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?

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    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.

    http://www.filehippo.com/download_spybot_search_de...

    http://www.filehippo.com/download_malwarebytes_ant...

    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.

  • Anonymous
    9 years ago

    it is better

    http://www.filehippo.com/download_spybot…

    http://www.filehippo.com/download_malwar…

    Both downloads are free and both the downloads give a very good description of what they try to achieve.

    Source(s): self
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