How to bypass Windows Live Messenger anti-virus requirement
If you don’t use an anti-virus and your friend is trying to send you a file over Windows Live Messenger, you probably noticed that it requires you to have an anti-virus installed or the download will fail. Sure, it’s a good protection I guess, but providing an option to disable that functionality would have been appreciated…
Fortunately, you can bypass this protection quite easily.I made a little C++ .exe that simply returns 0 and exit. Basically, an empty project in Visual Studio! Then you simply assign that .exe as your anti-virus in Windows Live Messenger.
1) Download the app: DoNothing.zip
2) Extract the .exe to a location of your choice (My Documents).
3) Set the anti-virus in Windows Live Messenger:
- Go to Tools > Options > File Transfer
- Check the Scan files for viruses using option
- Click Browse… and select the DoNothing.exe application you extracted.
Enjoy file transfers without an anti-virus
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