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    New Aim Virus

    Ive just gotten back from a night class- i sit down and i have 6 IMS from people that have me on their buddy list that read this:

    SomeName119: check this out: http://www.wgutv.com/osama_capture.php?KVn7

    DO NOT CLICK THAT LINK!!!!!!

    For those of you that may have this virus that sends out instant messages to people on your buddy list, Ive found that it can be removed through control panel, add remove programs, remove buddylist integration.

    New versions of this will undoubtedly come out, and wont be so easy to remove...

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    Curiosity Kills the cat . Well I did click on the link .

    here's the deal:

    its a website talking about osama being captured, and it will ask you to installed "A Media Player" which will then supposebly run a video, probrably install malware. Most likely spyware/adware.

    here's its Privacy Policy:

    Note: This is not an actual news story. This is the prologue to a Flash video game.

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    * Via “Add/Remove Programs”:
    o Click “Start”, Settings, Control Panel
    o Click “Add/Remove Programs”
    o Locate the “buddylinks.net Messaging Integration” option and click “Remove”.
    o Click “Yes” on the prompt.
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    o Choose “Run” or “Open” when the download window appears.



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    o Navigate to “Start”, “Programs”, “buddylinks.net”, “buddylinks.net Configuration”
    o Uncheck the “Use buddylinks.net technology to send fun links to my friends!” box, if checked
    o Click “Close”



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    The question I get more around here than anything else.... Can you fix my profile? Its broken....
    I'm thinking about putting together a tutorial on all the Aim hijacks I've had to fix.... It's actually kindof a bitch to fix some of them.

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    you gotta love the term "Privacy Policy":

    we're going to hi-jack your browser, harass your friends (for not too much longer) send them annoying ads from anyone who pays us and all from your computer. plus, at no charge, install anything we damm well please in the future...and your so stupid your going to agree with it because its too much for your little mind to read and comprehend.

    they should call it a piracy policy
    Bukhari:V3B48N826 “The Prophet said, ‘Isn’t the witness of a woman equal to half of that of a man?’ The women said, ‘Yes.’ He said, ‘This is because of the deficiency of a woman’s mind.’”

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    The question I get more around here than anything else.... Can you fix my profile? Its broken....
    Does it keep getting replaced by text that the hijacker put in there? Try out this program-
    http://www.rsaisp.com/software.asp

    It worked for talkstocks, realphx, and buddypicture - might work for this one.

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    Yeah. I've heard of something like that before. It asked you to click a link saying Free Porn! When you went to the site, it downloaded a program that imed other people with more "Free Porn" ims. It got pretty nasty at times. I mean it was littered in the AOL lobbies. (heh. remembering when I had aol. god did it suck...)
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