What is MSN Virus?
This is a malicious infection, and, as its name implies, it uses the MSN IM service to spread to various systems. It has two intentions: to steal your usernames and passwords, as well as any other sensitive data, and to use your MSN account to infect anyone on your contacts list. This intruder has been classified as a Trojan horse, which means that it is a really severe infection. If you do not want to get your system infected by the MSN Virus, we recommend not clicking on any suspicious links that have been sent to you through the instant messenger. Otherwise, you may lose access to your online accounts, as well as attract more infections onto your computer.
What Does MSN Virus Do?
MSN Virus uses the messaging service to send out fake messages. They are usually something along the lines of “Is that u on that photo” or some other bogus message aimed only at making you click on the link that will be featured. If you do get a message with something similar, do not click on the link under any circumstances. It will lead you to peculiar websites whose intentions are definitely malicious. It is also possible for a download to be prompted of a file named photo656.pif. If you download and open this file, it will launch the virus on your computer, and it will take over your MSN account. As a result of this, you may be unable to use said account. That is not all, however. It will start sending misleading and malicious messages to everyone on your contact list. So they can become victims of this infection, as well.
As MSN Virus can take over your MSN account, it can acquire the email listed there, as well as the password for the account. If you use the same email and password for other services, then those accounts will be at risk of being compromised, as well. This is why you must change all of your important passwords immediately after you find out that MSN Virus is on your system. It will also be nice to warn your friends of this, so that they do not become victims too.
How to Remove MSN Virus?
We already established that MSN Virus is classified as a Trojan horse. This means that it is quite cunning. Manual removal of this infection will be next to impossible for any layman user. And as removal should be performed as soon as possible, your best option is to use a powerful security program to do the job for you. It will take care of all intruders automatically, and it will make sure that your system is not compromised in the future.
Spy Hunter scanner will only detect the threat. If you want the threat to be automatically removed, you need to purchase the full version of the anti-malware tool.Find Out More About SpyHunter Anti-Malware Tool / How to Uninstall SpyHunter