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November 28, 2003, 11:37 AM
Do not under any circumstances do the latest update of MSN Messenger Plus!
I recently updated my MSN Messenger Plus! (http://www.msgplus.net/) to MsgPlus! 2.52 Update. This version is a courier for advertising. N-Case and LOP has been bundled with this update. I do not recall there being an option for the acceptance of the sponsors during the installation the updated version of MSN messenger Plus!
It took me 30 mins of reading and removal of the ad sponsors applications. These application are common with other applications such as emule.
Once again do not install the updated to the new version of msn messenger plus!
If you have, consult me for details in removing them.
November 28, 2003, 12:32 PM
I have already installed, how do you suggest i remove?
November 28, 2003, 08:20 PM
I too have installed it but haven't encountered that nag, until then I will continue being stubborn.
November 28, 2003, 08:41 PM
Also check your Add/Remove Programs in the Control Panel.
November 29, 2003, 09:19 AM
I wasn't aware of MSN messenger plus :-[ Anyway, thanks for the warning, it almost borders on what should be in the virus warnings section ;)
November 29, 2003, 10:35 AM
IGodIt... it must have been an oversight on your part concerning the sponsors option. I have downloaded the Plus 2.52.72 update and it did give the option to not accept the sponsors. I remember this clearly because of an incident I had with Plus when it was new (to me). I accepted the sponsors by accident and they literally took over my browser. So everytime after that I've tried to avoid making the same mistake. Guess I learned the hard way! :D
November 29, 2003, 11:05 AM
OK, I did the terrible deed and installed it. There was an option to refuse the "sponsor program" (read: pop-up/spam program) and of course I chose NOT to have that option installed. I got this option by choosing the custom install rather than the automatic option. I strongly suspect that if the automatic option was selected then the "sponsor program" would have been installed.
So igodit ... my suggestion is to take it easy on that clicking finger of yours ;D
November 30, 2003, 07:48 PM
Ahmm, I am curious to howcome this prog is so popular and it has a couple issues. Firstly it is not made by Microsoft, its an addon prog, and secondly correct me if i am wrong but isnt it a fact that some if not all of the visual features will only be seen by u if u have msn plus installed too??
And thirdlyy when since installing spyware filled addon progs become so popular???
November 30, 2003, 08:25 PM
Firstly it is not made by Microsoft, its an addon prog,
secondly correct me if i am wrong but isnt it a fact that some if not all of the visual features will only be seen by u if u have msn plus installed too??That's true too.
And thirdlyy when since installing spyware filled addon progs become so popular???Since they gave us the option to not install the spyware programs when we install their program.
December 1, 2003, 08:27 AM
What you need to realise is that you will get this dataminers in almost any software that is available on the net, depending on where you download it.
It has become the habit of many "software engineers" who are actually being paid by some companies to add these trojans to you applications!!!
Some go as far create websites that look Exactly like the original sites that offer the software.
Take care when downloading your files. Note where you getting it from and why the program is a freeware if it is a freeware.
December 1, 2003, 08:37 AM
I accepted the sponsors by accident and they literally took over my browser.
When you say take over your browser, do you mean that it take you to its site everytime IE starts up? If this is the case, there should be an option about recommended default home page or something like that which you can unselect.
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