• 14th November 2011 - By Detector Invisible Yahoo

    Recently there had been an increase in number of Yahoo Messenger viruses most likely a lot of you have also received requests from peculiar ID-s asking you to add them in your list, most likely suggesting in the same time that the person who is requesting is a woman. We felt that it is necessary to raise your attention not to accept these requests as specialists are raising awareness of a new dangerous worm, the Trojan.YUMBot.K.

    New Yahoo Messenger Virus ThreatThere have been lots of viruses that were spreading via Yahoo Messenger and unfortunately there still are some but the good news is that with good antivirus software these can be dealt with and future problems can be avoided. Almost every YM user has received strange messages from friends or has been alerted by them they have received such even though that the user’s PC was turned off.

    This new virus is particularly tricky as it can sneak through defense systems and it has a very high technology which is even more dangerous for the user. Because it can actually talk with the user if it is accepted by someone in the Yahoo Messenger list it can be convincing with its politeness and it can even  assure that the system is secure and virus free. Now, this new virus is telling users to sign up on a website where they can become eligible for one of the MacBook laptops that Apple is giving away for free, in the memory of Steve Jobs, recently deceased Apple founder and leader. Obviously Apple doesn’t have such a campaign and it is a hoax, like most of the other similar messages are, that this robot is spreading.

    The link which is given to us by this robot is a link to a website where things can get very dangerous for the user. A good antivirus should alert users that there are pending dangers and it can even block the website.  Still, best thing to do is not to click on such a suspicious link and be cautious who we accept in our Yahoo Messenger list.

    Our recommendations, besides proceeding with caution is to maximize your system’s security by installing a high performance antivirus software and making sure that it’s virus database is always up to date! Of course, if we do not click on suspicious links and we avoid accepting these ID’s that are in fact viruses on our computer all possible future problems can be avoided.

    To find out more about security and how you can protect your personal information we recommend reading our dedicated article.

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