Windows Live Messenger ads serve up malware

Wednesday, 21 February 2007, 2:39 AM EST

Microsoft's Windows Live Messenger client for several days has displayed banner ads that attempted to install malware on user's systems. Microsoft has acknowledged the incident and has removed the offending advertisements.

"We apologize for the inconvenience and are reviewing our ad approval process to reduce the chance of an occurrence such as this happening again," Whitney Burk, a PR manager with Microsoft said in an emailed statement.

At vnunet.

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