How to Remove MSN Photo Virus

Have you ever wondered why your friend on MSN sent you a message like this?

"Hi, have you seen my new pics yet? if not, this you gotta see!". And then in the next msg, it sends you a file "Photos25-2008.zip" which is 26kb in size.

Well, that is a worm virus known as MSN Photo Virus which has been circlulating in MSN.

While there has been no reports of major damage to computers caused by such, it is better to remove the virus before it can do harm to your computer.
Here's how:
1. Download the latest version of MSN Photo Virus Remover. This tool removes the MSN Photo Virus.
2. Save it in a location that is easily accessible such as Desktop or My Documents.
3. Start your computer in Safe Mode:
* Restart your computer;
* As Your computer is starting up continually Tap F8;
* You will be presented with a menu. Select "Safe Mode" and press Enter.
4. Now, run MSN Virus Remover.
5. You will be prompted to save removal log file, choose your preferred location to save log file.
6. After you click OK, MSN Photo Virus Remover will automatically run and search for virus files and will immediately remove them. A Details window allows you to see exactly what is happening.

The details are saved in a log with the date and time, so that you may email them to the Software Developer if you have any questions or concerns.

Here's how the log file shows:

During removal -

Version: 3.78 Virus DataBase: 6.24

Starting Scan...
SmartScanning Processes...
SmartScanning Registry Items...
Looking For Virus Services...
Looking For Virus Processes...
Searching for Virus Files...
Found C:\WINDOWS\system32\dllcache\msimn.exe ...Removed
Found C:\WINDOWS\system32\dllcache\wmplayer.exe ...Removed
Scanning Registry...
Unable to open RunServices Registry
Scanning Hosts File...
Found Entry 127.0.0.1 www.download-mcafee.com
Found Entry 127.0.0.1 download-mcafee.com
Found Entry 127.0.0.1 www.hobbypesca.com.br
Found Entry 127.0.0.1 hobbypesca.com.br
Found Entry 127.0.0.1 miconsultamedica.com
Saving Log...

After removal -

Version: 3.78 Virus DataBase: 6.24

Starting Scan...
SmartScanning Processes...
SmartScanning Registry Items...
Looking For Virus Services...
Looking For Virus Processes...
Searching for Virus Files...
No Virus Files Found.
Scanning Registry...
Unable to open RunServices Registry
Scanning Hosts File...
Saving Log...

MSN Photo Virus Remover is
* free;
* a small file at 352KB only;
* standalone, which means no installation is needed;
* best for extra protection;
* very effective.