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Mass Emails / "the Best Replica"

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#1 mjbressler


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Posted 04 October 2006 - 12:46 PM

Hello. I currently have Windows XP installed w/ McAfee Total protection / wireless network, the works. I'm usually good, however, I currently know that I have to have some kind of virus that McAfee isn't picking up this time. In my task bar you can see McAfee scanning emails. However, I am not sending any emails. My outlook isn't even open. Occassionly a message comes up & says "message cannot be sent" & I can view the McAfee log. All the messages seem to have the same subject: "The Best Replica".

If I try & hit <Ctrl> + <Alt> + <Del>, my task manager is grayed out.

It just looks like I'm sending 100's of emails. My name or email do not seem to be associated with any of them. The McAfee email scanning is really really slowing down my computer because it is scanning so many emails.

Also, if you look in my outlook sent box, they are not listed there either.

How do I stop this???? It has to be a virus!


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Posted 04 October 2006 - 06:52 PM

Hello mjbressler

Have you tried performing your anti-virus scan in "SAFE MODE"? Have you performed any anti-malware scans? If not, start here:

Download and scan with Ad-Aware SE Personal 1.06. Setup & Configure as shown here.
Download and scan with Spybot S&D 1.4. Setup & Configure as shown here.
[DO NOT choose the option to install TeaTimer]
Note: If you encounter any error messages while downloading the updates, manually download them from here.

Download and scan with AVG Anti-Spyware 7.5 in "SAFE MODE".
(This is Ewdio 4.0 renamed. If you already have Ewido installed, please update to this version which has a special "clean driver" for removing persistent malware). Be sure to print out the AVG Anti-Spyware Install-Scan Instructions.

Then perform this online Virus scan: Trend Micro Housecall <- Use "Autoclean" and manually delete what it can't clean.
[Watch the Address bar in IE. You may receive alerts that "This site might require the following ActiveX control...Click here to install...". Click on that alert and then Click Install ActiveX component.]

Post back if your still having problems afterwards.
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