Adding Contacts.. Is it safe?
I haven't checked my emails in a really long time, and i've got a bunch of contact requests in the chat box... I don't know any of them, and the majority of them say the same thing... "Hi! Please add me to your Yahoo! Messenger contact list so we can chat. Thanks!" I was wondering if maybe this was a possible virus, or if everyone says this?
- 9 years agoBest Answer
Personally, I would not add them. It sounds like spammers or some other bot if they are all sending you the same message.
I would run a scan for malware. Here are a few sites in case you don't already have one that remove malware/spyware.
Both downloads are free and both the downloads give a very good description of what they try to achieve.
I would also advise you to change your settings to stop these chat requests from coming through. You can do so from your email page as follows:
Go to "Options" >Click on "More Options">Click on "Spam".
Under "Blocked Chat ID's">choose one of the options given. Either "Block chat messages from anyone who is not in my Contacts" or "Block chat messages only from the people listed below:". If you use this option add the person in the box. Click on "Save Changes" at the top.