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virus link being sent out by my email to others, help...


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#1 cycle0919

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Posted 23 September 2010 - 06:45 AM

Hi... I'm on windows XP and just recently I was hit with a virus that is sending out a link to a random list of people from my contact list. The email contains a link and if the recipient of the email clicks on the link, they get a virus :thumbsup:

I am stumped.

I downloaded the last avast software and have run it and it always returns 0 infections.

I also ran SuperAntiSpyware and that came back with a bunch of stuff to clean up, which I did.

... but just last night as I was on the computer, I saw it happening with my very own eyes. The dang virus sends out an infected link via my email.

Can anyone help?

thanks.

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Posted 23 September 2010 - 10:56 AM

bumping...

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Posted 23 September 2010 - 04:18 PM

While waiting for an expert advisor to respond, you might want to try the following two things:

(1) Run SuperAntiSpyware again, but run it this time is Windows Safe mode, as that sometimes cleans up more than using in normal Windows mode (Please make sure you fully update SAS first, though), and

(2) Download, update & run Malwarebyets Antimalware. This is another free malware disnfector program.

By the way, what antivirus program are you using, and have you tried running a manual scan of your computer with it yet?

Google is my friend. Make Google your friend too.


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Posted 23 September 2010 - 04:55 PM

Thank you Torvald.

I will do what you say...but what is SAS?... thanks.

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Posted 23 September 2010 - 04:58 PM

Sorry.

SAS = SuperAntiSpyware.

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