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My Computer Is Sending Out Emails


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#1 JGProperty

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Posted 20 June 2007 - 01:02 PM

My ISP has reported that there are a large number of emails being sent from my IP address. There are three computers on a small wireless system (we are not networked) but by only switching on one at a time we have identified the actual computer which seems to be involved.

Every so often the computer hangs and the little timer icon flashes. This can go on for 20 minutes or more and seems to coincide with the reported activity.

Iíve scanned with Norton Antivirus (which is always active and up to date) as well as Pccillin and AVG. Also Spybot. Nothing shows up and it has been suggested that someone has sent a small program via email which has been installed and deleted the Trojan that dropped it. This program seems to be responsible.

I donít really want to have to reformat my drive so can anyone advise how I can identify (and remove) the culprit program? Iíve tried bringing up Taskmanager Processes but there are too many for me to try and see and I donít know any likely program names.

I use Windows XP Pro which is bang up to date with all fixes etc

Please help.

Many thanks

James

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#2 buddy215

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Posted 20 June 2007 - 01:38 PM

Install Super Antispyware. Run it in safe mode. Allow it to quarantine whatever it finds.
http://www.superantispyware.com/

Run the online scan for Bit Defender in normal mode. Allow it to quarantine whatever it finds.
http://www.bitdefender.com/scan8/ie.html

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