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#1 RenWom

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Posted 30 April 2009 - 07:38 PM

I have Windows XP Pro
I've never seen this before; it was an ad by a credit score company at the bottom of an email I received from a friend.
How could that get there?!?
Have I been hacked somehow???? In my email????
I have a licensed AVG 8.5.287 that looks like it's on the job with a full suite of 12 topics covered.

Thanks for your help

Edited by boopme, 30 April 2009 - 07:53 PM.


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Posted 30 April 2009 - 07:43 PM

What site do you use for email?

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Posted 30 April 2009 - 07:55 PM

Or the sender may use a free version of email such as Incredimail. It attaches an AD to the sent mail.

Edited by boopme, 30 April 2009 - 07:55 PM.

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Posted 30 April 2009 - 07:57 PM

If you didn't click on the item or open it you will probably have no problem.
Some email clients advertise with such. It was probably the senders client.
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#5 RenWom

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Posted 01 May 2009 - 07:59 AM

I use Outlook Express and my friend is not in business, nor does he use a free email service. I've had many emails from him and have never seen that before. Really spooks me!

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Posted 01 May 2009 - 08:20 AM

Consider changing OE to read E-mails in plain text only, a safer practice.
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