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Since: 2.1.02

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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.

I miss my Powerbook.

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Since: 9.12.01
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#2 Posted on | Instant Rating: 8.81
hehe... I swear it wasn't me.



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Since: 9.12.01
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#3 Posted on | Instant Rating: 8.81
Try Trend Micro's house call to get a free, online virus scan. It's located here: http://www.trendmicro.com/hc_intro/default.asp Just do the anti-virus, you don't need the anti-spyware one that costs money to run.

Also, download and install Avast or AVG anti-virus. Or, buy Norton, McAfee, or Trend's products. Get something

Then stop going to all of those crackz and serialz sites.

(edited by Guru Zim on 10.3.06 1438)


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Since: 3.1.02
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#4 Posted on | Instant Rating: 6.93
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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Are you sure it's just not minimized? Move the pointer to the bottom of the screen, and see if you get the arrow cursor. Or, maybe you're monitor settings are off. Check your video card drivers, and try the hardware settings on your monitor.
- PalpatineW, Strange XP issue (2004)
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