The reason why people still develop viruses on msn is mainly because these viruses can be spread through people's contact list on msn messenger, and that's exactly how your msn / computer got infected.
How do the Viruses Spread on MSN?
You got this virus from your friend! Don't get mad yet. You have probably recieved messages on msn with something like “Do I look pretty on this picture (with a URL for you to click on)" or “Should I use this picture on Myspace (request you to receive a file)" all kinds of messages like these, your friends didn't mean to send you these messages, they got these messages before you did, and they clicked on the links or received the files. When they are infected, their msn account would automatically spread these messages (with virus) to friends on their friends’ lists.
- Your computer could get really slow
- Your msn might have connection problems (Which you could be shown offline but still spreading viruses)
- Your Internet Connection gets slower than the usual speed.
- Their might be popups with ads.
- and more, depends on which kind of virus you got.
Get rid of it now!
- Restart your computer (Don't start msn messenger, if it automatically opens, change the setting in preference, then restart computer again)
- Click “Start"
- Click “Run"
- Type “msconfig"
- Go to the “Startup" tab.
- Look for a file with the name “xxxsvc. exe" then uncheck it.
- (optional: Only for certain kinds of msn virus) Open My Documents -> ‘Messenger Service Received Files’. Look for a file called PIC1234(1)(1)(1)(1)(1)(1)(1)(1). exe, hold “Shift" and “Delete" key to delete it.
- Restart your computer (The virus should stop spreading by now)
- Use Netcom3 spyware remover to remove all the spywares in your computer.
How to Prevent the virus?
Simple, Keep the spyware remover software, and read carefully and don't open messages that look like a virus.