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Virus in my Computer sending out Fake Emails


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#1 ronno21

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Posted 26 May 2013 - 02:10 PM

Hi All,

A few days ago (22.05.13) a virus in my computer used my entire mail box to send out a "fake email"...

 

This used my name - no subject - and just contained an odd looking address link...

 

Most people picked it as a "virus" and did not open it...

 

However a few contacts did open it - and it turned out to be a scam website offering amazing "weight loss" pills

that have only baking powder in them - according to one on my contacts...

 

I have not posted the link here - but I could if further identification is required...

 

I run Windows 7 Home Premium - on a HP Pavilion g6 Notebook PC

 

I would greatly appreciate if someone on Bleeping Computer can help...

 

Best regards

 

ronno21


Edited by hamluis, 26 May 2013 - 03:01 PM.
Moved from Win 7 to Am I Infected - Hamluis.


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#2 frankp316

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Posted 26 May 2013 - 02:54 PM

It doesn't seem like a virus. It seems more like your email was hacked. The solution is to change your email password.



#3 ronno21

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Posted 31 May 2013 - 05:17 PM

Hi frankp316,

 

Yes, I think you are totally correct...my email was hacked...

Hotmail security asked me to create a new password - which I did...

 

This also explains why Malware and MS Security Essentials did not pick up any viruses...

 

Thanks for your advice...I may work out a more complex password for extra security...

 

Best regards

 

ronno21

Perth Western Australia






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