When you are running Microsoft Windows XP Service Pack 2 (SP2), and you receive a Windows Messenger file from another computer, you may be prompted to either accept or reject the file.
Warning: Some files may contain harmful viruses or scripts. Here’s how to protect yourself against viruses:
- Be sure you know who is sending you this file. More importantly, be sure you know what this file contains before you accept it, as many viruses pretend to come from someone you know.
- Run anti-virus software on all transferred files before you open them to ensure they aren’t infected.
- Make sure your anti-virus software is up-to-date. Go to your anti-virus company’s Web site or call them to get more information.
If you have any doubts about this file, click Cancel. Then ask the sender what the file contains, and make sure they really sent it.