Windows Live Messenger Virus Scanner Settings

I recently change to ESET’s NOD32 for my virus scanner and realized that I hadn’t set my Windows Live Messenger to use it to scan received files.  I found this helpful posting that describes the necessary steps:  And those steps are:

1. Login to Messenger.

2. Click on Tools.

3. Click on Options.

4. Click on “File Transfer”.

5. Place a tick in “Scan files for viruses using:”.

6. Paste the following (including the quotation marks):

“C:Program FilesEsetnod32.exe” /selfcheck+ /list+ /scroll+ /quit+ /pattern+ /heur+ /scanfile+ /scanboot- /scanmbr- /scanmem- /arch+ /sfx+ /pack+ /mailbox- /adware /unsafe /ah /prompt /all

7. Click on “Apply”.

8. Click on “OK”.

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