So, before I begin, let me just clarify the one thing that’s probably running in each of your minds right now. Don’t worry, it hasn’t got anything to do with the website you were in before (you probably pulled up this page just because your dad walked in!). Anyways, all I wanted to say was that WLM stands for Windows Live Messenger (‘phew!’ right?).
Anyways, this article contains instructions on how to get rid of all those malware issues you’re facing in your Windows Live messenger. Go onto the next section for more information!
WLM and malware
Although the Live messenger is normally a problem free application, there can be times when they act up. Now, if you’re one of those unfortunate ones having an infected WLM, you might have constant issues with the same.
Now, for you to survive this vicious plot (yeah, I see a lot of movies!), all you got to do is remove and reinstall the WLM. Simple!
Microsoft help instructions
This section will guide you through the whole removal and reinstallation process. Follow the steps by word so that you don’t make mistakes in between.
- Get a good anti malware software from the internet, such as Adware, Spybot, etc.
- Once you’ve downloaded and installed the program, launch the program and click on the Update tab. In the subsequent page, Update the program so that you’ve the up to date version of the same.
- After updating, open the Scanner tab and then click the Scan button to perform a system scan to detect malwares. Once the scan process completes, the program will populate a list of malware files found. Removethem from your computer as soon as possible.
- Microsoft help now directs you to uninstall the WLM program. For this, click Start and open the Control Panel. Here on, double click on the Add/Remove Programs option.
In the subsequent list, locate WLM and click Remove to start the un-installation process.
- Once that’s done, download a fresh copy of WLM from the internet and have it installed on your computer.
That should take care of all your Windows Live messenger worries for the time being. For more such Microsoft help articles, go through the ones below!