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email interference/under attack

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#1 L160429


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Posted 28 July 2011 - 05:52 PM

My operating system is Windows XP 2002 Service Pack 3 V.3264, Ver 5.1.2600 using automatic updates (system is up to date)- I use several Yahoo email addresses and contacts - I tend not to open anything flaky but my partner has no such inhibitions.

On start up I have McAfee desktop firewall tray

About a month plus ago various persons got in touch with me to advise that they were receiving emails from me that were gibberish - from those that were returned it would appear that the original emails to and cc's were being used to send what appears to be gibberish - others appear to be sundr random contacts with attachments - this is the content of one such
The problems appear to be getting worse

Has anyone any ideas how to go about cleaning up this issue?

Edited by Budapest, 28 July 2011 - 06:23 PM.
Moved from XP ~Budapest

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Posted 28 July 2011 - 05:56 PM

I've asked a mod to move this to the appropriate forum. Please wait for a malware specialist to respond.

You should also get rid of McAfee and replace it with ANY other av utility. McAfee products are the worst.

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Posted 28 July 2011 - 05:57 PM

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First of all, are those spam messages listed in Yahoo's "Sent" folder?

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