Perils of Using MSN & Viruses?

  shazza65 19:45 29 Dec 04

I am trying to help a friend of mine whose daughter spends many hours on MSN. She has FINALLY run her Norton Anitvirus and found a virus which she cannot remove; W32SPYBOT.WORM.
Does anyone know what visrus this is and how it can be removed? Have looked at a previous problem on forum but not quite sure of the best way to get rid of it, I've got to sort out her computer tomorrow.

Also, please advise of what the real problems of using MSN are because I've got to explain to her daughter the perils of using MSN.

  ACOLYTE 19:55 29 Dec 04
  ACOLYTE 19:58 29 Dec 04

I would say MSN is safe enough to use if used wisely i have used it for years and never had a virus because of it, i know people have,all i could say is dont accept files of people unless you know them,MSN can be set up to check each file recieved for viruses as they arrive.

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