There are no known exploits in Windows Live Messenger. As such, anything received through
Messenger has to be manually opened and executed by the user.
Additionally, Sharing Folders (being the only function that doesn't specifically ask you to
accept a file transfer) will not allow executable files to be sent, regardless of your
As such, foreign governments will have to utilize another way.
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"Andy/Bandi" <kanadaiy@xxxxxx> wrote in message news:b38sj.7863$FO1.3976@xxxxxx
> To All Cognoscenti:
> I strongly suspect that my computer has been repeatedly infected via Windows Live Messenger
> with malware operated by the secret services of a semi-dictatorial post-communist
> government in Eastern Europe. Is there any way to prevent the reoccurrence of the same?