Category Archives: MSN Messenger

Mandatory upgrade for 6.1/6.2 starting tonight

(Updated 2/10/05 11:30 PM PST) The MSN Messenger team has a new page for users with information about this problem.  You can read it here. (Updated 2/12/05 1:52 PM PST) eWeek has posted on article on the mandatory upgrade.  You can … Continue reading

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Protecting your company from MS05-009 exploits

The good folks in Microsoft Security have put up a new web page for network administrators looking for information about how to protect their companies from any potential MS05-009 exploits.  The new page is here. I highly recommend that any … Continue reading

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MSN Messenger version 6.2.205 has been released

(Updated 2/9/05) The Messenger team has released build 6.2.0205.  If you are running MSN Messenger 6.1 or 6.2 I strongly urge you to upgrade.  You can start the install here. 6.2.0205 includes fixes for the security vulnerabilities discussed in MS05-009. … Continue reading

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Messenger Service Issues

(Updated 2/8/05 5:00 PM PST) The issue is resolved and everyone should be able to connect to the service again. (Updated 2/8/05 3:30 PM PST)  Users are now able to signin to the Messenger service.  If you hvaen’t been able … Continue reading

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How To: Scan incoming files for viruses

(Updated: I updated the command line for eTrust.) Have you ever wondered if that file your contact sent you is “safe”?   You can have Messenger launch your virus scanner for every file you receive and have it scan the file. … Continue reading

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Mac Messenger 5.0 Announced

For all you Mac fans out there: Microsoft’s Macintosh Business Unit has made its first contribution to Macworld: a new version of its MSN Messenger software for Mac OS X. Messenger 5.0 for Mac boasts improved security, support for Live … Continue reading

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Unable to sign into Messenger with an Error 81000370 or 80072f0d

(Update 2/2/05: Based on some great investigative work done by Rick, Katie, Mark and Deepa we now believe that the root cause of this problem is a Trojan. See below for more details.) (Update 1/20/05: Based on feedback from Djamu … Continue reading

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