Spyware found by MS antispyware

  Rhuddlan 19:53 13 Jun 2005
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I have installed MSN Messenger plus, and after scanning with Microsoft Antispyware it found one piece of spyware which was caused by msn messenger plus it has a moderate threat level and is saying that it requires attention, I chose to ignore it as I want to keep it, any ideas?

  bremner 19:55 13 Jun 2005

What was the spyware called?

  VoG II 19:55 13 Jun 2005

Uninstall Messenger Plus.

Clean up the spyware.

Reinstall Messenger Plus (if you must) paying careful attention NOT to accept the "extras" (spyware) that it wants to install.

  Rhuddlan 20:00 13 Jun 2005

It is called Messenger Plus (Software Bundler) and has two entries in Program Files and loads of registry entries. I never choose the option to install the sponsers during installation so can't understand why this is showing as spyware?

  bremner 20:03 13 Jun 2005

Heres some FAQ on MSN Plus click here

  Rhuddlan 22:00 13 Jun 2005

Done as Vog suggested, cheers.

  Rhuddlan 00:41 17 Jun 2005

This still appears as spyware, I want to keep msn messenger plus, is having it on my system doing any damage? MS antispyware said it is a threat, whilst ad aware and spybot don't pick it up!

  Rhuddlan 02:11 17 Jun 2005

Now, I can't sign into msn messenger! Help I'm at my witts end!

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