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#1 juancarlos66

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Posted 20 April 2010 - 01:27 PM

First post here. I use Gmail for personal & business purposes, it has recently started sending out seemingly random links/emails to all my contacts.

One of the guys I work with is gay and he phoned me to ask why I was sending him a link to a site showing boobs lol.

Seriously though it's getting a bit of a pain apologising to everyone.

Has anyone come across this before ?

TIA Chris.

EDIT: Moved from Win 7 forum to Am I Infected, more appropriate forum ~ Hamluis.

Edited by hamluis, 20 April 2010 - 03:29 PM.


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#2 Eric ~ Computer Guy

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Posted 20 April 2010 - 01:39 PM

First post here. I use Gmail for personal & business purposes, it has recently started sending out seemingly random links/emails to all my contacts.

One of the guys I work with is gay and he phoned me to ask why I was sending him a link to a site showing boobs lol.

Seriously though it's getting a bit of a pain apologising to everyone.

Has anyone come across this before ?

TIA Chris.


Yes, this is a common issue. What email client do you use? Outlook, Live Mail, Thunderbird, etc?

#3 juancarlos66

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Posted 20 April 2010 - 01:52 PM

I use Gmail, it's been quite good until the last 2 weeks.

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Posted 20 April 2010 - 02:25 PM

Login to GMail on a known clean system and change your password. I would then perform a scan using http://www.malwarebytes.org/mbam.php and http://www.superantispyware.com and post the results here of the computer you use primarily.

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Posted 20 April 2010 - 02:51 PM

Login to GMail on a known clean system and change your password. I would then perform a scan using http://www.malwarebytes.org/mbam.php and http://www.superantispyware.com and post the results here of the computer you use primarily.


and then be sure to not access gmail on any public computers for a couple weeks at least, to see if the issue has stopped.




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