My husband's yahoo messenger was hacked.

United States
June 15, 2011 10:59pm CST
My husband's friends keep telling him that they are getting messages from a woman asking to see pictures or show pictures of her. We think his messenger was hacked. He ran his spyware remover and antivirus. Does he need to completely get rid of the messenger and redownload it? Any suggestions?
3 responses
@ravisivan (14055)
• India
16 Jun 11
It will be a good idea to delete the existing messenger and download the latest from net. It is after all freely available. /em]
• United States
16 Jun 11
I was thinking that would probably be best too.
@bingskee (5237)
• Philippines
16 Jun 11
hi, linda. that is one problem of YM that has not been solved yet. i gave up on YM. maybe you should try skype.
• Philippines
16 Jun 11
Those are bots. I get them too. Just flag them and they would not bother you again. Not unless new accounts and botnet arise. It will be a never ending cycle.