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LucyL
15-06-2005, 09:58 PM
Opened messenger and got notice that new version was available. Decided to download new version and went to XtraMsn website via link then AVG pops up telling the file I am downloading contains a trojan called IRC/Backdoor.SdBot.CS!

What's going on here? Is AVG telling porkies or has the XtraMS site been compromised and the download file infected?

Lucy :confused:

Bejehsus
15-06-2005, 10:13 PM
must be virus scanners dont lie

Metla
15-06-2005, 10:17 PM
HEH?

Virus scanners are notories for false positives.

Anyhow, If you think it has a virus, Don't download it for now,Report it to them and see what they say.

MS have distrinbuted CD's of commercial programs in the past that were chock full of viruses, anthing is possible.

LucyL
15-06-2005, 10:26 PM
Yeah have flagged the download.

I was just surprised to get a virus alert from such a site and wondered if anyone else had found this.


Lucy

mark c
15-06-2005, 10:45 PM
I would recommend that you abandon MSN Messenger. :D Full of **** and numerous other prioblems. Try something else...........m

Terry Porritt
15-06-2005, 11:00 PM
Bypass Xtra and see what happens here:
http://messenger.msn.com/Download/

My AVG gives the download a clean bill of health!

Agent_24
16-06-2005, 12:21 AM
I thought it was IBM that distributed virus-infected CD's.... Hehe

berryb
16-06-2005, 12:56 AM
I have just found a log entery in Avast that shows my daughter downloaded MSN tonight and it had Win32:Trojan-gen included for free!

LucyL
16-06-2005, 08:20 PM
Bypass Xtra and see what happens here:
http://messenger.msn.com/Download/

My AVG gives the download a clean bill of health!

Thanks Terry but that's the site I was downloading from - thought it was xtra site cos of the logo in corner.

Won't bother with messenger - don't use it much anyway.

Cheers Lucy