I believe my PC may be infected by a spam virus that is raiding my hotmail address book.
I think my stepson may have clicked on one such email from a friend and infected the computer.
The emails sent just contain a URL that leads to a site.
A sample of the website URLS being emailed to people is this one http://www.web-agency-it.com/527_1.html
Others include holiday sites, medical companies etc.
The first time I knew something was wrong was when a week ago I opened up my hotmail to find a number of bounced emails. These were to old email address that were no longer valid. They all contained a single URL of a type and style I recognised as spam having had them sent to me in the past from other people whose PC has been infected. I never open the URL and always delete the email.
I ran Norton anti-virus 2010, CC Cleaner and Spybot S&D, all of which failed to pick anything up.
Today I had the same thing - almost a week since the last raid on my hotmail address book. I got a load of bounced emails and some complaints from friends who asked why I was sending them spam. I am in the UK and turned my machine off at midnight. The emails were sent between 1am and 2am, so I am guessing that is the time of the local server they were sent from.
My PC spec is as follows:
Service pack 3
Intel Pentium 4 CPU 3.2GHz
Any help greatly appreciated
Edited by Budapest, 11 October 2010 - 04:30 PM.
Moved from Virus, Trojan, Spyware, and Malware Removal Logs ~BP