February 12th, 2004, 10:52 PM
weird IM problem
(16:54:44) Username: how far can you get? http://www.buddylinks.net/night_raptor/
every time I take my AWAY msg down, I get a wierd link from my friend, but he is not sending it and it is always of a game from buddylinks.net.
February 12th, 2004, 10:59 PM
It's a virus-like annoyance. Read about it here
Google News Articles on it
This quote might answer your question:
That is the way some AOL Instant Messenger users are describing an unwanted trick message that's making the rounds of AIM buddy lists. Fortunately, it is not a computer virus.
The message, which appears to come from someone on a computer user's buddy list, contains a link to what's purported to be an Osama bin Laden game. Along with the message comes up a pop-up box asking whether the user wants to install a program.
If the user clicks "yes" to install the program, adware is installed on the computer that delivers advertisements or promotions. Clicking "yes" also appears to give the sender's permission to send a duplicate instant message to everyone on the user's buddy list.
February 12th, 2004, 11:00 PM
I have not got any complaints on my part, is there a chance I may have got it from him?
February 13th, 2004, 09:35 AM
You might want to have your friend look into this program -
If you went to the site and let the program install, you probably have it.
is there a chance I may have got it from him?
You should get Ad-aware (click) and scan your computer with it at least once a week. Keep it updated. Its free for home users.