Basically my Yahoo mail account must be hijacked. I have received emails from family and people I don't know telling me that I am sending them links to strange sites.Here's a list of some sent to me by someone I don't know. I advise not clocking any of them. I only put them here for reference. I will look into just what they are later.
My computer was blasted with malware in nov-dec last year when i went back online. I was running Avast 5 Free. I also got a thing from a company called "Thinkpoint" saying that my computer was infected and was spamming and that Thinkpoint could fix it for US$99. It was a scam, still is a scam and was a real HUA to get rid of. It wouldn't allow me access to the internet, booting to safe mode or using any malware/AV removal tools. It froze the computer prompting me to pay the US$99 and that what I was doing by spamming people is Illegal and I can be fined heavily.
I eventually got shot of it by opening IE and downloading/installing MalwareBytes. My Firefox was blocked by "Thinkpoint".
The problem can only be the yahoo mail/firefox programs because I have only 4 weeks ago reinstalled fresh windows 7 X64, updated it and then AVG Internet Security 2010, updated. Then Yahoo, Windows Live Essentials 2011 and a few other programs and my computer has not been on the internet since Jan 11th this year. I am using flatmates computer at the moment as he has the internet and his computer has been fresh installed everything from OS to the few programs that he has on it.
So, the problem can only be in Yahoo Mail, my account has been hijacked.
The only thing I can think of doing is deleteing my yahoo account and recreating it with new password or simply create a new account.
Creating a new account and not deleting the hijacked one won't stop the bad one from spamming people though.
I run a Hijack this scan of this computer and could submit it for analysis, but I'm of te opinion that the problem is embedded in the Yahoo Mail site of my account and not in my computer. I could be wrong.
Any suggestions on this and how I can fix it would be appreciated thanks.
I don't really want to delete the Yahoo account I have had for almost 5 years as I will be wiping out all the legitimate contacts that I have.
Hell, I'm getting heaps of emails from people and sites that I simply don't know and have never contacted.
This is bad news for sure.
Help and advice please
Edited by Blade Zephon, 30 May 2011 - 10:14 AM.
Moved to AII as no logs provided and Prep Guide not followed. ~BZ