Main/News >> News Archives > The week of June 13 (2004) (you are here)

MSN custom colors for your font! MSN Emoticons list overview! Find a Date for online chats! Quality Hosting specials for Messers! free msn games

 Euro 2004 emoticons marching in...
Euro 2004 emoticons marching in...

dwergs says ( 19 Jun 2004 ):

 

After creating a special category for Euro 2004 display pictures, I gathered a couple of smileys suitable for a Euro 2004 emoticons category. There's not much of them yet but if graphic wizards among you start supporting your country's team by making custom emoticons, I'm sure many messers will use them throughout the European championships.

Here are some examples for the Dutch team: euro 2004 emoticons euro 2004 emoticons euro 2004 emoticons euro 2004 emoticons. Let them be inspirational for your creations.



 Updated: MSN Messenger Games Launcher
Updated: MSN Messenger Games Launcher

dwergs says ( 18 Jun 2004 ):

 

bejeweledTimothy expanded our MSN Messenger games launcher with the classic, un-branded editions of Bejeweled and Checkers. The launcher allows you to invite your contacts to play any official MSN Messenger game available in the world, directly from Mess.be. Happy gaming!

>> Fire up Mess.be's MSN Messenger Games Launcher.



 Added: Freemoticons Speech Balloons
Added: Freemoticons Speech Balloons

dwergs says ( 18 Jun 2004 ):

 

freemoticonsFreemoticons are completely cost-FREE & adware/spyware-FREE automatic installers for MSN emoticons (and/or display pictures). With just a couple of clicks and with the ease of installing freeware software, our Freemoticons add emoticons directly into your MSN Messenger 6. No more browsing, naming & shortcut entering over and over again, but Mess.be brings you instant satisfaction at absolutely NO charge & NO bundled spyware like similar installers.

speech balloons emoticons


The latest release, designed by Henry V. (aka Bunneh), adds 46 Speech Balloons so you can make your smileys speak (see screenshot above). The keyboard shortcuts are the words, symbols or acronyms between curly brackets, for example {cya} or {brb}.

>> Download Freemoticons Speech Balloons by Henry V..

>> View all our FREE emoticons installers...



 Added: Euro 2004 Display Pictures
Added: Euro 2004 Display Pictures

dwergs says ( 18 Jun 2004 ):

 

euro 2004 display picturesUEFA's European soccer championships have already started without us, but we promise we will catch up. I've added a new category for Euro 2004 display pictures. Upload your own Euro 2004 display pics (players, match stills,...) with the added mess.be mark (according to these Photoshop instructions. Top, quality submitters can win Amazon.com gift certificates (of $150 and $50 US value) along other prizes like exclusive Mess.be buttons.

>> Browse the Euro 2004 display pictures.



 MSN throws ultimate Euro 2004 House Party in your garden
MSN throws ultimate Euro 2004 House Party in your garden

dwergs says ( 17 Jun 2004 ):

 

euro 2004 display picturesThe MSN Messenger team from the United Kingdom is giving UK residents (and their mates) the chance to win "the ultimate EURO 2004 House Party Kit" worth over 4,000, including a Sony Plasma TV, a table football game, a top of the range BBQ and more. 50 runners up will win an MP3 player. All you have to do is invite friends to use MSN Messenger.

>> Invite your friends here.

>> More info and the Terms & Conditions.

TIP! Turn the display pictures from our news stories instantly into your current display picture with IEDP 2.



 Added: Saturday Night Live Display Pictures
Added: Saturday Night Live Display Pictures

dwergs says ( 17 Jun 2004 ):

 

mike myers display picturekamahlitude submitted 43 Saturday Night Live display pictures, featuring the leading comedians who appeared on SNL like Adam Sandler, Eddy Murphy, Chris Rock, Ben Stiller and many others.

All his display pics tagged with the Mess.be URL for our display pictures compo. Good going!



 Some promo vouchers for you, Messer
Some promo vouchers for you, Messer

dwergs says ( 17 Jun 2004 ):

 

Every now and then online shops offer special vouchers to our visitors for certain percentages off the sales prize. This month we have gadget heaven Boys Stuff (check their Euro 2004 stuff) offering 10% off any sale totaling over 50. Use voucher code AWJUNE04BOYS. Female messers should use the code AWJUNE04GIRLS at Girls Stuff.

Also, AllPosters is offering 15% off any purchase when entering the following code in your shopping cart: GET15JUNE2004.

All these promotions end June 30th.



 Firefox with MSN Messenger
Firefox with MSN Messenger

timothy says ( 16 Jun 2004 ):

 

Yesterday mozilla launched a brand new version of its browser firefox. A nice feature about this version 0.9 is to launch it with MSN Messenger when clicking on urls. This is only possible on windows XP but here is the how to:

1) Get the new firefox 0.9 from mozilla
2) Go to Set Program Access and Defaults (can be found in top of your start menu, or in the Add or Remove Programs screen.
3) Choose to configure your custom configuration
4) Set Firefox as default Web Browser.

If you dont know what to look for take a glance at this screenshot.



 Swap your Mess.be fanpic for my Gmail Beta Invitation
Swap your Mess.be fanpic for my Gmail Beta Invitation

dwergs says ( 16 Jun 2004 ):

 

mess.be fanpicUnless you spent the last few months in a hole near Tikrit, you must've heard about Google's upcoming free email service called GMail. An inbox the size of 1 gigabyte would prevent you from ever deleting an email again. You can use Google search to find the exact message you want, no matter when it was sent or received. The service is currently in beta-testing stages and invitations are very exclusive.

It just so happens to be that I have such an invitation to give away. I'll be handing it over to a person who sends me a very cool Mess.be fanpic, shot with a webcam or digital camera! Let a celebrity hold up a sign with Mess.be on it, construct our URL with Lego, spell it with suncream on a beach babe's behind... Everything goes, as long as it's an un-edited image (read: no Photoshop allowed) and it's legal according to your state laws ;) Send your Mess.be fanpic(s) as an attachment to dwergsgmail.com and who knows, maybe you will soon secure your username@gmail.com before someone else does!

>> View our headvertising fanpics.

>> View other Mess.be fanpics.



 New: Mess.be's MSN Games Launcher
New: Mess.be's MSN Games Launcher

dwergs says ( 16 Jun 2004 ):

 

pegballThanks to Mess.be's Timothy you can now launch all official MSN Messenger games straight from this website (see also the new menu item to the left). This includes regional MSN games like Nike OLE-3D, 4Across Birds and Pegball, previously only limited available.

>> Fire up our MSN Games Launcher (for MSN Messenger 6.2)



 Added: Nega Patch for MSN Messenger 6.2.0137
Added: Nega Patch for MSN Messenger 6.2.0137

dwergs says ( 15 Jun 2004 ):

 

flur's Nega patch for MSN Messenger's latest version (6.2.0137) was released. This is the kind of magic it performs:nega patch

- hide the 'User is Typing' message from your contacts;
- remove the ad banner;
- appear offline automatically when signing in;
- remove the butterfly from the MSN Messenger icon;
- and enable multiple MSN (polygamy).

>> Download Nega Patch 6.2.0137 (4 variations, see instructions or readme).



 Smart watches spotted in Canada
Smart watches spotted in Canada

dwergs says ( 15 Jun 2004 ):

 

msn direct fossil watchMicrosoft launched its Smart Watch for MSDN Direct in Canada Tuesday. The digital watches, based on Microsoft's Smart Personal Objects Technology (SPOT) system, have a larger-than-normal monochrome liquid crystal display and a chip that receives special FM signals. They can display real-time Canadian news, weather and sports information, as well as MSN Messenger messages, a stock ticker and links to the owner's appointment information from an Outlook calendar.

The Canadian launch through Microsoft's MSN Direct arm involves additional content tailored for the local market. CBC/Radio-Canada will provide Canadian news and information, and transmit regional news feeds tailored for the greater Toronto, Vancouver, Ottawa, Calgary and Edmonton areas.

You can buy the following MSN Direct compatible watches at Fossil:

>> Fossil Watches - Wrist Net Dick Tracy - Wrist Net Dick Tracy Watch


>> Fossil Watches - Wrist Net Round - Wrist Net Round Watch


>> Fossil Watches - Wrist Net Square - Wrist Net Square Watch


[Source: Globe and Mail]



 Win a private chat with Girls Aloud
Win a private chat with Girls Aloud

dwergs says ( 15 Jun 2004 ):

 

Ever wondered what UK hit band Girls Aloud get up to when they're not working? Or what their most embarrassing moment has been? Well, now you can find out! Channel 4 is offering one winner and four friends the chance to have a private chat with Sarah, Kimberley, Nadine, Nicola and Cheryl. If you win, you 'll get to talk five-on-five to the lovely pop songstresses via MSN Messenger! All you have to do is answer the question on this site and enter your MSN Messenger ID.

[Reported by: saralk]



 Backdoor.Prorat found in Plus! Plugin & What about CE/DP Stealer?
Backdoor.Prorat found in Plus! Plugin & What about CE/DP Stealer?

dwergs says ( 14 Jun 2004 ):

 

A so-called Plus! plugin with the filename "SWMPplugin.exe" and supposed to add sounds to your MSN Messenger, is in fact a disguise for a rather old trojan called Backdoor.Prorat. This was reported by the Plus! fansite Messenger Plus! Zone. [Reported by: soccer5sg & OmarC]

I would like to add that -while this is the first time it comes in the form of a Plus! plugin- this is a very common issue with downloads in general and therefor, it's got nothing to do with Patchou's excellent software nor its "lack" of security. I've seen many MSN Messenger addons and clients (sure, even "MSN Messenger 7.0") on p2p networks (like KaZaA) and dubious sites, which were nothing more than worms and trojans. If you need something MSN Messenger related, simply point your browser to Mess.be and search our trustworthy downloads.

We did however get a lot of reports lately regarding CE/DP Stealer. Norton Antivirus (and ONLY Norton) has classified this addon as a Trojan Horse, so if you have NAV installed it will trigger a virus alert. But we do have all reason to believe this is not the case. Sherv, the programmer himself, assured us: "There is 200% no trojan in CE/DP Stealer 1.4.5, there is no msbb.exe or any DLL by that name, there is no adware, absolutely NOTHING but the program".

Maybe it was just the unluckily chosen name which reminded Norton of the dreadful password "stealers" for MSN Messenger. Maybe it exploits our privacy by stealing images from everyone (and their contracts) using the same PC for chatting. Maybe it reads cached user information Microsoft doesn't want to be found. Maybe it violates copyright laws by stealing a display picture "artistically created" by an individual. These are all speculations, but after the investigation I decided to re-enabled the download again. Just don't freak out when your get a virus alert on Norton ;)



 The Olsen Twins turn 18!
The Olsen Twins turn 18!

dwergs says ( 13 Jun 2004 ):

 

olsen twins display picturesWith countless countdowns available on the web, half the online male population has been looking forward to this date, the day that Mary-Kate & Ashley Olsen --better known as the Olson twins-- turn 18. For those millions and millions who think this event is some moment of importance, I have added a bunch of Olsen Twins display pictures.

WARNING: Some of them might be a bit offensive and as explicit as this t-shirt, so don't proceed if you're easily offended... or not 18 yourself ;)



 Close your door for Backdoor.Ducy
Close your door for Backdoor.Ducy

dwergs says ( 13 Jun 2004 ):

 

Backdoor.Ducy is a backdoor Trojan horse that uses MSN Messenger to give an attacker access to your computer.

The latest instant-messaging virus was detected last week and can infect an individual's computer from a Website or an e-mail attachment.

"Backdoor.Ducy is being used . . . for command and control," said Vincent Weafer, senior director of development for Symantec Security Response. "Once it's there, [users are] basically using instant messaging as a means to send command-and-control capabilities to an attacker." [Source: New York Post]

What does Ducy do?

1) It creates the file, %Windir%\Msn.exe.

2) Adds the value:

"control"="%Windir%\msn.exe " to the registry key:

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run

so that the Trojan runs when you start Windows.

3) Opens a backdoor on the infected system, allowing an attacker to connect to the system using MSN Messenger.

More information and manual removal instructions can be found here.



Click Here!

Back to the News Archives