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    Flash M0nkey
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    New MSN Virus?

    ** Links in this post may lead to active viruses. Please do not click them unless you know what you are doing. If you ignore this advice and go ahead and click them - tough dont come bitchin to me!**

    Ok just received this message :

    UserX says:
    Heh, is this really you? http://www.messengertools.org/msn.ph...xx@hotmail.com
    where xxxxx@hotmail.com was my MSN address.

    The user did not send this message and the link tries to download a program called contact.exe

    I did a quick google buit showed up nothing - and am on work machine (not in a DMZ) so dont want to **** around with it here.

    Anyone seen this / have any additional info about it?

    Also if you go to just messengertools.org it doesn't display a page simply tries to download a different .exe

    so any info?

    ta

    v_Ln

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    T̙͓̞̣̯ͦͭͅͅȂͧͭͧ̏̈͏̖̖Z̿ ͆̎̄
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    Hi val,

    Don't know if this will shed any light but...

    http://www.google.ca/search?client=f...=Google+Search
    MSN virus - Google Search

    seems you're not alone.

    Eg

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    Flash M0nkey
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    yeah there has been several MSN viruses before (i even wrote a removal tool for one many moons ago )

    But this one appears slightly different to ones I have seen previously (most would attempt to send the infected file through msn, but i think new versions of the client block transfers of suspect file types) hence why it appears they have switched to a web download. A google search of the message the virus sends and the web addy it directs you to have turned up nothing.

    And am really looking for some information on this particular infection type not all MSN viruses - but ta anyways

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    T̙͓̞̣̯ͦͭͅͅȂͧͭͧ̏̈͏̖̖Z̿ ͆̎̄
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    Sorry val...looked all over and came up empty...maybe it just hasn't been reported yet?

    Eg

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    Regal Making Handler
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    There is a bit about this here: http://forum.mess.be/index.php?showt...21&#entry84621

    Near the bottom of the page.
    What happens if a big asteroid hits the Earth? Judging from realistic simulations involving a sledge hammer and a common laboratory frog, we can assume it will be pretty bad. - Dave Barry

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    Flash M0nkey
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    perfect jinxy - thanks

    no word on its actual payload tho - but at least there is removal instructions. Thankfully I'm smart enough not to download random files online
    but a few of my friends aint so sensible and its gettin rather annoying receiving these damn messages :S

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    Not sure if there is still interest here. Just incase there is, here is what Trendmicro has on their site

    http://www.trendmicro.com/vinfo/viru...R%2ECP&VSect=T
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    Rule 1: Don't tell people everything you know.

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    Looks like messengertools.org has now been pulled.
    What happens if a big asteroid hits the Earth? Judging from realistic simulations involving a sledge hammer and a common laboratory frog, we can assume it will be pretty bad. - Dave Barry

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    Hoopy Frood
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    Thanks, Jinxy! My friend was hit with this and I couldn't find anything about it on Symantec last night, so thanks!!

    - Xierox
    "Personality is only ripe when a man has made the truth his own."

    -- Søren Kierkegaard

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    I was hit with a new one last night from http:// messengerstats.net/

    Here's a link to a fix

    http://www.bertelsen.ca/journal/viru...sengerstatsnet

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