Buddylinks.net software for AIM (Osama game)

February 10, 2004

There is a new software package available for AOL Instant Messenger that sends itself as an Instant Message to everyone on your Buddy list with the message:

  • check this out: http://www.wgutv.com/osama_capture.php?RLIP

This software is not a virus, but many people now have it installed on their computers inadvertantly. By clicking on the link in a message, you are prompted to install the Buddylink software to play the game, and distribute the message to your buddy list.

Removal

You can uninstall this software through the standard Add or Remove Programs Control Panel.

  1. Click on 'Start'.
  2. Click 'Settings'.
  3. Click 'Control Panel'.
  4. Click 'Add or Remove Programs'.
  5. Remove any entries for:
    • Buddylinks
    • PSDT Messaging Integration
    • PSD Tools ChannelUp v1.0 (remove only)
  6. Restart your computer.

To prevent software like this from becoming installed on your computer, do not click on web links you are not familiar with and do not install any software from web pages you do not trust.