Posted 08 July 2007 - 05:32 AM
During the past few days I have been receiving spam E-mails which appear on first glance to come from people who are known to me (either in my contacts list or possibly people to whom I have previously sent E-mails or from whom I have previously received E-mails). The actual E-mail address behind the name is always some unknown hotmail address, and my spam filter correctly identifies these messages as spam.
My concern is that I have some malware on my computer which has picked out names from my contacts list (or from messages received or sent by me) and used those names (although not their real E-mail addresses) to make junk mail appear not to be junk. In other words, my computer appears to have been invaded/infected by something which has extracted and misused information from my computer. I would like to get rid of it!!!
Does anyone know what I've been infected with?