Jump to content


 


Register a free account to unlock additional features at BleepingComputer.com
Welcome to BleepingComputer, a free community where people like yourself come together to discuss and learn how to use their computers. Using the site is easy and fun. As a guest, you can browse and view the various discussions in the forums, but can not create a new topic or reply to an existing one unless you are logged in. Other benefits of registering an account are subscribing to topics and forums, creating a blog, and having no ads shown anywhere on the site.


Click here to Register a free account now! or read our Welcome Guide to learn how to use this site.

Photo

BleepingComputer.com email


  • Please log in to reply
4 replies to this topic

#1 novice3

novice3

  • Members
  • 99 posts
  • OFFLINE
  •  
  • Gender:Male
  • Local time:11:00 PM

Posted 26 February 2016 - 07:10 PM

I am confused.  I found two external links in an email notification from BleepingComputer.com

 

Note: Please, don't click on the links (URL, URI, website, etc.) ; unless you are a moderator/volunteer/forum helper who knows they are safe

External link found: http: //  winatcrowncasino. com/

External link found: http://  drharrietdental.  com/

 

Is that normal?  If the advertisements/external links are sent in email notifications, it is understandable for funding, if not then there might an underlying issue pertaining to home network (insecure, malicious code..).

 

Thank you for any advice or support.

 

Original email with headers,  I removed my email address:

Delivered-To: <<----removed--->>
Received: by 10.157.45.130 with SMTP id g2csp719512otb;
        Fri, 26 Feb 2016 01:12:21 -0800 (PST)
X-Received: by 10.55.26.195 with SMTP id l64mr456041qkh.103.1456477941098;
        Fri, 26 Feb 2016 01:12:21 -0800 (PST)
Return-Path: <apache@bleepingcomputer.com>
Received: from intmx.bleepingcomputer.com (intmx.bleepingcomputer.com. [208.43.227.226])
        by mx.google.com with ESMTPS id 188si12332615qhi.44.2016.02.26.01.12.20
        for <<----removed--->>
        (version=TLS1_2 cipher=ECDHE-RSA-AES128-GCM-SHA256 bits=128/128);
        Fri, 26 Feb 2016 01:12:21 -0800 (PST)
Received-SPF: pass (google.com: domain of apache@bleepingcomputer.com designates 208.43.227.226 as permitted sender) client-ip=208.43.227.226;
Authentication-Results: mx.google.com;
       spf=pass (google.com: domain of apache@bleepingcomputer.com designates 208.43.227.226 as permitted sender) smtp.mailfrom=apache@bleepingcomputer.com
Received: from zeus ([10.24.147.2] helo=zeus.bleepingcomputer.com)
	by intmx.bleepingcomputer.com with esmtps (TLSv1:AES256-SHA:256)
	(Exim 4.72)
	(envelope-from <apache@bleepingcomputer.com>)
	id 1aZEPM-0005hC-Ou
	for <<----removed--->>; Fri, 26 Feb 2016 04:09:56 -0500
Received: from apache by zeus.bleepingcomputer.com with local (Exim 4.72)
	(envelope-from <apache@zeus.bleepingcomputer.com>)
	id 1aZERg-0003Lu-NV
	for <<----removed--->>; Fri, 26 Feb 2016 04:12:20 -0500
To: <<----removed--->>
Subject: A new reply has been posted to keyboard and mouse not working at windows login
MIME-Version: 1.0
Date: Fri, 26 Feb 2016 04:12:20 -0500
X-Priority: 3
X-Mailer: IPS PHP Mailer
Message-ID: <c39d92bd3213bd92bacad97b55ab1dec@www.bleepingcomputer.com>
From: "BleepingComputer.com" <bleep@bleepingcomputer.com>
Content-Type: multipart/alternative;
	boundary="----df7d78bda2c5d627d02fdb9a99db16e1"

Content-Type: text/plain;
	charset="ISO-8859-1"


novice3,

donitata (http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/u/991553/donitata/) has just posted a reply to a topic that you have subscribed to titled "keyboard and mouse not working at windows login".

The topic can be found here: 
http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/t/604718/keyboard-and-mouse-not-working-at-windows-login/?view=getnewpost


----------------------------------------------------------------------
Yes, I am able to boot into BIOS, via the F2 key on the Logitech USB keyboard (wireless).
winatcrowncasino.com (http://winatcrowncasino.com/)
At Windows XP professional login screen, the keyboard is no longer functioning.
drharrietdental.com (http://drharrietdental.com/)
I will attempt to boot into safe mode and uninstall drivers for the mouse and keyboard, Monday. 

What do I uninstall and how?  Do I use device manager and uninstall all usb entries?
----------------------------------------------------------------------


If you have configured in your control panel to receive immediate topic reply notifications, you may receive an
email for each reply made to this topic. Otherwise, only 1 email is sent per board visit for each subscribed topic.
This is to limit the amount of mail that is sent to your inbox.

You can unsubscribe at any time here: http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/unsubscribe/Zm9ydW1zO3RvcGljczs2MDQ3MTg7ODY1NTczOzg2NTU3MzswNjA4YW5kcmV3QGdtYWlsLmNvbQ,,/

------df7d78bda2c5d627d02fdb9a99db16e1
Content-Type: text/html;
	charset="ISO-8859-1"


<!DOCTYPE html> 
  <html lang="en"> 
  <head> 
    <meta charset="iso-8859-1" /> 
    <title>A new reply has been posted to keyboard and mouse not working at windows login</title> 
    <style type="text/css"> 
      body,div,dl,dt,dd,ul,ol,li,h1,h2,h3,h4,h5,h6,pre,form,fieldset,input,textarea,p,blockquote,th,td { margin:0; padding:0; }  
      fieldset,img { border:0; } 
      address,caption,cite,code,dfn,th,var { font-style:normal; font-weight:normal; } 
      ol,ul { list-style:none; } 
      caption,th { text-align:left; } 
      h1,h2,h3,h4,h5,h6 { font-size:100%;  font-weight:normal; } 
      q:before,q:after { content:''; } 
      abbr,acronym { border:0; } 
      address{ display: inline; } 
       
      body { 
        font: normal 13px helvetica, arial, sans-serif; 
        position: relative; 
        background: #EBF0F3; 
        padding: 18px;  
      } 
       
      h3, strong { font-weight: bold; } 
      em { font-style: italic; } 
      img, .input_check, .input_radio { vertical-align: middle; } 
      legend { display: none; } 
     
      a { 
         
        text-decoration: none; 
      } 
       
      a:hover { color: #328586; } 
       
      div.outer { margin: 0 auto; border: 1px solid #CAD3DE; border-radius: 4px;moz-border-radius: 4px;webkit-border-radius: 4px; background: #fff; padding-bottom:6px } 
   
      h1.main { 
        font-family: "Lucida Grande", "Lucida Sans Unicode", "Helvetica"; 
        font-size:24px; 
        padding-bottom: 2px; 
        background-color: #D8DDE8; 
        padding: 8px 15px 2px 15px; 
        border-bottom: 1px solid #CAD3DE;   
      } 
         
      .content { 
        font-size: 12px !important; 
        color: #333 !important; 
        line-height: 120% !important; 
        padding: 15px 15px 0px 15px; 
      } 
       
      .content .callout { 
        background-color: #F7FBFC; 
        border: 1px solid #EBF0F3; border-radius: 4px;moz-border-radius: 4px;webkit-border-radius: 4px; 
        padding: 8px; 
        margin: 10px 0px 5px 0px; 
      } 
       
       .content .ipsBlockquote {  
        font-style: italic; 
        background-color: #efefef; 
        border: 1px solid #EBF0F3; border-radius: 4px;moz-border-radius: 4px;webkit-border-radius: 4px; 
        padding: 8px; 
        margin: 10px 0px 5px 0px; 
      }
      
      /* deprecated, leaving for backwards compatibility */
      .content .eQuote {  
        font-style: italic; 
        background-color: #efefef; 
        border: 1px solid #EBF0F3; border-radius: 4px;moz-border-radius: 4px;webkit-border-radius: 4px; 
        padding: 8px; 
        margin: 10px 0px 5px 0px; 
      } 
       
      .content .callout hr, .content .unsub hr { display: none; } 
       
      .content .unsub { color: #555; font-size: 11px; border-top: 1px solid #CAD3DE; padding-top:6px } 
       
      .footer { color: #444; font-size: 11px; padding:8px; text-align: center } 
       
      hr { display: block; 
         position: relative; 
         padding: 0; 
         margin: 8px auto; 
         width: 100%; 
         clear: both; 
         border: none; 
         border-top: 1px solid #CAD3DE; 
         border-bottom: 1px solid #FFF; 
         font-size: 1px; 
         line-height: 0; 
         overflow: visible; } 
          
      table.ipb_table { 
        line-height: 1.3; 
        border-collapse: collapse; 
      } 
        table.ipb_table td { 
          padding: 10px; 
          border-bottom: 1px solid #f3f3f3; 
        } 
           
          table.ipb_table tr.unread h4 { font-weight: bold; } 
          table.ipb_table tr.highlighted td { border-bottom: 0; } 
         
        table.ipb_table th { 
          font-size: 11px; 
          font-weight: bold; 
          padding: 8px 6px; 
        } 
         
      .last_post { margin-left: 45px; } 
       
      table.ipb_table h4, 
      table.ipb_table .topic_title { 
        font-size: 14px; 
        display: inline-block; 
      } 
       
      table.ipb_table  .unread .topic_title { font-weight: bold; } 
      table.ipb_table .ipsModMenu { visibility: hidden; } 
      table.ipb_table tr:hover .ipsModMenu, table.ipb_table tr .ipsModMenu.menu_active { visibility: visible; } 
 
    </style> 
 
  </head> 
  <body> 
  <div class='outer'> 
    <h1 class='main'>BleepingComputer.com</h1> 
    <div class='content'> 
      <!--::ipb.wrapper.added::-->novice3,<br><br><a href="http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/u/991553/donitata/" class="bbc_url" title="">donitata</a> has just posted a reply to a topic that you have subscribed to titled "keyboard and mouse not working at windows login".<br><br>
The topic can be found here: <br><a href="http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/t/604718/keyboard-and-mouse-not-working-at-windows-login/?view=getnewpost" class="bbc_url" title="">http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/t/604718/keyboard-and-mouse-not-working-at-windows-login/?view=getnewpost</a><br><br><div class="callout"><hr>
Yes, I am able to boot into BIOS, via the F2 key on the Logitech USB keyboard (wireless).<br><a href="http://winatcrowncasino.com/" class="bbc_url" title="External link">winatcrowncasino.com</a><br>
At Windows XP professional login screen, the keyboard is no longer functioning.<br><a href="http://drharrietdental.com/" class="bbc_url" title="External link">drharrietdental.com</a><br>
I will attempt to boot
into safe mode and uninstall drivers for the mouse and keyboard, Monday. <br><br>
What do I uninstall and how?  Do I use device manager and uninstall all usb entries?<hr></div><br><br>
If you have configured in your control panel to receive immediate topic reply notifications, you may receive an<br>
email for each reply made to this topic. Otherwise, only 1 email is sent per board visit for each subscribed topic.<br>
This is to limit the amount of mail that is sent to your inbox.<br><br><div class="unsub">You can unsubscribe at any time here: <a href="http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/unsubscribe/Zm9ydW1zO3RvcGljczs2MDQ3MTg7ODY1NTczOzg2NTU3MzswNjA4YW5kcmV3QGdtYWlsLmNvbQ,,/" class="bbc_url" title="">http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/unsubscribe/Zm9ydW1zO3RvcGljczs2MDQ3MTg7ODY1NTczOzg2NTU3MzswNjA4YW5kcmV3QGdtYWlsLmNvbQ,,/</a></div> 
      <div class='footer'> 
        <a href='http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums'>BleepingComputer.com</a> 
      </div> 
    </div> 
  </div> 
  </body> 
</html>


------df7d78bda2c5d627d02fdb9a99db16e1--


Edited by novice3, 26 February 2016 - 07:14 PM.


BC AdBot (Login to Remove)

 


#2 Chris Cosgrove

Chris Cosgrove

  • Moderator
  • 6,551 posts
  • OFFLINE
  •  
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:Scotland
  • Local time:08:00 AM

Posted 26 February 2016 - 07:35 PM

This e-mail was spam. No one with the user name 'donitata' has posted in that topic.

 

I am referring this elsewhere and locking this topic.

 

Chris Cosgrove



#3 Chris Cosgrove

Chris Cosgrove

  • Moderator
  • 6,551 posts
  • OFFLINE
  •  
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:Scotland
  • Local time:08:00 AM

Posted 26 February 2016 - 07:51 PM

I have received your PM and am replying here because it is more appropriate to do so in an open forum, if a closed topic.

 

You obviously have a nasty suspicious mind, a bit like mine. I too often look at the source code. So long as you didn't click on any of the links in this e-mail you should have no problems. However it would do no harm to run an A/V scan and an anti-malware scan if only for your peace of mind.  However if you do have any reason to suspect malware infection your best course of action will be to raise a topic in the 'Am I infected?' section of BC.

 

Chris Cosgrove



#4 Grinler

Grinler

    Lawrence Abrams


  • Admin
  • 43,567 posts
  • OFFLINE
  •  
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:USA
  • Local time:03:00 AM

Posted 26 February 2016 - 08:00 PM

To clarify, the email you received is actually legitimate. It was just a topic subscription notification because you are subscribed to that topic. The user posted to it and was banned for spamming to the topic.

#5 novice3

novice3
  • Topic Starter

  • Members
  • 99 posts
  • OFFLINE
  •  
  • Gender:Male
  • Local time:11:00 PM

Posted 26 February 2016 - 08:14 PM

Thank you all for the support. I am glad to know it is legite.




0 user(s) are reading this topic

0 members, 0 guests, 0 anonymous users