Virus Poses as a Leaked MSN Messenger Beta!
Don’t download and install a BOGUS MSN Messenger Beta! (Actually, I wouldn’t install MSN Messenger in any case!!) But THIS one is a virus!
If you must IM, IM with a really good client, like Trillian! And, if you use IM, be sure to use Avast! Anti-virus, which works with IM clients!
“Unsuspecting Windows users who install the phony MSN Messenger Version 8 ‘beta’ actually install an IM worm that spreads to their IM contacts, and connects their computer to a remote control ‘bot’ network run by malicious hackers, according to F-Secure Corp., an antivirus firm based in Helsinki.”