View Full Version : weird AIM problem...

11-05-2005, 06:50 AM
bah. i got something in my AIM profile and i dont know how to get it out. It appears at the very bottom of my profile, and it has the link http:buddyinfo.aim.com/away there. At first i thought it was a virus, so i did a norton scan, but it came up with nothing. then i uninstalled and reinstalled aim and i thought the problem was gone but then it reappeared on the bottom of my profile!

but the weird thing was, when i clicked it, i didnt get a virus or anything. instead, it took me to an aol page, and when i signed in my AIM username, it went to a page that showed all my online buddies' away messages and profiles. so the link itself seems to be harmless enough for the most part, but i still can't get rid of it. any ideas?

Mike Windu
11-05-2005, 10:45 AM

Might work.

11-05-2005, 02:21 PM
but it's not a virus...the link goes to something from AIM so it seems like they put it in my profile...

Mike Windu
11-05-2005, 03:04 PM
AIM doesn't put stuff in your profile.

You probably clicked a link someone sent you. It's a trojan or worm or something.

That link fixes AIM problems.

11-05-2005, 03:15 PM
but i never clicked anything on a link someone sent me. i always check where the url goes to so i dont click anything suspicious.

the thing is an AIM thing tho i believe. the link in my profile goes to this AIM page where you sign in and can view all your online buddies' away messages and profiles on one page and comment on it, sorta like a myspace for AIM.

i looked online for stuff about it before seeing and i found this site


that talks a bit about how its some beta program that's gonna allow people to yadda yadda yadda in the second posting.

Mike Windu
11-05-2005, 03:26 PM
Whatever floats your boat.

I know I've never gotten anything weird in my profile...

11-05-2005, 04:18 PM
You should take Mike's advice, because you don't have a better idea.

11-05-2005, 08:36 PM
well i tried that aimfix thing and it's still there, so i dunno...

ah well....

darn aol advertising their stupid programs in my profile! WHHHY MEEEE!!!

i just checked my buddy list now and BAM! everyone has it now. i guess they're putting it in everyone's profiles now. darn them!

11-07-2005, 06:11 PM
I saw it in everyone's profile last night. But then, now it's gone....

I'm really confused...

11-07-2005, 06:20 PM
yea, it's gone! it's finally gone! mauahahah!!!

11-08-2005, 09:47 AM
yeah thats why I use Trillian. I dont trust AOL for anything. I would still update you virus defs. and do another scan.