Windows Live Messenger spam messeges

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Hey all, need your help on this one. Recently I am getting spam messages from known contacts on my Windows Live Messenger. It started just a few messages every now and by now i'm getting them daily and it's [censored] me off. Here are some examples of what I am getting: PLEASE DO NOT GO TO THESE WEBSITES. MOST LIKELY IT'S SPY WARE. 1. Are you missing someone? Maybe you should date me Create your profile here: http://www.hotthedates.com/18.php 2. OH MY GOSH....You really need to join. I found a new [censored] http://www.makemeyourlover.com/[censored].php 3. that is u?! http://shaker_bushnak.photo-dropperz.com/ 4. Hey!!! how horny r u right now??? Ready to [censored]??? http://www.singlemeeters.com/getlaid.php I searched Google but could not find anything solid. How can I stop these darn messages? I am going to scan my PC for spy ware now. Are my friends computer infected as well? By the way, I got a couple of messages today from a friend whose laptop is currently out of order and I know he is not using another PC! TIA
 
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I've been getting a load of them lately myself. There was even spam sent out from my hotmail e-mail address. I changed my password and all of the outbound stuff stopped. I bet someone compromised an MSN database.
 

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^ Yes i asked one of my friends to change his password and the spam stopped. I am hoping to find out if it's a spyware file or something else.
 
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96% of all email is spam. All the nasty emails you are now seeing are probably due to a front-end email filter having issues. I see this at my work every so often, then the inbox suddenly gets a few nasties, then my phone starts ringing like crazy. Like a flood wall, you can only be protected from a certain amount of water until you either make a bigger wall or change your address.
 
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If someone changes their password and spam from them stops, they have 'bigger' issues.
 
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