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Colin

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Yahoo Messenger as port of entry
« on: May 18, 2003, 01:36:44 AM »
Would like to know if you have any information on whether my suspicion that I am getting the worms and trojans thru this chat service? If so any suggestions apart from installing a firewall to prevent this?

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Re:Yahoo Messenger as port of entry
« Reply #1 on: May 19, 2003, 07:43:31 AM »
Well, I don't think the Yahoo Messenger is dangrous per se, but what can be (of course) dengerous is it's file-transfer feature. That is, if you receive some files via the Messenger, you should make sure they are virus-free before you start working with them.

FYI, there'll be a special support for Yahoo Messenger in avast 4.1.

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