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All my contacts are receiving messages with links even if I close Messenger, it opens by itself

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You might have a virus or malware, I would run malwarebytes software for the mailware this works wonders, and use a good antivirus program for the virus, i use Kaspersky. http://www.kaspersky.com/

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This means that your account has been compromised.

A lot of cases have the same like yours and this is only caused by a virus that you acquired if you, by any chance, clicked some links sent to you by one of your friends whose account was also compromised.

Upon clicking the link, the virus would automatically gather your contacts and then eventually send them the infection on your behalf.

It is advised that you scan your computer with antivirus. One of the best free online scan that I use in both desktop computers and webservers is Eset. Here is the link http://eset.com/onlinescan

Posted on Sep 05, 2009

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If the above does not apply and you suspect your account is being used by a hacker. When you get signed out, close all your Yahoo programs and type your name into this software. Hit "GO" and hopefully it will show you as "offline".
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Yahoo classifies all these programs as "Different devices or locations". Navigating from one to the other will close one program and you may get the notification message referred to above..
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Hi, we now have several locations that are capable of accessing the Yahoo Instant Messaging feature.
Yahoo Messenger itself, plus Yahoo Web Messenger, Yahoo All New Mail, My Yahoo, your Mobile phone, plus any other computer.etc etc.
Yahoo classifies all these programs as different 'locations or devices'
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