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Possible Messenger Malware???


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#1 sbochman

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Posted 15 April 2010 - 08:31 AM

A few days ago I noticed that my hotmail account was sending out emails to my contact list with no subject header, but the body of the email contained a url. I have changed the password to my hotmail account, but have not yet logged into my Instant Messenger as I am worried that I could still be infected. I have run scans with my webroot virus scanner, SuperAntiSpyWare and drweb.

I would really appreciate some assistance in validating if my laptop is clean so that I can continue to use my instant messenger.

Thanks in advance.

Shawn

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#2 Budapest

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Posted 15 April 2010 - 10:59 PM

I note that you have a topic here: http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/t/309515/hotmail-virus/

Now that your log is properly posted, you should NOT make further changes to your computer (install/uninstall programs, use special fix tools, delete files, edit the registry, etc) unless advised by a Malware Removal Team member, nor should you continue to ask for help elsewhere. Doing so can result in system changes which may not show it the log you already posted. Further, any modifications you make on your own may cause confusion for the helper assisting you and could complicate the malware removal process which would extend the time it takes to clean your computer.

From this point on the Malware Removal Team should be the only members that you take advice from, until they have verified your log as clean.

Please be patient. It may take a while to get a response because the Malware Removal Team members are very busy working logs posted before yours. They are volunteers who will help you out as soon as possible. Once you have made your post and are waiting, please DO NOT make another reply until it has been responded to by a member of the Malware Removal Team. Generally the staff checks the forum for postings that have 0 replies as this makes it easier for them to identify those who have not been helped. If you post another response there will be 1 reply. A team member, looking for a new log to work may assume another HJT Team member is already assisting you and not open the thread to respond.

To avoid confusion, I am closing this topic
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