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yahoo email account sending trojan horse emails

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#1 bsbokor


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Posted 19 June 2012 - 06:36 PM


I am running Windows XP Home SP2 - Problem started June 9 10:44am...my personal yahoo email account sent out emails to all of my contacts in my Yahoo email account with links that were found to either contain a trojan horse or send anyone who clicked on the link to a site with a trojan horse. There was no subject in the email, simply a link. I was running Avast anti-virus at the time. I have since ran Avast, Norton, Eset Nod32, and the Windows Malicious software removal tool as well as both SuperAntiSpyware and Malwarebytes - all run in both regular and safe mode.

Avast found Java:Agent-AXI and sucessfully removed it...then after running Norton AV, a suspected virus was detected in sdfix.exe and sucessfully removed...then after running Superantispyware, i received trojan detections in C:\i386\compimpxml.dll and c:\windows\system32\compimpxml.dll both were sucessfully removed, then I ran the Windows Malicious Detection software and it found and removed Trojan JS:\Hiloti.E and JS:\Hiloti.F...

well, during all of this work, my damn PC somehow sent out 2 more spam emails (one Sunday Night at 8:26 and another just today at 4:22) to all of my contacts once again containing links infected with trojan horses! So since June 9, my PC has sent out 3 different trojan horse email to all of my yahoo account contacts...


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I also use Microsoft Outlook as an alternate email account and none of my contacts have been compromised, so this issue is specific only to my yahoo email account contacts - not my Outlook contacts

Any ideas? I have tried 6 different AV / Maleware programs and have received / removed 6 different suspected issues...none of which seem to have resolved this original issue of the trojan-laden spam emails to all my contacts in my yahoo account?

I have not run Hijack this, Combofix, defogger, dds, or gmer yet, but I do have them downloaded and ready to go...




Recent Login ActivityBack to Account InfoYour most recent activity includes any times that you signed into Yahoo! by entering your Yahoo! ID and password (not limited to Mail).
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Date/Time (America/New_York) Access Type Event Location

Today 11:00 PM Browser Logged In FL, US71.180.35.47
10:57 PM Browser Logged In FL, US71.180.35.47
10:56 PM Browser Mail Access FL, US71.180.35.47
7:02 PM Browser Mail Access FL, US71.180.35.47
6:50 PM Browser Mail Access FL, US71.180.35.47
4:21 PM Browser Logged in to Mail Mexico187.201.43.219
4:05 PM Browser Mail Access FL, US71.180.35.47
1:45 PM Browser Mail Access FL, US71.180.35.47
1:05 PM Browser Mail Access FL, US71.180.35.47
12:50 PM Browser Mail Access FL, US71.180.35.47
10:40 AM Browser Mail Access FL, US71.180.35.47
9:23 AM Browser Mail Access FL, US

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#2 ElFasso


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Posted 27 June 2012 - 09:45 AM

1. Follow the instructions "Preparation Guide For Use Before Using Malware Removal Tools and Requesting Help" and create a DDS-log.
===> http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/topic34773.html

2. Create a new topic into the forum "Virus, Trojan, Spyware, and Malware Removal Logs" and then past the DDS-log into that topic:
===> Go to http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/forum22.html and click on "Start New topic"

#3 bsbokor

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Posted 27 June 2012 - 11:33 AM

elfasso - yahoo account was being accessed from server in Mexico - the 3 times the rouge emails were sent from my pc all coincide with the times the server in Mexico accessed my pc, so I'm 99% sure that's why I had spam emails being sent from my pc...

i've been "clean" for a week now and have not noticed any issues, so thanks for the advice, but until sometinhg funny starts happening again, i think i resolved the issue

best regards


PS - for anyone who has spam email issues, you (I) should always check out the "view account activity log" associated with your email account (i know that both yahoo and gmail have this option)...if you see any strange login activity, you need to change your password asap...that might be all it takes to resolve the issue. I'd still suggest a full run of both AV and Maleware products (I like to run both SuperAntiSpyware / Malewarebytes ) in both regular and safe mode...never can be too safe...as well as a "Microsoft Malicious Software Removal Tool" run free from the microsoft website.

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Posted 27 June 2012 - 11:49 AM

elfasso - on 2nd thought...I will do as suggested with the dds file and open a new topic...never know what may be lurking in there



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Posted 27 June 2012 - 12:37 PM

Now that your log is properly posted

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Edited by Queen-Evie, 27 June 2012 - 12:45 PM.

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