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#1 PCIlliterateGal

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Posted 23 June 2005 - 06:17 AM

I'm beginning to think more and more that one of my email accounts has been invaded. I don't know how this could happen because I hardly ever share my computer, I've never given anyone my passwords, none of my passwords are easy to guess, and I use PC protection. I have an activated firewall (ZoneAlarm), I've scanned my system with Spybot S&D, Ad-Aware, and AVG anti-virus and no problems were found. I just downloaded and scanned my computer with the trial version of Adware Spyware SE, and it did find stuff that the others didn't, but the screen was all garbled so I couldn't find the remove button to remove whatever problems it detected. I also use SpywareBlaster.

I'm wondering how this could happen, and why now, since I have more protection now than I ever did. I've never had email security problems in the past. Is it a keylogger or whatever? What can I do to possibly find out what happened, and are there any programs that would be better than the ones I have, since none of them are detecting whatever's happening to my computer? Would running HijackThis help?

Thanks in advance.

Edited by PCIlliterateGal, 23 June 2005 - 06:22 AM.


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#2 jgweed

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Posted 23 June 2005 - 12:27 PM

An explanation of WHY you think you Email accounts have been "invaded" would help members answer your question with any degree of accuracy. Has this recently begun ,for example, and does it occur in a consistent manner, and what precisely happens?
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#3 PCIlliterateGal

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Posted 23 June 2005 - 05:02 PM

Oh sorry.

Well, I received a gift certificate in email form...I had it in my inbox for a few days...but when I clicked on the link to activate the gift card, the retailer's site said that that particular gift card number had already been activated. I called customer service and although they 'couldn't' tell me much, they did tell me the date the card was activated, the 15th. I know for sure I didn't do it, and I didn't accidently forward the email to someone else. Then there were a couple of purchase related emails that I know I should've received, but mysteriously never showed up in my inbox, or at least, never reached my eyes. Only emails related to purchases seem to be tampered with. This is Yahoo mail, btw.

Edited by PCIlliterateGal, 23 June 2005 - 05:08 PM.


#4 PCIlliterateGal

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Posted 27 June 2005 - 06:22 AM

Anyone? :thumbsup:

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Posted 27 June 2005 - 07:13 AM

Maybe you should consider posting a Highjack This Log. This link will take you to a detailed tutorial on how to post a log.

Good Luck! :thumbsup:

How to Post a Highjack This Log

Just please keep in mind that all Highjack This Team Members are volunteers. One must practice a little patience, when waiting for help. I promise you though that they will get to you as soon as they are able.

And above all do not attempt to work on your log yourself. And only take the advice from an official HJT Team Member. Which will show under thier name and avatar.

One more thing. Do not reply to your own post. As the Team keeps an eye out for zero replies. If they see a reply they will assume that someone is already helping you out. Then I'm afraid that you may get lost in the shuffle.
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#6 PCIlliterateGal

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Posted 28 June 2005 - 01:19 AM

I will, thanks. :thumbsup:

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Posted 28 June 2005 - 02:13 AM

Have you recently received any postal of card prompting for your e-mail password? Maybe you're a victim of the exploits or key loggers.
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Posted 28 June 2005 - 02:22 AM

Nope, I've never had that happen to me, not that I remember.




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