iChat Can’t Connect? Getting the Dreaded “User Has Declined Your Invitation” or Error -8? Here’s Why!

Are you one of those people for whom iChat audio and video chatting used to work, but suddenly it has stopped working, for no apparent reason? Are you getting “user has declined your invitation” or “communications error” errors, or maybe even the dreaded “error -8”? Have you changed nothing at all on your end, but suddenly you simply can’t audio chat or video chat with some people – or maybe anybody?

Well, you’re not alone.

New “Windows Genuine Advantage” Worm Cuebot-K Being Spread by AIM, Installs Self as Wgvan.exe and Dcpromo.log

The files wgavn.exe and dcpromo.log are really the Cuebot-K worm, also known as W32/Cuebot-K, Backdoor.Win32.IRCBot.st, and Win32/IRCBot.OO. Cuebot-k is a new worm that masks itself as a “Windows Genuine Advantage Validation Notification”, part of Windows Authentication Software (WAS). But it’s really a nasty worm which gives control of your system over to the bad guys. It’s spreading via AOL Instant Messenger (AIM).