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#1 Peach2u

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Posted 29 September 2005 - 10:20 AM

Hello, recently my computer started sending out spam to people I don’t know. It maxes out at 377 emails, which is doubled, because they come back from the server as spam and undeliverable. But, in the mean time my system is jammed. It is all I can do to restart the computer. Then it is gone. And it is good till the next time I leave my computer unattended. I have Norton system works with virus protection. But, it doesn’t see a virus. Any help would be appreciated. Thanks

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#2 stidyup

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Posted 29 September 2005 - 03:27 PM

If you think you are infected submit a hijackthis log here.

How to submit a hijackthis log

Download Hijackthis

Try running the following from safe mode (Getting to safe-mode) Sysclean you'll also need the virus template file from here lpt***.zip remember to extract the contents of the zip file into the same folder as Sysclean.com

or

DrWeb CureIT

If your good with the command line also try Sophos Command Line scanner this command will scan all of your hdd's SAV32CLI.EXE -F -di -remove -dn -mbr -all -zip -p=avscanlog.txt and give you a log file to review afterwards.

Also try installing and running A2 Free and Ewido

I'd also run Spybot and Adaware

If your using Win2K/XP run adaware/spybot from "safe mode with command prompt"

At the C:\ prompt type the following:-

cd\
C:\progra~1\spybot~1\spybotsd.exe /autocheck /autofix
cd\
C:\progra~1\lavasoft\ad-awa~1\ad-aware.exe

#3 jgweed

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Posted 29 September 2005 - 09:27 PM

1. Do you have a resident firewall?
2. Are you SURE you are the one sending these out, and it is not some other computer with your address in its hard drive that malware is using to mask its spam?
3. Does each of the OUTGOING Emails show up in your outbox?


Regards,
John

Edited by jgweed, 29 September 2005 - 09:27 PM.

Whereof one cannot speak, thereof one should be silent.

#4 Peach2u

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Posted 06 October 2005 - 12:28 PM

Thanks for the help people, The first thing I did was disable all the start up programs I didn’t need. Then installed Spybot search and destroy. It found 803 “bad ware” I haven’t had the problem in 5 days. I will call that a success. I guess someone was using my computer to send spam. Bad Monkey No Treats. Thanks again ;-)




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