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Computer is sending Spam all Scans clean


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#1 Ken901

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Posted 26 June 2013 - 03:44 PM

I believe my PC is infected with a Spam sending bug. I'm running a Dell GX520 with Windows XP Pro SP3 and Microsoft Outlook.

 

A few days ago my inbox became full of bounced back undeliver-able emails. Checking them found they were sent to unknown Email addresses from both of the user accounts in outlook, a few from 1 service@ and most from the other Ashley@. Running a scan with malwarebytes found nothing. The computer was left alone over the weekend the Monday morning email was checked and many more bounced back. I again ran Malwarebytes then Windows Defender offline and Msert all come up clean.

 

The Emails seem to go to random addresses not from anywhere in my computer and it also doesn't seem to matter if Outlook is loaded or not and emails were sent on Sunday and Outlook was shut down.

 

I currently have that Computer off the network but can copy from that one to this one to post.



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Posted 26 June 2013 - 08:00 PM

Are any of the original messages present in "Sent" (Outbox) folder?


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Posted 27 June 2013 - 10:00 AM

Broni, thanks for the quick response. 

 

I have several PC's on this network and the one that has the Email addresses that are sending the SPAM has been off the network since yesterday morning, This morning more spam was sent. The only way I find out is checking Email and finding more bounced emails.

 

I am going to check the other PC's and see if I can find one infected and will report back if I find one,  but i'm starting to wonder if this is originating from somewhere else and spoofing the address.

 

 



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Posted 27 June 2013 - 10:53 AM

I had the same problem happen last week - none of the spamming emails were in my outbox (using Eudora).  I think this is linked to my google search engine being hijacked (see my most recent post), curious to see the answer!

 

Kim

 

p.s.  The spammer sent out hundreds of thousands of emails in less than 48 hrs.........................none to my customers (hopefully) but still gave my company's email address a bad reputation.


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Posted 27 June 2013 - 04:46 PM

Ken901

 

You didn't really answer my question.


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Posted 27 June 2013 - 05:36 PM

Sorry, nothing in sent folder. only sign something is happening was the bounced Email.

 

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Posted 27 June 2013 - 05:50 PM

Very well.

That means your computer is perfectly fine.

Someone you know, who has your address in their address book has an infected computer and that computer is sending out all those emails pretending it's you.

If it was your computer those emails would be present in "Outbox" folder.


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