Instant message help
January 1, 2008 7:00 AM Subscribe
Need help finding a quick and easy instant messaging (IM) program.
posted by mr. creosote to computers & internet (21 answers total) 6 users marked this as a favorite
Which IM program is best? I currently use Trillian but am a bit distressed over its bloat issues, which makes me concerned over security and CPU consumption issues. It also has a very confusing interface. Are there bloatless alternatives out there that are not loaded with malware? Payware is ok. I plan on using YIM and maybe AIM.
Also I want to start leaving my IM client up 24/7. Are there security issues I need to be aware of, such as payloads someone could send over IM, or a vulnerability with my IM port being open constantly and visible? I already know not to run executable programs.