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#1 ColoradoHermit

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Posted 25 April 2011 - 07:05 PM

My computer keeps sending these weird emails to everybody in my address book. Some have a short letter and some are just a link to click on. Some of the links are; http://almatronics.kz/images/adm.php, http://taagroup.com/images/aoa.php, http://atefce.com.br/images/fr.php, http://labusqueda.info/cpo.html, http://download.digitalml.com/cpo.html
That's just a few of them. There's been hundreds in the last week to two weeks.

Here's a copy of one of the emails that have been sent to everybody in my address book;
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old pal,

You are seriously missing out right now. I wish I'd have told you about it sooner but I wanted to be certain it did wonders first. It was a long time coming, but I have finally established a quick way to get ahead without driving myself insane. All right guess what?, Your computer will undoubtedly be your very best friend as soon as you give this thing a shot for a month's time. This needed very little time to get moving, not to mention even I was able to cope with all the web work necessary. Should you need assistance, I'm going to be right here. There's almost always tons of others on the website who're willing to help you, just ask! You'll love me for giving you it. You will realize. Try it out and if it does not work for you, I'll buy you a sweet new 360 and games. Now don't dare hand over your dreams with out trying this for a couple weeks! Never let this chance pass you by. This is the real McCoy. http://l8e8pdo7u.nbc10coverstory.com We can and will make magic come about. Just have a go, old pal. You will see what i'm saying.
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I'm running Windows 7 on a 17 inch Dell Studio laptop and I use the Windows Live email program. I have the Norton Internet Security 18.5 something. It was the new version last year with one month left on it. I did have the free version of the AVG and it expired a couple of weeks ago. I have two email accounts that I use, one with MSN and one with HOTMAIL and both are doing it.
I've ran several full scans with my Norton and found nothing. I've changed the password on both of them several times with no results. I even left my computer turned off for the last 3 days. When I turned it on today and checked my mail there have been several hundred of these emails sent, while it was turned off. How could that happen? I remember getting several emails similar to these over the last six or eight months or more. They kept getting past my mail filter but I never did open any of them and just deleted them and added the sender to my block list.
Am I going to have to completely close the accounts? And if I do that, will it get rid of what ever it is that's doing it? Or is it something in my computer that will just jump into the next email account that I set up? I don't really want to loose my accounts because I've had both for about ten years and they are tied to everything that I do online.
I had something similar last summer but after doing a full scan my Norton turned up a Trojan and that was the end of it. Can anybody tell me what to do to fix this?
Thanks
Dan
aka; the ColoradoHermit.

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