strongly recommend removing it from your system.

Where are you getting these strange messages? Do they simply pop up on your desktop, or you see them in your browser, or you are running the messenger?
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07 Mar 2010   #3
RST101

Windows 7 Ultimate x64.
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by unifex View Post
Are you actually using the Messenger at all? Cause if not, I strongly recommend removing it from your system.

Where are you getting these strange messages? Do they simply pop up on your desktop, or you see them in your browser, or you are running the messenger?
Why would you strongly recommend removing it?

Am I missing something here.
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07 Mar 2010   #4
pebbly

win 7 ultimate32bit, Win8.1pro wmc 32bit
 
 

hi enigma, have you ran a virus scan using malwarebytes sounds like you have been hacked
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07 Mar 2010   #5
unifex

Windows 7 Ultimate (x64)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by RST101 View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by unifex View Post
Are you actually using the Messenger at all? Cause if not, I strongly recommend removing it from your system.
Why would you strongly recommend removing it?

Am I missing something here.
Note that I recommended removing it, if he is not actually using it.

Two reasons - 1. Security paranoia. 2. No need to keep software you don't use.

Let me expand the first one. This is not total paranoia. This is a legacy of Windows messenger in older OS, which was a total security risk, as it allowed people to send you messages and access your PC without you knowing and without you doing anything. They say it's much better now. But if you are not actually using it, why keep it?
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