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#1 uncleonion

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Posted 16 August 2010 - 03:06 PM

Hi Guys

I don't know if anyone can help me please? I noticed about 3 weeks ago that my outlook program was sending 2 or 3 messages each time that I started it up. I did not have any messages to be sent in the Outbox so I thought it must have been a glitch! Then 3 people have told me in the last few days that I have been sending them dodgy emails for buying Viagra and lingerie! I have run my antivirus scan (Avast) and it can not find the virus.

Please some one help before I lose all my friends! LOL

I am running windows 7 64 bit.

JOHN

Edited by uncleonion, 16 August 2010 - 03:06 PM.


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Posted 16 August 2010 - 03:36 PM

You should first try Malwarebytes Anti-Malware. Download it from www.malwarebytes.org. When installing the application, make no changes to default settings and make sure that the following are checked: update Malwarebytes Anti-Malware and launch Malwarebytes Anti-Malware. If an update is found, the program will download it and update itself. Then run a full scan and see what is found. If you are asked which drives to scan, leave all the drives selected. Make sure that when done, everything that was found is checked, and then click remove selected. MBAM will then delete all files found and add them to the program's quarentine. If asked to reboot, please allow it to do so as failure to reboot can cause the prevention of all malware being removed. Please post the log in your next reply.

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Posted 17 August 2010 - 09:07 AM

Have done that. Thanks. Post what log?

JOHN

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Posted 17 August 2010 - 11:01 AM

Hi - this could be due to an Outlook issue with undeliverable read receipts - see http://www.google.co.uk/search?q=outlook+sending+messages

Your friends getting emails from your address could be the "regular spam faking your email address" and not a trojan/virus.

In addition to the regular malware/virus checks I would recommend looking into the Outlook issue (which I too had in the past).

Hope that helps




Hi Guys

I don't know if anyone can help me please? I noticed about 3 weeks ago that my outlook program was sending 2 or 3 messages each time that I started it up. I did not have any messages to be sent in the Outbox so I thought it must have been a glitch! Then 3 people have told me in the last few days that I have been sending them dodgy emails for buying Viagra and lingerie! I have run my antivirus scan (Avast) and it can not find the virus.

Please some one help before I lose all my friends! LOL

I am running windows 7 64 bit.

JOHN


Edited by duckie451, 17 August 2010 - 11:01 AM.


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Posted 18 August 2010 - 04:19 AM

That seems to have done the trick so thank you. However my friends are saying that the dodgy emails are coming from my hotmail account so I have no idea how to stop them???

JOHN




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