SOMEONE WAS ADDED TO MY LIST WITHOUT ME DOING ANYTHING!

Discussion in 'Windows Live Messenger' started by CBoom, Jan 27, 2009.

  1. CBoom

    CBoom Guest

    all of a sudden, a pop up opened and said that someone @hotmail.com was
    added to my contact list!!!

    How can this be? I didn't chose to add anyone! I immediately blocked this
    person...

    whats going on???


    could some script from a site do this? I was on a USA government page!
    This one> http://citizensbriefingbook.change.gov/

    with firefox...

    that's all I was doing...

    any ideas how this could happen?
     
    CBoom, Jan 27, 2009
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  2. CBoom

    CBoom Guest

    P.S. I have firewall (windows vista firewall) avast antivirus and have
    scanned my pc for malware with malwarebytes

    so its clean
     
    CBoom, Jan 27, 2009
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  3. CBoom

    Bob Lucas Guest

    The intruded probably guessed your email address - and was trying
    to invade your privacy.

    You will be safe, provided you have configured the privacy
    settings in WLMessenger so that "Only people on your Allow list
    can see your status and send you messages".

    Every time anyone tries to add you as a contact, you will receive
    a pop-up warning. Then, you must add an intruder's name to your
    blocked list.

    I'm not sure whether the latest WLMessenger release includes an
    option to report the incident to Microsoft. I believe it should.



     
    Bob Lucas, Jan 27, 2009
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  4. CBoom

    CBoom Guest

    You will be safe, provided you have configured the privacy settings in
    This is how I have it and always had it in the past...

    I am very aware of all of the functions of live messenger, that is why this
    was out of the norm.



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    CBoom, Jan 27, 2009
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  5. CBoom

    CBoom Guest

    Every time anyone tries to add you as a contact, you will receive a

    I did not get a pop up warning. That's what I am saying. settings have
    always have been like I had them, rechecked just now,

    "Only people on your Allow list can see your status and send you messages".
     
    CBoom, Jan 27, 2009
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  6. Greetings,

    It's possible to prompt you to add someone via scripting/API, but actually adding to your
    list would require an application actually running on your system to press the necessary keys
    on your behalf, so web pages can't do it.

    Who is the contact anyway?

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    MSN Messenger/Windows Messenger
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    Messenger Resources: http://messenger.jonathankay.com
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    Jonathan Kay [MVP], Jan 27, 2009
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