Active links in Messenger 2009 temporarily turned off due to malicious worm

.  Microsoft made a post on the Inside Windows Live blog today alerting users that there is a malicious worm currently trying to spread itself through IM networks, including Windows Live Messenger 2009 (Wave 3). Here’s  an excerpt from the post:

A particularly malicious worm (a self-replicating computer virus) is currently trying to spread itself through many of the world’s largest instant messaging and social networks, including Windows Live Messenger 2009 … The worm spreads by inserting a link into an IM conversation with a person whose computer is already infected. When someone clicks the link, it opens in a browser, downloads the worm on the recipient’s computer, and then repeats this process.

Read more at our partner LiveSide.net here.

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