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spammer virus in my msn email account

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#1 taylorgis


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Posted 19 May 2011 - 12:25 PM

can anyone tell me what is going on with my msn email account. I just moved to a new home, unplugged all my computers and the next day my General manager asked me why I sent him viagra emails. Many other friends emailed me to let me know they got similar messages as well. I got on here to find beeping computer program but can't seem to locate it now that i am registered.
Can you help me, this is embarasing!

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#2 Eyesee


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Posted 19 May 2011 - 12:58 PM

Hello and welcome to the forum!

Posting both your home phone and email address is not a wise idea.
That is inviting trouble and I have requested that the Mods remove that info.

I would suspect that yor system is infected.
What Antivirus and malware programs are you using?
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#3 frankp316


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Posted 19 May 2011 - 06:14 PM

The first thing to do is change the password on your email account. You may or may not be infected but that should stop the spambot behaviour.

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Posted 19 May 2011 - 10:31 PM

You will need to change the user name for your e-mail as well. Once the e-mail address has been compromised, changing the password won't uncompromise it. I had my e-mail address compromised when I didn't even HAVE a computer.

Also, you may be infected as well. Consequently, I am moving this topic to the Am I Infected forum for you.

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