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You don’t want to download MSN Messenger beta 8

December 27th, 2005 by Patrick S

There is no MSN Messenger 8 yet. Not in public beta anyway.

However, there’s a new virus going around pretending to be “MSN Messenger 8 Working BETA”.

There’s two ways to catch it. First, by downloading it from a fake site where it has been supposedly “leaked”:


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If you download and run BETA8WEBINSTALL.EXE from that site, you won’t get a new chat client. Instead, your existing MSN Messenger will start to send download links to everyone in your contact list. It also connects your machine to a botnet server.

The download link always contains the recipients’ email address. For example, if you’d have a friend with email address huuhaa@foobar.com, he would get a download link like msgrbeta8.com/im.php?msn=huuhaa@foobar.com:


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Posted in Security, Windows Live Messenger | 7 Comments »


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7 Responses

  1. Mr Joo Says:

    vytiui

  2. bharathi.N Says:

    i like the service which msn is giving and i want to download this version

  3. Sami Says:

    ThxxxX

  4. Sami Says:

    DOWNLOAD

  5. Sami Says:

    i like the service which msn is giving and i want to download this version

  6. Sajjad Says:

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  7. zach Says:

    i like this