Yahoo messenger

  Jomi 21:15 19 May 2003

My kids have downloaded and installed yahoo messenger.
Are there any dangers or hidden surprises with this? I disabled that annoying messenger which popped up ads at random times I'd hate to think they just replaced it.

  powerless 22:22 19 May 2003

You may get the odd message appear from "A Person" saying come visit my website as in XXX.

But the last one i got was about 6 months ago. Not sure who they are, i think its just a random message.

Only danger is in the poeple who they may talk to.

  powerless 22:24 19 May 2003

...and if they accept to recieve a file it could contain a virus, so AV protection will come in handy.

  Jomi 12:09 20 May 2003

I'm using Norton AV so should be ok.
They've both been warned about certain 'types' of conversation, I like to think they've enough sense to avoid that kind of problem.

Thanks again.

  Xevious 12:29 20 May 2003

plz remember that these messanger sytems are a large gateway for viruses/trojans...etc

ensure that your AV is updated on a regular basis!

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