Will you tell your friends that their computers may get the virus?

@youless (94721)
Guangzhou, China
December 26, 2008 9:09am CST
Sometimes my MSN will pop up a chatting window from my friends. Usually it will appear some English with a link. And I realize that my friends' computers may be affected by the virus. But I just let it be. I don't click it or tell my friend. It seems that MSN often gets such kind of virus. So be careful when you receive a strange conversation with a link from your friend.
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5 responses
@lourry (72)
• China
27 Dec 08
well, those chatting window poping up automatically indeed seems annoyed and i am also used to shutting it down instantly and not informing my friend immediately unless it happened again and again which means my friend still not aware of it or need some help to copy with it. then i would like to chat with him/her to make sure that whether some helps may need or not since as we know some friends, especially those elder or female are not that kinda proficient of computer knowledge. wish you good luck and happy holidays,my friend.
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@youless (94721)
• Guangzhou, China
27 Dec 08
I don't tell my dad that his computer had this problem. If he knew it, he would format the computer again
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• India
26 Dec 08
hi there,,,,, hey i cant recieve that link bacause i dont use msn for chatting with friends,,but anyways thanks for telling me buddy
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@youless (94721)
• Guangzhou, China
26 Dec 08
Perhaps you may receive such kind of link from another chatting software, so be careful to it.
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@skysuccess (8881)
• Singapore
27 Dec 08
youless, I think sometimes it would be considerate of us to do so, but you will need to be aware if your findings are true and if your friend will be able to accept your warning. I cannot help but remind all that MSN and IE are often prone to attacks from hackers and malicious spywares. So, I would seek that you exercise cautious and safe alternatives like Trillian and Firefox for your chats and browsing respectively. (Check out the references below if you are interested) Cheers. Ref: Trillian http://www.download.com/Trillian/3000-2150_4-10047473.html?tag=mncol;pop Firefox http://www.mozilla.com
@youless (94721)
• Guangzhou, China
27 Dec 08
I like to use Firefox. If some websites can't support it, then I have to switch to IE again.
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• Canada
29 Dec 08
Yea, i tried telling one of my friends who sent me a link that they had a virus, but they didn`t reply, and i didnt knew why i noticed that the virus just signed on to send a link to everybody so the virus could spread
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@youless (94721)
• Guangzhou, China
6 Jan 09
Thanks for your response.
@JummyTao (265)
• China
27 Dec 08
If u always surf online by IE,i think the risk which you suffered virus is high.Like me,I use both IE and FireFox,and FF is safer than IE. It makes us crazy if you have some virus in your PC,sometimes you need format your disk,maybe you must delete some important files although you wann't! And good luck to u,happy mylotting
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@youless (94721)
• Guangzhou, China
27 Dec 08
I like to use Firefox