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#1 gazzooks

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Posted 26 January 2011 - 05:08 PM

I am occassionaly getting an email from myself with links to a site selling Viagra. I am not sure how it is being done. The email address it appears to be sent from is my main ISP email account. I use a gmail account as my daily use account so the ISP account is not used much. I suspect my PC may be infected or ? to allow this to happen.
I am pasting the email information below. I have also created a Hijackthis log and wil paste it if needed. Can anyone provide a solution.

Message Source Info -
Return-Path: <gvolz@bigpond.net.au>
Received: from nschwingx06p.mx.bigpond.com ([189.127.99.40])
by nschwmtas05p.mx.bigpond.com with ESMTP
id <20110126183548.UIDS11322.nschwmtas05p.mx.bigpond.com@nschwingx06p.mx.bigpond.com>
for <gvolz@bigpond.net.au>; Wed, 26 Jan 2011 18:35:48 +0000
Received: from [189.127.99.40] by nschwingx06p.mx.bigpond.com with ESMTP
id <20110126183548.TZBA25068.nschwingx06p.mx.bigpond.com@[189.127.99.40]>
for <gvolz@bigpond.net.au>; Wed, 26 Jan 2011 18:35:48 +0000
Received: from Emerson4br (localhost [127.0.0.1])
by Emerson4br (8.13.4/8.13.4) with SMTP id E305d44De749D63
for <gvolz@bigpond.net.au>; Wed, 26 Jan 2011 16:35:27 -0300
(envelope-from gvolz@bigpond.net.au)
Message-Id: <20111261635.D33A9E4B0EF719F1C3CA5@Emerson4br>
From: gvolz@bigpond.net.au
To: gvolz@bigpond.net.au
Reply-To: gvolz@bigpond.net.au
Subject: =?ISO-8859-1?q?=20gvolz=20VIAGRA=20=AE=20-80%=20discount?=
Mime-Version: 1.0
Content-Type: text/html; charset=utf-8
Content-Transfer-Encoding: 7bit
Date: Wed, 26 Jan 2011 18:35:48 +0000
X-RPD-ScanID: Class confirmed; VirusThreatLevel unknown, RefID str=0001.0A150203.4D406984.0117,ss=4,pt=R_F_7822920,fgs=0

<!DOCTYPE html
PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD XHTML 1.0 Transitional//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/xhtml1/DTD/xhtml1-transitional.dtd">
<html xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml">
<head>
<meta http-equiv="Content-Type" content="application/xhtml+xml; charset=UTF-8"/>
</head>
<body>
<table border="0" cellpadding="0" cellspacing="0" style="width: 896px">
<tr><td align="center" style="font: normal 11px Verdana, sans-serif; color: #333;"><a href="http://discount.on.pfizer.viagra.for.gvolz.hlmedico.com/" style="text-decoration: none; color: #0099ff;">Click here!</td></tr>
<tr><td align="center">
<br/>
<a href="http://discount.on.pfizer.viagra.for.gvolz.hlmedico.com/"><img src="http://viagra.com/PublicResources/ContentAssets/0.0_p6.jpg" style="border-width: 0px"/></a></td></tr>
</table>
</body>
</html>

thanks in advance for any assistance
:question: :)

Edited by gazzooks, 26 January 2011 - 05:11 PM.

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#2 boopme

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Posted 26 January 2011 - 08:36 PM

Hello, What you're seeing is called "spoofing" or more correctly "From-spoofing" - sending email that appears as if it's coming "From:" someone that its not.
The bad news: there's almost nothing you can do.

Spoofing is a technique that is used in just about every bit of spam you see today. Spammers are trying to hide where the email comes from and are doing so very effectively.
Good read here http://ask-leo.com/why_am_i_getting_spam_from_myself.html


Get Mailwasher
http://www.mailwasher.net/
You then check your email at the server and mark the spam and delete or bonuce the spam at the server so you never have to download it. Make a friends list for good email.
Bounce email going back to sender and it's shows that your address is not anygood. But it can take a long time to get off a spam list and may not always work but I would try it.


Although it is not a malware we may as well check for some as you are here.

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.
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Posted 16 February 2011 - 06:13 AM

Thanks for your help. I tried all your recommendations but none solved the problem. I finally got a reply from my ISP on the issue. Apparently they have a robot on their mail transfer host that looks for spoofing and gets rid of it. It was apparently attacked and some issue occurred with it so it was off line. Now it is back the spoofing has disappeared.

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Posted 16 February 2011 - 11:06 AM

:thumbup2: Thanks for posting back your solution
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