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Spam Chinese Ads Getting into Email

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#1 xvicarious


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Posted 26 September 2013 - 11:11 AM

I've tried long and hard to figure out what is going on with this, but I can't seem to find anything that explains it in any logs or scans, or even Googling it.


Recently at the company I work for a few emails have been strange.  So far it only seems that four people are affected by this.  They will send an email through our PMS Micros Opera, which we use through (a very very outdated version) Internet Explorer (which we cannot update unless risk not being able to use Opera) and it will generate Chinese characters in the email.  It will completely replace the signature we have that is applied by our Exchange server.



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Now even though it replaces the signature that is added on server side, the fact that it (mostly) happens with sending an email through Opera and that it (currently) only affects four (known) people I concluded that it must be something that is happening client side. We had one of the people try simply sending an email from Outlook directly and it came through just fine. I'm not entirely sure about this, but I have an inkling of it.


I ran a HijackThis scan on one of the PCs that have this problem and got the following results:

I briefly looked through this, but quickly got frustrated because I'm not familliar with the specific computer so I have no idea if for example anything would be masquarding as something else because I simply don't know what software has been installed.

Though this particular workstation wil be replaced soon, the other three are fairly new.


I simply cannot get my head around what it could be.  Maybe it is server side.  But then why would it only affect certain users in certain situations?


EDIT:  I'd like to mention I found something very similar that seemed to affect Internet Explorer on other websites, but none seem to have actually solved this problem.  Links are as follows:




Edited by xvicarious, 26 September 2013 - 12:52 PM.

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