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My Computer Is Sending Spam


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#1 tigsdad

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Posted 09 April 2007 - 09:52 AM

My outgoing e-mail has been blocked by my ISP. When I contacted them, they said it is because spam has been reported coming from my IP adress. How do I found out where this is coming from, and how do I make it go away?

Thanks in advance for any help tha you can give me.

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Posted 09 April 2007 - 10:13 AM

You don't.

What I mean is that you don't need to investigate it, ask your isp to investigate it.

And believe it or not, your isp did a good thing for you, and you don't even know it. And that is:

no#1: NEVER use an email address supplied to you by your isp. That's rule no#1. And remember that until the day you never use the internet again.

no#2. You need to have a firewall and (or) an ip blocking solution.

All of these programs below are FREE and as far as I'm concerned, are the best on the market.

Firewall = Jetico Personal Firewall
http://www.jetico.com

IP Blocking = PeerGuardian 2
http://phoenixlabs.org

Anonymity = Tor (Tor, Privoxy, Vidalia)
http://tor.eff.org

With those three running on your computer, you'll block whatever could be on your computer from transmitting outbound and inbound.


Below are some threads you might want to look at.

Tor Question
http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/t/83994/tor-question/

PeerGuardian 2 Users - Even If You're Not A User, Please Read
http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/ind...hl=PeerGuardian

Those links tie into how you're most likely being compromised. Read them, and decide which steps you should take.

Edited by Walkman, 09 April 2007 - 10:19 AM.


#3 tigsdad

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Posted 09 April 2007 - 10:18 AM

Thanks Walkman, I will give these a try and see what happens.

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Posted 09 April 2007 - 12:16 PM

Say Walkman,
How is PeerGuardian doing?
I used to use it a long time ago. It was really hard for newbies to learn.
Has it gotten better?
Doug Woodall

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Posted 09 April 2007 - 12:31 PM

Awe mannnn,,,

You'll love it!!!

PeerGuardian 2 is the firewall of firewalls, even if they insist that you still use a firewall.

Read the PeerGuardian 2 thread from the post above, you'll get back into the groove. Use it, and NEVER surf without it.

If I showed you what's getting into your computer right now, as you read this, no matter what you're using, you'll use PeerGuardian 2 for sure.

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Posted 09 April 2007 - 12:37 PM

Thanks Walkman,
I'll head over to Phoenix Labs and check em out.
PeerGuardian 2 you say?

Take care,
Doug Woodall




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