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can you get a virus from YAHOO messengers "photo sharing"

Discussion in 'BlackHat Lounge' started by lucius, Jun 5, 2010.

  1. lucius

    lucius Power Member

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    clicked on "accept photo sharing" saw the pics but dint save them
    can i get a virus from that??
     
  2. Cloaks

    Cloaks Regular Member

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    Technically, it's possible that someone has found an exploit.
    However, it's EXTREMELY unlikely, and someone who had one wouldn't be wasting his time with you. A such exploit would be worth thousands of dollars. Don't worry about it - You're certainly not infected because of that. Alternatively, go to start -> run -> write "msconfig" -> click startup tab -> untick all suspicious elements. You should be more or less clean now. After that, run malwarebyte's anti-malware which is free, and ESET's online scanner. Get a proper firewall like Comodo. Run Ad-Aware and CCleaner would probably help you too.. Hope that gets you started :)
     
  3. anti_dote

    anti_dote Power Member

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    Well it is right its very rare that some guy has found an exploit but don't worry its all safe you can't get virus from photo sharing. Since you did not save it on your pc so you are all clean but if you are still concern run a spyware or scan it simple :D just get back and start making $$$