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Can Outlook 2007 be serving spam?

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#1 MLS2K3


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Posted 29 October 2008 - 08:59 AM

I am using Outlook 2007 with Vista 64 and AVG Internet Security, all with the latest updates.
My email server is Google Gmail. I have a google apps account.

I am finding dozens of bounced email in my inbox.
I am finding dozens of sent messages in the webmail, online inbox but none the Outlook sent box.

The spam blast happens every few days when I click the send receive button. Within minutes of clicking I begin to receive the bounced messages. I feel certain the virus resides within Outlook but cannot find any info about it. Only one other post in this forum has complained about the same issues. I am also suspecting a pattern of using Outlook, IMAP and Gmail and Google Desktop.

Below is my mbam log:
Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware 1.30
Database version: 1335
Windows 6.0.6001 Service Pack 1

10/29/2008 8:47:25 AM
mbam-log-2008-10-29 (08-47-25).txt

Scan type: Quick Scan
Objects scanned: 45969
Time elapsed: 2 minute(s), 39 second(s)

Memory Processes Infected: 0
Memory Modules Infected: 0
Registry Keys Infected: 0
Registry Values Infected: 0
Registry Data Items Infected: 0
Folders Infected: 0
Files Infected: 1

Memory Processes Infected:
(No malicious items detected)

Memory Modules Infected:
(No malicious items detected)

Registry Keys Infected:
(No malicious items detected)

Registry Values Infected:
(No malicious items detected)

Registry Data Items Infected:
(No malicious items detected)

Folders Infected:
(No malicious items detected)

Files Infected:
C:\Windows\System32\explorer.exe.Z-missing.txt (Heuristics.Reserved.Word.Exploit) -> Quarantined and deleted successfully.

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#2 Maniac


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Posted 29 October 2008 - 09:57 AM

Download ESET SysInspector

- Start program through the SysInspector.exe
The program will collect information about the situation on your machine.
- When "inspector" is ready and log file - generated, select File> Save Log
- Confirm their wish

Choose to save the file somewhere and then upload on http://4storing.com/ (when you open the page, click on the Great Britain flag to open the page in English), then give me the link.

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#3 xblindx


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Posted 29 October 2008 - 03:08 PM

Try running a Full Scan and posting the log in next reply

It is also possible that your email account has been hacked. Try changing your password from a Known Clean Computer

Edited by xblindx, 29 October 2008 - 03:09 PM.

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