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Gmail auto sending to my contacts, and auto deleting a virus link


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#1 kungyu01

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Posted 25 July 2014 - 12:56 AM

Hi, 

Will appreciate any help regarding this issue. 
My Gmail account is auto sending an email to all my gmail contacts without my knowledge until I saw reply posts of unsuccessful emails. Contents as such:

"Good Day.

I just Uploaded a file,

I would like you to view.

Click Here to view. "

I too opened a similar email afew weeks back. Nothing seems wrong at first so I never really thought much about it.

Can someone help me on this? 

I have just changed my password for my Gmail. hopefully it stops the sending. but I want to know if my computer is infected or by using smartphones or tablets, will it affect the gadgets too? 

Thank you! 

 



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#2 SpywareDoc

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Posted 27 July 2014 - 01:51 PM

A SPAMmer does not need access to your Gmail account in order to use your email address.

 

They can use whatever SPAM-sending program they like to send out email using *-your-* email address in the Sender's field.

 

Then, if any of the email addresses they sent the email to happen to be invalid, the unsuccesful delivery messages would be returned to you simply because your email address was in the Sender's field.

 

In order to stop this, you would have to find the person using your email address and hang them by the neck until dead. ;)






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