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Valentine's Email Worm?

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#1 VirusHunter


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Posted 20 February 2008 - 12:46 AM

Greetings all,

I just got a bizarre email from a friend whom I haven't spoken with in months. The message is as follows:

hey ... thanks for the valentine invite and i would love to be...would you be mind? happy belated valentines day!

-----Original Message-----
From: <myname> <xxxxxxxxx@yahoo.com>
To: americanexpress@email.americanexpress.com
Sent: Thu, 15 Feb 2007 9:03 pm
Subject: Hi there Sexy Happy Valentines Day!

You mean the world to me! Please be my Valentine (always)! Love always!
Download PostCard

<myname [name at yahoo dot com]>

I of course omited my name and address for privacy reasons.

I can't be infected. I'm running ThreatFire (updated) with AntiVir (updated) and I have not received any warnings. What's weird is that this person is not in my address book and it's addressed to American Express. I do get emails from American Express but again it's not in my address book. I keep a record of all my sent mails. This mail was not in my sent folder.

Can someone explain why I got this mail from a friend whom I haven't spoken with in months, whose mail address is not in my address book, is address to American Express, and whose computer is updated?

Any replies, even and inkling of an idea, would be appreciated.



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#2 Orange Blossom

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Posted 06 March 2008 - 02:35 AM

Hello VirusHunter and welcome to BC :flowers:

Sorry about the delayed reply. We are all volunteers here and sometimes things slip past us. I see you have since posted an HJT log here: http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/t/133364/my-hijackthis-log/

Since you have posted this log, DO NOT make any further changes to your computer: deleting files, editing the registry, using special fix tools, installing or uninstalling software etc. as this will make it more difficult for the HJT team to help you.

Please be patient as the HJT team is very busy. DO NOT bump your log as the team may think that someone is already helping you. If you have not had a response in five days, add a response to the five days no response topic and paste in the link to your thread.

To avoid confusion, I am closing this topic. When you are declared clean in the HJT forum and you need this thread reopened, pm a moderator.

Orange Blossom :thumbsup:

Edited by Orange Blossom, 06 March 2008 - 02:40 AM.
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