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Install Windows Live OneCare Security Scanner in Windows Live Messenger

Windows Live Messenger is a means of instant communication conveying many viruses and other malware without the user’s knowledge. To prevent contamination, Microsoft provides users with the free and specially designed Windows OneCare Security Scanner for Messenger.

In particular, it is the shared folder function that causes harmful program intrusions on your PC. So let’s tell Live Messenger to use Live OneCare to scan the documents received during the conversation.

If you have an antivirus, just indicate the location of the executable.

To do this, launch Live Messenger and then go to the menu Tools. Then open the module Options and click on the tab File transfer.

Capture d'écran - Live Messenger, options des transferts de fichiers
Screenshot — Live Messenger, file transfer options

Check the box without further delay Detect viruses in files using then locate your antivirus via the button Browse...

If you do not have an antivirus, you can install Windows Live OneCare for free by clicking on the button Install.

Capture d'écran - Téléchargement de Windows Live OneCare
Screenshot — Download Windows Live OneCare

Do so. Upload then wait a few moments.

Capture d'écran - Installation de Windows Live OneCare
Screenshot — Installation of Windows Live OneCare

Once the process has been completed, click on Finish.

Capture d'écran - Validation de l'installation de Live OneCare
Screenshot — Validation of the installation of Live OneCare

Congratulations! You are now protected from possible threats from Messenger.

This trick is a good way to combine security and performance, if you are in favour of not installing an antivirus.


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