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Hi Folks...and boy oh boy, am I embarrassed!

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#1 olen1009


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Posted 02 February 2014 - 02:05 AM

Ah well, after being the one who has been compiling security tips, and circulating them...went from 1 to many pages of suggestions about computer and Internet security...I just got "bitten" by my own carelessness, and failure to take my own advice:  I got scammed by the phony "condolences/funeral notice" email scam. I must have lost my mind for a moment, because I clicked the damned thing and proceeded to become an email spammer myself.


I've run MAMB & adwcleaner & even combo-fix and I thought I was OK, but the background email via Thunderbird has started up again; so I really need your help. Maybe I didn't run things in the right order. I'm not sure, so I will post a request in the appropriate forum section.


In advance, I thank my fellow geeks for your generous help...and your understanding that anyone can "lose it", occasionally, make a foolish move...and get caught by the evil hackers and spammers out there!



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Posted 02 February 2014 - 09:03 AM

Hey there Olen and welcome to Bleeping Computer. :welcome:


As you made mention, almost any one of us can "lose it" and click on the wrong thing or make a foolish move.


Thankfully the good folks here at Bleeping Computer can also help us find our way back.


See you in the Forums.





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