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SpotBot in my computer

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#1 khalil ahamed

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Posted 20 January 2011 - 12:25 AM

My computer sends unsolicited emails to others. It looks like SpotBot in my computer.
Need help to clean this


Edited by elise025, 20 January 2011 - 03:35 AM.
Topic moved from External Hardware to Am I Infected ~ Elise

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#2 boopme


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Posted 20 January 2011 - 03:48 PM

Hello, this info is a bit vague.
what is your antivirus and Operating system?

looks like SpotBot in my computer

I have no Idea what Spotbot is???

Next run MBAM (MalwareBytes):

Please download Malwarebytes Anti-Malware and save it to your desktop.
Download Link 1
Download Link 2MBAM may "make changes to your registry" as part of its disinfection routine. If using other security programs that detect registry changes (ie Spybot's Teatimer), they may interfere or alert you. Temporarily disable such programs or permit them to allow the changes.
  • Make sure you are connected to the Internet.
  • Double-click on mbam-setup.exe to install the application.
    For instructions with screenshots, please refer to the How to use Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware Guide.
  • When the installation begins, follow the prompts and do not make any changes to default settings.
  • When installation has finished, make sure you leave both of these checked:
    • Update Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware
    • Launch Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware
  • Then click Finish.
MBAM will automatically start and you will be asked to update the program before performing a scan.
  • If an update is found, the program will automatically update itself. Press the OK button to close that box and continue.
  • If you encounter any problems while downloading the definition updates, manually download them from here and just double-click on mbam-rules.exe to install.
On the Scanner tab:
  • Make sure the "Perform Quick Scan" option is selected.
  • Then click on the Scan button.
  • If asked to select the drives to scan, leave all the drives selected and click on the Start Scan button.
  • The scan will begin and "Scan in progress" will show at the top. It may take some time to complete so please be patient.
  • When the scan is finished, a message box will say "The scan completed successfully. Click 'Show Results' to display all objects found".
  • Click OK to close the message box and continue with the removal process.
Back at the main Scanner screen:
  • Click on the Show Results button to see a list of any malware that was found.
  • Make sure that everything is checked, and click Remove Selected.
  • When removal is completed, a log report will open in Notepad.
  • The log is automatically saved and can be viewed by clicking the Logs tab in MBAM.
  • Copy and paste the contents of that report in your next reply. Be sure to post the complete log to include the top portion which shows MBAM's database version and your operating system.
  • Exit MBAM when done.
Note: If MBAM encounters a file that is difficult to remove, you will be asked to reboot your computer so MBAM can proceed with the disinfection process. If asked to restart the computer, please do so immediately. Failure to reboot normally (not into safe mode) will prevent MBAM from removing all the malware.

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#3 khalil ahamed

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Posted 04 June 2011 - 10:15 AM


Spam emails are going out of my yahoo account to many of the contacts in my yahoo address book as well as in the 'sent' folder.

About a month ago I used to receive spam emails from few of my friends in my yahoo account. Now in the recent past many of my contacts complaining that they are getting spam emails from my yahoo account.

In fact I'm running the below licensed anti virus s/w in my laptop.

Product Name: Norton Security Suite Version:

This issue is really embracing. Your quick help is much appreciated.


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Posted 04 June 2011 - 11:02 AM

Back in January...you raised the same issue, http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/topic374550.html/page__p__2101389#entry2101389 , and then failed to respond to suggestions/advice in the Am I Infected forum.

I will merge this post with that topic...and suggest that you follow through on suggestions made.


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