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#191652 - 6th Jan 2008 11:08am MSN Users Beware
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Microsoft have recently emailed a lot of users with this advert and its a fookin scam imho!!! It points towards it being a new version of IE7, with new MSN optimizations... its nothing to do with IE7 (unless you have IE6 I suppose), what it actually does is install the MSN Search toolbar into your IE (which ISNT needed as IE7 already has a search tool), a popup stopper, which again IE7 already has, it changes your homepage to live.com and msn.com and deletes your old homepage settings, and on top of this chucks a ton of links in your favourites above everything that "you" have selected as your favourite.

Oh an it changes your default search provider in IE7 to Live Search...

And worst of all, when you uninstall, you still have to delete all the favourites manually, change your default search provider in IE7 and reset your homepage to the one you want.

And thats only what ive noticed in the last few minutes - i uninstalled it 2 minutes after I installed it last night, because I realised it wasnt anything to do with IE7.

Not on Microsoft! mad


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#191656 - 6th Jan 2008 11:29am Re: MSN Users Beware [Re: MattLFC]
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just microshite again trying to rule the PC world.. Idiots..
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#191726 - 7th Jan 2008 12:53am Re: MSN Users Beware [Re: SoundLad]
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ay glad u put this up as i wuda downloaded it i mean that add looked genuine too me so thanx matt m8 saved me their ! thumbsup
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#191731 - 7th Jan 2008 12:58am Re: MSN Users Beware [Re: Brummy_Ben]
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Its genuine as in it is from Microsoft, and is an official promotion etc... but its utter crud the way they have described it.

It should be clearly promoted as Windows Live toolbar, not a new version of Internet Explorer... IE doesnt even change!

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#191733 - 7th Jan 2008 12:59am Re: MSN Users Beware [Re: MattLFC]
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o i c wat ya sayin yeh but still great job puttin in the warnin as id still of downladed it lol wink
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#191735 - 7th Jan 2008 1:00am Re: MSN Users Beware [Re: Brummy_Ben]
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No problemo fella!

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#193533 - 12th Jan 2008 11:34pm Re: MSN Users Beware [Re: MattLFC]
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I did download it but i use firefox so i don't care, the only person who us IE is the missus when she comes round
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#193537 - 12th Jan 2008 11:37pm Re: MSN Users Beware [Re: Cali_16v]
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ooo..evil....Personally..ive only just recently downloaded windows live messenger..i was always happy with 7.1 or 7.5 or whatever it was......

I tend not to download anything really....
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#193538 - 12th Jan 2008 11:38pm Re: MSN Users Beware [Re: MGCraig]
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Im still loving 7.5 myself too. Cba with WLM, ever since it left BETA it has gone downhill imho.

Sounds like another recent Windows product lol.

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#193551 - 12th Jan 2008 11:47pm Re: MSN Users Beware [Re: MattLFC]
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don't know what i'm using and don't care, never use it anymore, you will notice i appear offline but really i'm online.

Ha ha fooled you all

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#193659 - 13th Jan 2008 12:53am Re: MSN Users Beware [Re: Cali_16v]
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dont think i got your msn any more daz, pm me it
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#193692 - 13th Jan 2008 1:48am Re: MSN Users Beware [Re: BMW Joe]
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I hanv't really got any emails from Msn, if i do i usually delete them. I see them as Spam like Dazzz so i bin them but Dazz can stay. I'll stick with my WLM vrsion 8.1 for now the newer version is poo

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#193693 - 13th Jan 2008 1:50am Re: MSN Users Beware [Re: Pomp]
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i got like 2000 sumet emails in my msn account hahaha just let them rise then delete them all 50 at a time.
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#193701 - 13th Jan 2008 2:01am Re: MSN Users Beware [Re: Brummy_Ben]
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I duno how u's leave it till it piles up. Reason i got a new msn addy now, but am forwarding my old mails to my new one except the junk stuff tease (didn't know they have services like this) dont even have to touch my old account an i have the mails auto sent.

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#193810 - 13th Jan 2008 11:58am Re: MSN Users Beware [Re: Pomp]
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My old MSN had 7000+ unread emails before I changed to me new one the other week. I blame it on the storage space they give out nowadays, there is never any reason to delete emails.

Mind you I have 1030 unread emails in Outlook Express, with 5062 deleted in the past week, and Nod has found 362 spam emails today alone.

Ahhhh the beauties of spam, this is why im changing my company to support ticketing only! Get rid of emails full stop.

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