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    I have a question, people keep sending me this message on aim. It says something like, DO NOT ACCPET MESSAGES FROM DARONBOY187 OR YOU"LL GET A VIRUS AND EVRYONE ON UR LIST WILL TOo. Is it a bunch of bs? Please tell me, i check these forms regularly.

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    Hi New Bie,

    This has been making its rounds in MSN as well. My research indicates that this is a hoax message, whether it is or not, just make sure you have a good virus program on constantly that will scan incoming messages. I'm not sure if AIM has a built in virus checker, but you can always download the free AVG or Avast programs. AVG: http://free.grisoft.com/freeweb.php/doc/2/ or Avast: http://www.avast.com/i_kat_207.php?lang=ENG


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    thank you, somehow all different friends even online friends send the message to me, btw the exact message is


    DONT accept IMs from daronboy187 or misx_bitch because they are viruses. Tell everyone online because if someone on your buddy list accepts it then you get it. Copy and paste this to tell everyon

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    Yeah its a hoax. Threre are loads like this on all the chat programs. Basically any message that tells you to "pass it on" is most likely a hoax. The main dangers on chat programs are accepting file transfers, booting, and being hacked is also a very real risk if you dont have a firewall in place.

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    so it does nothin?

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