So I have this virus on my computer that, seemingly at random or by no pattern I can decipher but apparently only when I have an away message up, sends out a link to everyone on my buddy list saying "hehe...I swear it wasn't me," and it's a link to some Web site saying something along the lines of "download this photo," which I'm assuming is how the virus spreads.
I've tried deleting all my AIM files and reinstalling, but it still does it. Switching to AIM's new client (AIM Triton) seems to eliminate it, but frankly it's a shitty IM client and I like the old reliable AIM. Any idea how to get rid of this?
I haven't been able to find anything in the way of programs on my add/remove list (unfortunately, I'm running Windows XP) and don't know my way around a PC well enough to think of anything else.
If you go to www.antivirus.com (Trend Micro) and search for "heh.....I swear it wasn't me" you get many results. WORM_OPANKI.Z looks the closest, the deatils say it sends an AIM message saying "hehe..... I promise it wasn't me" with a link to a picture type URL. Get thee to the house call, you've got worms
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