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#1 Cerulean Talon

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Posted 04 May 2006 - 09:48 AM

I have a degree in IT & CS and love my computers to death (literally several times).

I came here to find a solution to my nasty little computer problem and have read the info provided here on-site. I am at work right now, but will try your advice when I get home. The gist of the problem is this -- I bought a new Dell as one of my operating computers (5) and haven't had it a month. I went onto Yahoo and clicked on my "bulk" mail icon when BOOM, I get nasty messages. The only access I have to XP is through the task manager. I figure it is a trojan or virus. The message I receive is: “The application failed to initialize properly (OxcOOOOOO5). Click on OK to terminate the application”.

I am looking forward to sharing info.

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Posted 04 May 2006 - 01:15 PM

Well it certainly sounds like some sort of data is attempting to execute something.
By default, yahoo automatically uses the bulk mail folder to dump spam in unless you specify otherwise.
When you log into yahoo mail, click Options>Spam Protection and select "Immediately delete these messages upon receipt". It may take a little time but I believe it should empty that folder.
I wouldn't drop any of my defenses (i.e. Anti-virus, Anti-spyware, etc) just to see if I can access it, that's for sure. :thumbsup:




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