Category Archives: MSN Messenger

MSN Messenger build 7.0.0813 has been released!

A new build (called a QFE – Quick Fix Engineering release) is now available for MSN Messenger 7.0.  The Messenger team has done a great job of fixing the top issues that we’ve been seeing in PSS.  Kudos to the … Continue reading

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Staying Safe with MSN Messenger

There’s a good article on Microsoft.com that talks about 5 ways to avoid viruses sent through IM.  It is well worth the time to RTWT (Read The Whole Thing).   The article talks about 5 steps to avoid instant message … Continue reading

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Virus/Worm Update (Kelvir.a and Kelvir.b)

Information Week has an article up about the latest virus attack.  You can read it here. In the article they refer to the worm as Kelvir.a and Kelvir.b: The new worms, tagged as Kelvir.a and Kelvir.b, appeared over the weekend … Continue reading

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Messenger and PIF files

Let me be blunt about this: never open a PIF file, or click on a link to a PIF file, you receive over IM. Folks, in the year 2005 there is no reason for anyone to be using PIF files … Continue reading

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New Messenger Worm (W32/Crog.worm)

I have started to see reports of a new worm spreading through Messenger.  Keep an eye out for W32/Crog.worm. All the technical details are here. Posted by Jeff Wilkes.    

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Error code 81000365 at sign-in

I’ve seen ia number of reports of folks getting an 81000365 error trying to sign-in to MSN Messenger.  Many of the 81000365 errors at sign-in have been resolved by re-adding MSN Messenger to your firewall allowed application list.  It seems … Continue reading

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MSN Messenger setup has failed with error code ‘1603’

(Updated 4/7/05) Folks, we think we have fixed most of the 1603 issues in 7.0.  Go here and try the released build. (Update 3/18/05) Several folks have contacted me to who have tried these steps listed here, but who are … Continue reading

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