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Yahoo Mail Fonts Now Huge - Spyware?


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#1 Brusinka

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Posted 17 April 2006 - 02:51 PM

I have a suspicion I have contracted some form of spyware that tracks my browsing/emailing habits through Yahoo mail. Suddenly the fonts are HUGE on my email account page, and I can't seem to change them back in the options on yahoo. (I don't know if it is related, but also my desktop was changed to a blue background, but no "Warning, you are infected..." nonsense). Any suggestions?
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Posted 17 April 2006 - 03:02 PM

Run these online virus scanners:
http://www.pandasoftware.com/activescan/
http://housecall.trendmicro.com/

Also this online Trojan scanner:
TrojanScan

Are you using these basic security programs?
(They're all free.)

aČ free
ewido security suite
Ad-Aware
Spybot S&D
Spywareblaster
SpywareGuard

If not, you need to. These programs, updated and used regularly, will do a lot to keep your computer clean of spyware, trojans, keyloggers, browser hijackers, etc...

Download them, update them, and then run them.

When installing ewido security suite, under Additional Options uncheck:
Install background guard
Install scan via context menu

Important:
Please read this tutorial on Spybot S&D before using it. Spybot can do SERIOUS damage, if not used properly.

Other useful Tutorials:
Using Ad-Aware SE
Using SpywareBlaster
Using SpywareGuard
Using Ewido
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Posted 18 April 2006 - 05:12 AM

In addition to running the scans tq1911 posted, if you have a scrollwheel mouse press ctrl while turning the scrollwheel and see if it enables you to return the font size to normal.




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