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MSN Spaces - Attracts unknown virus

Advaitadas - Sun, 10 Apr 2005 19:02:11 +0530
Don't know if anyone has ever tried to use MSN Spaces, an experiment I guess by MSN as a service for members of MSN Messenger. One can blog and post photos etc on such MSN Spaces, but each time I open my space, or edit it I get a warning from my viruskiller F Secure that it 'may be infected by an unknown virus'. When I then opt to delete that unknown virus F Secure fails to tell me what was the fate of that unknown virus and the next time I open my Spaces again the same thing happens (infection). Anyone has any experience with this or knows if this is an actual virus or a false alarm?
Madhava - Sun, 10 Apr 2005 19:27:28 +0530
If Microsoft gives something for free, there's got to be something fishy there. F-Secure is smart. smile.gif
Advaitadas - Sun, 10 Apr 2005 19:30:46 +0530
But then why can F Secure not identify and/or remove the ghost-virus? unsure.gif I notice that the MSN Spaces project is a Beta project (trial project). Better wait until they improved their trial perhaps? crying.gif
Madhava - Sun, 10 Apr 2005 19:32:40 +0530
Probably some protocol they're experimenting with, or something, and when the service goes past trial, F-Secure will update their scanner to not suspect it. Probably it's completely harmless.
Advaitadas - Sun, 10 Apr 2005 19:34:36 +0530
Care to try if you also get hit by this ghost virus?
Madhava - Sun, 10 Apr 2005 20:31:23 +0530
No, no problems hee.

Most likely it's some harmless piece of JavaScript that F-Secure suspects.