Contact Information Under Personal Profile

Raven Raven
This is a minor thing, but would it be possible to have MSN Messenger as one of the choices under the possible selections for Contact Information under our Personal Profile?
01/01/2010
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Sir Sir
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Originally posted by Raven
This is a minor thing, but would it be possible to have MSN Messenger as one of the choices under the possible selections for Contact Information under our Personal Profile?
Yeah, I was wondering that too. Thank you for starting a discussion post about it!
01/01/2010
Raven Raven
Thanks. I've wondered about it for some time; hopefully, it's something doable.
01/01/2010
Sammi Sammi
I'll pass this suggestion along.
01/01/2010
Raven Raven
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Originally posted by Sammi
I'll pass this suggestion along.
Great! Thanks a bunch.
01/02/2010
Dragon Dragon
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Originally posted by Raven
This is a minor thing, but would it be possible to have MSN Messenger as one of the choices under the possible selections for Contact Information under our Personal Profile?
I need to look into this again, but last I heard MSN Messenger was one of those programs that is just ripe for viruses and hackers to get into your computer.
01/02/2010
Raven Raven
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Originally posted by Dragon
I need to look into this again, but last I heard MSN Messenger was one of those programs that is just ripe for viruses and hackers to get into your computer.
Wow, I hope that is not true. Maybe I've been lucky. I've been using it for quite a while, along with some friends and associates, and no one I know has yet had a problem, but that doesn't necessarily mean anything. Thanks for the info, and I look forward to hearing what you find out.
01/02/2010
Adriana Ravenlust Adriana Ravenlust
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Originally posted by Raven
Wow, I hope that is not true. Maybe I've been lucky. I've been using it for quite a while, along with some friends and associates, and no one I know has yet had a problem, but that doesn't necessarily mean anything. Thanks for the info, ... More
It's sort of true. MSN is a common target and there are a lot of 'bots' which add you and can give you viruses. Frequently, these infections are unknown to the perosn who has them. The one I am most familiar with will post messages to your friends but you won't see them AND if your friends try to copy and paste it back, they won't be able to see it either. Definitely tricky. However, it's easily solved by not adding anyone you don't know and having up to date virus protection.

Anyway, folks on Yahoo can add MSN messenger addresses, too, so this would be doubly useful IMO.
01/02/2010
Raven Raven
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Originally posted by Adriana Ravenlust
It's sort of true. MSN is a common target and there are a lot of 'bots' which add you and can give you viruses. Frequently, these infections are unknown to the perosn who has them. The one I am most familiar with will post messages to ... More
MSN being a target doesn't really come as a surprise. LOL. I will pay closer attention to any addition, and thankfully I am fairly good about updating my virus protection. Thanks for the info and the great advice.
01/02/2010
Adriana Ravenlust Adriana Ravenlust
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Originally posted by Raven
MSN being a target doesn't really come as a surprise. LOL. I will pay closer attention to any addition, and thankfully I am fairly good about updating my virus protection. Thanks for the info and the great advice.
It makes perfect sense, unfortunately. Folks who make a living (I guess?!) out of creating viruses are going to go after the big names (windows, MSN messenger, Limewire in its heyday). That's what I would do if I were in the business. I'm not, though. LOL
01/02/2010
Dragon Dragon
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Originally posted by Raven
MSN being a target doesn't really come as a surprise. LOL. I will pay closer attention to any addition, and thankfully I am fairly good about updating my virus protection. Thanks for the info and the great advice.
"While performing their duties, Messenger and WLM consume a fair amount of resources, which can cause your computer to operate slowly. Perhaps even worse, Messenger and WLM can be security risks, allowing unwanted advertisements to reach the computer through ports opened by the applications. Internet advertisers can use the ports used by Messenger service to send pop-up advertisements to connected computers. The pop-ups open in a window entitled Messenger Service. This security breach gives malicious software an opening into the computer by which it can begin attacking the OS."

first search result under "windows messenger hazard"
I can't get the damn thing off my computer anyway... and I don't use it.
01/03/2010
Dragon Dragon
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Originally posted by Dragon
"While performing their duties, Messenger and WLM consume a fair amount of resources, which can cause your computer to operate slowly. Perhaps even worse, Messenger and WLM can be security risks, allowing unwanted advertisements to reach the ... More
the article
01/03/2010
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