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got a spam email from British Airways and Facebook today to my guarded email-ran malwarebytes but??

Question: got a spam email from British Airways and Facebook today to my guarded email-ran malwarebytes but??

I have a few email addresses and one that I use paringly ie keep it for certain items, but today in quick sucession I got 2 spam emails on it, one from British Airways and the other from FB.
I then ran malwarebytes and quite a few PUP's were found BUT and this is the big but, a lot of the items found appeared to be useful and I then realised I do not have a clue what I should or should not delete!!
My queries are, how can my email get out and is there any guide that will tell me what to delete and not delete in malawarebytes?
I use win xp pro, norton security, spyblaster, ccleaner and on occasions try a few otehrs like malaware, adaware and so on.

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Preferred Solution: got a spam email from British Airways and Facebook today to my guarded email-ran malwarebytes but??

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Answer: got a spam email from British Airways and Facebook today to my guarded email-ran malwarebytes but??

"how can my email get out"
it will be in the address book of anyone that you have sent an email to and if their pc or webmail is compromised the spammers will have all the addresses from their address books.
As for PUPs (Potentially Unwanted Programs) only you will know if you use the program(s) in question and whether you want them or not.
Or perhaps you could list them and ask for opinions?

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hello everyone. I am new here and i need some help.

I am currently staying with friends in germany and my laptop opens all websites except the british airways one. I need to book my flight back home through the BA website and for some reason it's not opening. Please could somebody help me with unlocking the site?

many thanks for all suggestions.

Answer:I can't open the British airways website - PLEASE HELP!

What happens when you visit this link?

http://www.britishairways.com/travel/globalgateway.jsp/global/public/en_

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http://www.theinquirer.net/?article=10313
Chainmail has a chink in it. Delete it.
 

Answer:British Airways, Microsoft "mail" a hoax

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I have problem with BT landline (voice calls) . Broadband works OK
Is there an email address to  report problems to BT?

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Hi guys,
 
'Boopme' had me run MiniToolBox and he wrote that he found "errors and other issues" and he bumped me to this thread.
 
Norton now seems to be removed and the restart was successful w/ out a restore.
 
This is what I wrote in under the from "Am I infected?" thread;
 
 

Been having problems with my laptop running Vista Home premium svc pack2.
One day, a month ago, Norton was not updating properly. Upon the next boot-up windows would not start and I was forced to restart in safe mode with a system restore. This was successful but Norton Security Suite was still not updating properly.
Since then, on a few occasions, I have attempted to uninstall Norton without success thru the program uninstaler. Norton is unresponsive. I even got the Norton rep. to do a remote deletion of all registry files of Norton. But they all returned after the reboot of my PC because windows would not open and I had to start-up thru system restore.
Since then my yahoo email been hacked and spam sent to the contacts of my address book.
I know I got something but I don't know what.. Can anyone take a stab at what I might need to do?
Thanks,
Brian
 
 
DDS (Ver_2012-11-20.01) - NTFS_x86
Internet Explorer: 9.0.8112.16421
Run by Owner at 20:22:53 on 2013-03-19
Microsoft® Windows Vista™ Home Premium   6.0.6002.2.1252.1.1033.18.3062.1338 [GMT -5:00]
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AV: Avira Desktop *Enabled/Updated* {F67B4DE5-C0B4-6C3F-0EFF-6C83BD5D0C2C}
SP: Avira Desktop *En... Read more

Answer:Email was hacked-contacts in my address book were sent spam email

Greetings Brian and to BleepingComputer's Virus/Trojan/Spyware/Malware Removal forum.My name is Oh My! and I am here to help you! Now that we are "friends" please call me Gary.===================================================Ground Rules:First, I would like to inform you that most of us here at Bleeping Computer offer our expert assistance out of the goodness of our hearts. Please try to match our commitment to you with your patience toward us. If this was easy we would never have met. Please do not run any tools or take any steps other than those I will provide for you while we work on your computer together. I need to be certain about the state of your computer in order to provide appropriate and effective steps for you to take. Most often "well intentioned" (and usually panic driven!) independent efforts can make things much worse for both of us. If at any point you would prefer to take your own steps please let me know, I will not be offended. I would be happy to focus on the many others who are waiting in line for assistance.Please perform all steps in the order they are listed in each set of instructions. Some steps may be a bit complicated. If things are not clear, be sure to stop and let me know. We need to work on this together with confidence.Please copy and paste all logs into your post unless directed otherwise. Please do not re-run any programs I suggest. If you encounter problems simply stop and tell me about it.When you post your reply, do not use the butt... Read more

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Running Win 7 .  Opened spam email by mistake and email account hacked. Acct locked by server after 1600 email sent. Account has been recovered.  I ran full scan with Microsoft Essentials and Malwarbytes and both clean.  Then I did a full scan with Kapersky and it showed 1 malware  of Trojan.JS.Agent.cfl located on my external harddrive in my backup files location and possibly 2 other locations on the report.  I have pdf ofKapersky report if want to see.
I also ran AVG 2015 and it was clean.
 
Not sure if I should just delete the backup files from my external hard drive.
What other scans can I do to make sure everything is OK?? - I have not noticed anything unusual with computer yet but want to ease my mind.
 

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Hi, I'm having a problem with my email. I was clearing out my folders and notice an email in my junk file sent from myself to myself. Same email to and from. It was flagged as important and having read it, it is clearly spam. I checked Windows Live Mail and found a couple more of these emails that have been sent from me, to me.

I tried searching for this online but apart from some answers about email 'worms' I don't know what's caused it, if my account is at risk/should be deleted, or how to fix it. Any help would be appreciated.

I got up the message source in Windows Live Mail and the top of this (before the HTML for the email) is as follows, I have blocked out my email address with [email protected] for privacy:

X-Message-Delivery: Vj0xLjE7dXM9MDtsPTA7YT0wO0Q9MjtTQ0w9Ng==
X-Message-Status: n:0
X-SID-PRA: [email protected]
X-SID-Result: SoftFail
X-AUTH-Result: FAIL
X-Message-Info: 36VzpOhYwiF4WB+8j8KT09YIVXwd6IplkHzcW/3hNhxvnVmEOZgWQaABWYkCwTFHGZCUWYct+irYc2JiV+vezlEwvZocFEnBoZi1mBSS6yg=
Received: from alcoa.com.br ([86.121.92.59]) by SNT0-MC1-F40.Snt0.hotmail.com with Microsoft SMTPSVC(6.0.3790.4675);
Mon, 23 Aug 2010 05:59:27 -0700
To: <[email protected]>
From: <[email protected]>
Subject: for CV #36
MIME-Version: 1.0
Importance: High
Content-Type: text/html
Return-Path: [email protected]
Message-ID: <[email protected]>
X-OriginalArrivalTime: 23 Aug 2010 12:59:27.0725 (UTC) FILETIME=[04D401D0:01CB4... Read more

Answer:Email issues - spam sent to my email from my email

E-mail Spoofing

E-mail Spoofing

How do spammers harvest email addresses
 

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I think I have asked this before. I am getting so much spam email im sick of deleting it all! These fat heads who send it to me I wish they would stop.

Some of the emails say "Your date has been approved with Jenn" Then will say my husband is away for a week so if the first date goes well we will try another.

Come talk to jean and see her body at bla bla website.

I get so many others too. Partsolver and towel direct?? I now have between my two computers almost 200 unread of spam emails and some thats not spam. It takes forver to go through and delete them all.

Ive been told not to hit unsubscribe but sometimes it helps. They say then they know your email is valid. Well they must or they would cease to email me so whats it going to matter to unsubscribe?

Ive even tried to "bounce to sender" but nothing works! Is there any way to block emails from these people? Or not allow them on my server? A auto bounce before they even come on my pc?

Maybe I should just ask my ISP I dont know. I thought id ask one last time.

Answer:I get lots of spam email to my email address

There are usually two places where SPAM filtres can be effective. The most obvious is at your ISP's Mailbox; because how ISPs handle the spam filter vary, I can give no explicit instructions, although their on-line help section generally will provide those.
The second place is at your Email Client on your computer. FF/Mozilla both include teachable Spam filters that you can use to segregate legitimate mail from the gunk.

The best place to stop SPAM is to be extremely careful about your Email Address. It would be a wise step to have one Email Address for friends, family, and trusted people, and a "throwaway" Email address (s) for on-line registrations, Ebay, or other public places. Once these addresses become, as they will, clogged with SPAM, you can simply delete them and create new addresses, beginning the process over again.

Regards,
John

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Hello! I'm a (very) long time lurker of this site but recently decided to join. I've had my Windows 8.1 Toshiba Satellite laptop for a bit over a month. About 2 weeks into ownership I started receiving spam emails in my msn account, the one I use to sign into the laptop. These mails are sometimes from me, although I have checked my sent mail and there isn't anything there I haven't personally sent. I signed into a different email account and that one was spammed too, until I signed out.
 
I access the internet from my phone and my desktop pc (Windows 7). I wasn't sure where the issue was coming from so I turned off the desktop but the problem persisted. I did a system restore on the I ran AntiMalwarebytes, CCleaner, and my antivirus programs which all came back clean, but the problem is still here.
 
I've factory restored three times, completely reformatted the drive twice and I still have the problem. I installed Windows 10 Preview but I didn't receive any spam for the hours I had it running. I reinstalled my OEM version of 8.1 and within 2 hours the spam emails started. The last time, I hadn't even installed my firewall and antivirus program when the spam email started. I also noticed that my OneDrive says the last time the files were synced was in 1969.
 
Having the laptop in airplane mode or shut off is the only way I don't receive spam.
 
I have run Process Monitor, Process Explorer,Regrun/Unhack Me, Emsisoft Emergency Kit, Hitman Pro, Roguekiller, So... Read more

Answer:Constant spam email, some from MY email address!

Scan result of Farbar Recovery Scan Tool (FRST) (x64) Version:21-06-2015 01
Ran by Kimberly (administrator) on TOSHICO on 21-06-2015 16:51:49
Running from C:\Users\Kimberly\Desktop
Loaded Profiles: Kimberly (Available Profiles: Kimberly & Administrator)
Platform: Windows 8.1 (X64) OS Language: English (United States)
Internet Explorer Version 11 (Default browser: Opera)
Boot Mode: Normal
Tutorial for Farbar Recovery Scan Tool: http://www.geekstogo.com/forum/topic/335081-frst-tutorial-how-to-use-farbar-recovery-scan-tool/
==================== Processes (Whitelisted) =================
(If an entry is included in the fixlist, the process will be closed. The file will not be moved.)
(AMD) C:\Windows\System32\atiesrxx.exe
(Advanced Micro Devices, Inc.) C:\Windows\SysWOW64\tbaseprovisioning.exe
(AMD) C:\Windows\System32\atieclxx.exe
(Avast Software s.r.o.) C:\Program Files\AVAST Software\Avast\AvastSvc.exe
() C:\Program Files\ATI Technologies\ATI.ACE\a4\AdaptiveSleepService.exe
(Comodo) C:\Program Files (x86)\Comodo\Chromodo\chromodo_updater.exe
(COMODO) C:\Program Files\COMODO\COMODO Internet Security\cmdagent.exe
(Malwarebytes Corporation) C:\Program Files (x86)\Malwarebytes Anti-Malware\mbamscheduler.exe
(Malwarebytes Corporation) C:\Program Files (x86)\Malwarebytes Anti-Malware\mbamservice.exe
() C:\Program Files\CyberLink\Shared files\RichVideo64.exe
(Toshiba Corporation) C:\Program Files\TOSHIBA\Teco\TecoService.exe
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Over the last few days I have been receiving a lot of "failure notice" and "undeliverable email" to my email address. It seems that my email address has been forged and spam/unsolicitated emails are being sent using my email address.I am worried that this willl cause genuine emails not to pass through other people's servers as my domain name would be blacklisted.Is there any practical solution to this?

Answer:spam/spoofed email using my email/domain name

fraid not as it would seem that someone with your e mail address in their address book has become infected and is mailing out as everyone in that book, but because your mail is genuine the 'bounce' comes back to you.johnny

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New spam loophole: poorly guarded home PCs
New York
March 12, 2004

Next time you're looking for a culprit for all that junk mail flooding your inbox, have a glance in the mirror.

Spammers are increasingly exploiting home computers with high-speed internet connections into which they've cleverly burrowed.

Email security companies estimate that between one-third and two-thirds of unwanted messages are relayed unwittingly by PC owners who set up software incorrectly or fail to secure their machines.

David Lawrence, 43, owns such a computer, which turned into a "spam zombie" when a virus infected it in October. Five or six spammers were using his cable modem to remotely send pitches for products like Viagra and boosters for mobile phone signals.

"Spammers and the people who write these viruses ... is their life so void that they feel they have to mess up other people?" said Lawrence. "To me, it's criminal."

The self-employed American businessman from Georgia said he learned of his computer's culpability when his internet service got suspended. "I called to find out what was going on because I knew I had the bill paid," he said. Lawrence is by no means alone.

Hundreds of thousands of computers worldwide have been infected by SoBig and other viruses that are programmed to spawn gateways, known technically as proxies, to relay spam. Though Lawrence had antivirus software, he hadn't kept it updated.

Here
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Answer:New spam loophole: poorly guarded home PCs

simple one word solution

FIREWALL
 

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Email with a link to spam is being sent to my contacts from my email account. Here are the requested files except for GMER file I ran it three time and my computer froze each time.
DDS (Ver_10-12-12.02) - NTFSx86
Run by Rusty at 9:07:25.48 on Sun 01/23/2011
Internet Explorer: 8.0.6001.18702 BrowserJavaVersion: 1.6.0_22
Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition 5.1.2600.3.1252.1.1033.18.1023.759 [GMT -6:00]

AV: Microsoft Security Essentials *Enabled/Updated* {BCF43643-A118-4432-AEDE-D861FCBCFCDF}

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C:\WINDOWS\system32\Ati2evxx.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost -k DcomLaunch
svchost.exe
C:\Program Files\Microsoft Security Essentials\MsMpEng.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe -k netsvcs
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe -k WudfServiceGroup
svchost.exe
svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
svchost.exe
C:\Program Files\Adobe\Photoshop Elements 5.0\PhotoshopElementsFileAgent.exe
C:\Program Files\IVT Corporation\BlueSoleil\BTNtService.exe
C:\Program Files\Java\jre6\bin\jqs.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\LightScribe\LSSrvc.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe -k imgsvc
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\Windows Live\WLIDSVC.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\system32\MsPMSPSv.exe
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Answer:Spam Email being sent from my Email Account

Hi,Welcome to Bleeping Computer. My name is m0le and I will be helping you with your log.Please subscribe to this topic, if you haven't already. Click the Watch This Topic button at the top on the right.

Please avoid installing/uninstalling or updating any programs and attempting any unsupervised fixes or scans. This can make helping you impossible.

Please reply to this post so I know you are there.The forum is busy and we need to have replies as soon as possible. If I haven't had a reply after 3 days I will bump the topic and if you do not reply by the following day after that then I will close the topic.Once I receive a reply then I will return with your first instructions.Thanks

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I have a 2007 Gateway Laptop with Microsoft Vista on it. I have a personal email account with Hotmail.com

This morning when I checked my email, there was several emails indicating a delivery failure. However an email advertising viagra from a canadian drugstore was sent using my account to several people on my contact list. I checked with them and they definitely got that email.

So I think I have some kind of virus or malware that is using my email account to send spam email to people on my contact list.

Can anybody help me with rooting this out?

Thank you.

John
 

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I keep getting spammed by my own email address, how do I stop that without loosing my email address? Thanks T1220

Answer:I have spam email sent from my email address

change your passwordSome HELP in posting on Computing.net plus free progs and instructions Cheers

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my email account is sending email to all of my contact with links that it contain virus and i dont know how to stop sending this email

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DDS (Ver_2011-08-26.01) - NTFSx86
Internet Explorer: 8.0.6001.19154
Run by Admin at 18:36:40 on 2011-10-20
Microsoft? Windows Vista? Home Premium 6.0.6002.2.1256.966.1033.18.2045.414 [GMT 3:00]
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AV: Kaspersky Anti-Virus *Enabled/Updated* {2EAA32A5-1EE1-1B22-95DA-337730C6E984}
SP: Kaspersky Anti-Virus *Enabled/Updated* {95CBD341-38DB-14AC-AF6A-08054B41A339}
SP: Windows Defender *Disabled/Updated* {D68DDC3A-831F-4fae-9E44-DA132C1ACF46}
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============== Running Processes ===============
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C:\Windows\system32\wininit.exe
C:\Windows\system32\lsm.exe
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k DcomLaunch
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k rpcss
C:\Windows\System32\svchost.exe -k LocalServiceNetworkRestricted
C:\Windows\System32\svchost.exe -k LocalSystemNetworkRestricted
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k netsvcs
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k GPSvcGroup
C:\Windows\system32\SLsvc.exe
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k LocalService
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k NetworkService
C:\Windows\system32\WLANExt.exe
C:\Windows\System32\spoolsv.exe
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k LocalServiceNoNetwork
C:\Windows\system32\aestsrv.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Apple\Mobile Device Support\AppleMobileDeviceService.exe
C:\Program Files\Bonjour\mDNSResponder.exe
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Answer:spam email from my email account

Hi,

If help still needed post fresh dds logs, please.

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No idea what they are on about, I do not have an Apple account. Posted it here in case it is a scam.
Dear Customer,
We need to ask you to complete a short and brief step to securing and validating your account information.
Click here to complete validation
Failure to complete our validation process will result in a suspension of your Apple ID.
We take every step needed to automatically validate our users, unfortunately in your case we were unable to. The process only takes a couple of minutes and will make sure there is no interruption to your account.
Wondering why you got this email?
This email was sent automatically during routine security checks. We are not completely satisfied with your account information and require you to update your account to continue using our services uninterrupted.
For more information, see our FAQ.
Thanks,
Apple Customer Service

Answer:Got this odd email today

It might have something to do with the breaches in security or 'hacking' [that was widely reported recently] in Apple's iCloud data storage systems.

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I have Windows XP -home edition and cable modem internet.
I use Internet explorer and firefox. I have tried several times today to log in to my yahoo email account and it will not open it.
I get to the log in page, which never seems to completely download--but I sign in anyway and keep getting "This page cannot be displayed" -- I have cleared my temp.internet files, and history , and deleted cookies also --and then restarted the computer, shut down completely and turned it on again . Nothing works. I called the guy who works on my computer and he couldn;t log on either. we both have the same hi speed internet company. -- Mediacom out of Effingham, IL.
So do you think the problem is our internet service or Yahoo? All other internet things work fine--my hotmail account is no problem or anything else. Just Yahoo mail.
 

Answer:can't log in to my Yahoo email today

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...about my copy of Vista ultimate for participating in the testing AND actually submitting some bugs. My copy of XP Pro I got the same way from way back then has served me well and will continue to for a long time I am sure....

"The Windows Product and Consumer Support teams would like to thank you for participating in the Windows Vista Consumer Assisted Support (Friends and Family) beta program. We're pleased to announce that we will be sending you one licensed 32-bit retail copy of Windows Vista Ultimate as a thank you for your participation in our program. This complimentary copy of Windows Vista may be installed on a 32-bit or 64-bit capable computer (x86/x64). At this time, we plan to send these out to participants in the February timeframe. We must wait until the product is available for purchase at retail establishments before shipping your copy so please continue to use and enjoy your existing version of Windows Vista until that time."
February, awesome, I can wait.....
 

Answer:W00T!!! Got my MS email today....

i got my copy of windows me, and xp the same way aswell.
 

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My inbox got hacked and everybody got an email with some bogus link. I called my provider and they gave me an 888 number to yahoo tech support. He asked to take over my computer to check some things out while I watched. He could tell I have a free version of AVG and at the end of the day I have 282 threats (tracking cookies) 0 registry and 0 memory issues. He wanted to sell me a 5 year subscription to AVG. I think this is all normal low level threats. I don?t think it?s worth it. I changed my password to a much better one besides I think I?m going to run Microsoft security essentials instead of AVG. As much as I appreciate his help I think it was all about the sale from the start. Just looking for other members experiences.

Answer:My email got hacked today

This is more common than you think. Your computer is clean. The only thing you have to do is change your e-mail password and move forward. Since you did that already, you're all set. I mean, Yahoo's e-mail servers were hacked. They didn't touch anyone's personal computers at all.

The same thing to my Comcast e-mail account. I use Outlook 2003, so the way I found out is like this: one day I was bored and I decided to see if I needed to clean up my Sent Items folder in Comcast's webmail. I logged in and well, lol, I had a ton of e-mails sent out from my account that I did not send - all of them were spam. So changed my password to something much stronger and it hasn't happened since.

So all they're doing is hacking the e-mail servers. This means they don't need to touch your personal computer. You see, by hacking the e-mail server, they get access to millions of e-mail accounts all at the same time without needing to access millions of personal computers.

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Hi guys! I got an email from "microsoft" today - emphasis on "microsoft" because I'm still deliberating if it is legit or not. First email a couple of hours ago is that someone tried to access my account and the second on is that someone successfully accessed my acount.

I know my password is secure and I haven't logged in to my account using any other computer but maybe - just maybe someone did. I tried clicking the link and it send to a somewhat legit microsoft page. Can anyone shed light into this? I attached snips of the email

Answer:Got an email from Microsoft today (somewhat urgent)

It's a scam. MS never email anybody for such thing.

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Is anyone else having probs getting their mail?

Answer:Probs with Tiscali email today?

I have been unable to get my mail on the website however it came through to Outlook express OK

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received an email today.

i did NOT open it. it had no sender name ,nor did it have a subject. (using a yahoo email account).

i'm assuming strongly its a virus email and will be deleting it away,without opening it.
does it sound like a virus email? if ur familar with yahoo mail,its very usual for a a email to arrive without a sender's name.
also, do i notifie yahoo at all?
thanks,sharky
 

Answer:received a suspecious email today

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This is what the email contained:HUGE VIRUS COMING ! PLEASE READ & FORWARD ! Hi All, I checked with Norton Anti-Virus, and they are gearing up for this virus! I checked Snopes, and it is for real. Get this E-mail message sent around to all your contacts ASAP.& nbsp;PLEASE FORWARD THIS WARNING AMONG YOUR FRIENDS, FAMILY AND CONTACTS! You should be alert during the next few days. Do not open any message with an attachment entitled 'POSTCARD FROM HALLMARK,'regardless of who sent it to you. It is a virus which opens A POSTCARD IMAGE, which 'burns' the whole hard disc C drive of your computer. This virus will be received from someone who has your e-mail address on his/her contact list. That is the reason why you need to send this e-mail to all your contacts. It is better to receive this message 25 times than to receive the virus and open it!If you receive a mail called' POSTCARD,' even if it is sent to you by a friend, do not open it! Shut down your computer immediately. This is the worst virus announced by CNN. It has been classified by Microsoft as the most destructive virus ever. This virus was discovered by McAfee yesterday, and there is no repair yet for this kind of virus. This virus simply destroys the Zero Sector of the Hard Disc, where the vital information is kept. COPY THIS E-MAIL, AND SEND IT TO YOUR FRIENDS. REMEMBER: IF YOU SEND IT TO THEM, YOU WILL BENEFIT ALL OF USWhat do you think?

Answer:Got an email today with new virus warning...

http://www.snopes.com/computer/virus/postcard.aspCheck near the bottom.

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I checked my sent files in Microsoft Oulook 2003 for messages sent today Oct 2,2006 and it said they were sent November 11, 2003. Anybody ever experience this or here of it?
How can I fix this. Mail I receive has correct time and date.
Thanks John
 

Answer:Email Sent Today Dates 2003

I would check both the bios settings and the clock settings for your machine, as that is where the email gets it's info from.

Unfortunately, I'm off to class, so hopefully, if that is not the case, someone else can assist. To boot into to bios, choose start > shut down > reboot option, then when the screen is black with white letters look carefully for something like 'press f10 to enter setup', or 'press del to enter setup'. Then press it. If you miss it, just hold the power button down and try again.

good luck, later, sorry I couldn't stick around.
 

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I have a situation where someone has 2 email addresses. One of them is now redundant and I have deleted it from the People section. However, when I am set to make a new email to that person and type the first letter of their name, in the pop up window (that you can click on) their old email address still appears.
How do I delete this from that list? Can find no way to do so.

Answer:Outlook Email - Deleting Wrong Email Entry when starting new email

In new email, start typing the address you want to remove. When you have enough characters for auto complete to show it (sometimes one letter is enough), use DOWN ARROW key on keyboard to select the address in question and press DEL key.

That's it.

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Go figure. I just recieved a used Latitude D600 (via ebay) with Microsoft's Outlook Today on it and can configure, test and recieve email but can't send any!! Under tools/options/mail setup/send and recieve, I find only one group to select and it has, when you try to edit it, only ONE folder to selct: INBOX!


Thats it, just inbox. there's no other selections or for that matter, any way I can see to add one say like fU%$35%!! OUTBOX!!!

Anyone got a clue on what I should do??
 

Answer:Outlook Today email: can recieve but not send....

Just FYI Microsoft Outlook is a E-mail application and Outlook Today is a web like page of displaying information such as notes, appointments, etc;

If you got it from eBay, I must ask, did you reconfigure Outlook for your e-mail account?

If so, double check the "Outgoing Mail Server" and verify it's the correct server. If this doesn't work, default your ports on the outgoing server.

You may also need to check under More Settings "Outgoing server requires SMTP authentication".
 

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H i, ya all, i,m new here, so please be patient with me and TY for this site! I,ve never had this prob before, but i see my avg, little box, says email scanner component not active.I tried to redo the update and it sayss the same thing.Does this have to do with yahoo at all or avg?I noticed yahoo had diff lookin home page this afternoon, but i dont think this should matter really, but i dont know.I dont like it sayin the email scanner not active.. uh oh .lol..TY for any help, what i can do, i even rebooted comp, and still has that little warning logo up top. ok tx again!!!
 

Answer:Avg updated today and now says email scanner not activated?

If AVG's not working properly, you could try uninstalling it with the AVG Remover and reinstalling it.
 

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Question: Email spam

Hi everyone, apologies if I'm posting the wrong info, but I'm new to this forum.

I keep getting popup messages from my Avast scanner saying "There are too many identical e-mails in appointed time" with additional info about each email such as:
Sender: "[email protected]" <[email protected]>
Recipient: "marpar81" <[email protected]>
Subject: bUY NOW vIAGRA cIALISThere are too many identical e-mails in appointed time

It happened seemingly suddenly. I just booted up my computer in the morning and straight away it started happening!

Thanks in advance

EDIT: Sorry, didn't read the forum guide. I'm downloading recommended software now.
DDS (Ver_10-11-10.01) - NTFSx86
Run by Sarah at 11:19:37.20 on 13/11/2010
Internet Explorer: 6.0.2900.5512 BrowserJavaVersion: 1.6.0_16
Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition 5.1.2600.3.1252.1.1033.18.1015.340 [GMT 8:00]

AV: My Security Shield *On-access scanning enabled* (Updated) post:20342734
AV: avast! antivirus 4.8.1368 [VPS 101024-1] *On-access scanning enabled* (Outdated) post:20342733
FW: My Security Shield *enabled* post:20342732

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C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost -k DcomLaunch
svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe -k netsvcs
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Answer:Email spam

Hello , And to the Bleeping Computer Malware Removal Forum. My name is Elise and I'll be glad to help you with your computer problems.I will be working on your malware issues, this may or may not solve other issues you may have with your machine.Please note that whatever repairs we make, are for fixing your computer problems only and by no means should be used on another computer.The cleaning process is not instant. Logs can take some time to research, so please be patient with me. I know that you need your computer working as quickly as possible, and I will work hard to help see that happen. Please reply using the Add/Reply button in the lower right hand corner of your screen. Do not start a new topic. The logs that you post should be pasted directly into the reply. Only attach them if requested or if they do not fit into the post.Unfortunately, if I do not hear back from you within 5 days, I will be forced to close your topic. If you still need help after I have closed your topic, send me or a moderator a personal message with the address of the thread or feel free to create a new one.You may want to keep the link to this topic in your favorites. Alternatively, you can click the button at the top bar of this topic and Track this Topic, where you can choose email notifications. The topics you are tracking are shown here.-----------------------------------------------------------If you have since resolved the original problem you were having, we would appreciate you... Read more

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Apparently, my gmail account is sending out spam - a friend alerted me to getting weird messages from me and, checking my gmail spam folder, I have a handful of Delivery Failure notifications. Message consists only of a weird link.

My Father's email appears to be doing the same thing and, unfortunately, I logged onto my email on his machine a few days ago, which it appears is when mine started. Thoughts/how to proceed?

Just changed my gmail password. Ran Malwarebytes, spybot, MSE on his machine and took a look at the hijack this log, nothing suspicious.
 

Answer:Email Spam

Are any computers with e-mail clients, or any smart phones...setup on it? Or do you check it from just this computer, via a browser?
 

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Hi!

I need my school tech guys to eliminate my school email. The problem is that because of school policies they will only do that if my email somehow starts spamming to other school emails. How can I massively spam them?

Thanks.

NFL
 

Answer:Spam from your own email

we do not help with that information here
post closed
 

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my email is constantly spamming all of my contacts. can't seem to clean up
I would like to keep the email address. any help is appreicated kr

does anyone have any new ideas, all attempts at av scans do not seem to work.

Answer:email spam

Hello and to BleepingComputer.Let's see what we're dealing with here.Please download RKill by Grinler from one of the 4 links below and save it to your desktop.Link 1Link 2Link 3Link 4Before we begin, you should disable any anti-malware software you have installed so it does not interfere with RKill running. This is because some anti-malware software mistakenly detects RKill as malicious. Please refer to this page if you are not sure how to disable your security software.Double-click on Rkill on your desktop to run it. (If you are using Windows Vista, please right-click on it and select Run As Administrator)A black screen will appear and then disappear. Please do not worry, that is normal. This means that the tool has been successfully executed. If nothing happens or if the tool does not run, please let me know in your next reply***************************************************Please download Malwarebytes Anti-Malware and save it to your desktop.alternate download linkIMPORTANT!!! - when you save the file, rename it to something random, such as bubbles.exe This must be done before beginning the download!MBAM may "make changes to your registry" as part of its disinfection routine. If using other security programs that detect registry changes (ie Spybot's Teatimer), they may interfere or alert you. Temporarily disable such programs or permit them to allow the changes.Make sure you are connected to the Internet.Double-click on mba... Read more

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As of yesterday all of my contacts were sent an email supposedly by me from my msn.com email address. It sent out another one today. I have run Avira, Malwarebytes and Superantispyware and nothing has been found. I am using windows live mail. Help please.
 

Answer:Email Spam

E-mail Spoofing

E-mail Spoofing

How do Spammers Harvest Email Addresses

Seems like you volunteered to receive spam?
 

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I am using AVG 7.5 and was getting fed up with the spam in Outlook Express so downloaded Spamkiller from McAfee. It works pretty well except I keep receiving 2 of every email, which means I have to delete 50% by hand. Just as annoying as Spam. McAfee are sooo slooow at replying. Can anyone help. Ta

Answer:Email & Spam

Try this instead click here

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Question: Email Spam

I'm using Outlook Express and all my email Subjects are being tagged withy [SPAM]

Sample:
[SPAM] RE: August Statement
 

Answer:Email Spam

Does anyone know how to redemy this problem?
 

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I am using winmail suppied by msn and am being bombarded with spam from 8am to 12 pm today I had close to 150.

Using winmails blocking is futile. Is anyelse having this problem and if so are you able to stop the junk mail.

Thanks
 

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How do I stop spam email from being sent from my email address?
 

Answer:spam email

You can create a a list of email addresses to block on top of most email providers built-in spam filters.

Other than, there isn't anything you can do to prevent getting spam. It's just one of those things that come with having an email account.
 

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Question: Spam Email

Hey guys. I've got an old hotmail account I used to use years ago. There are a few people who are getting spam from that account. Some spam server is putting my my hotmail address in the "From" section on the email. Even if I cancel my hotmail account, these emails will not stop. Any idea on how to make these stop?
 

Answer:Spam Email

Not much you can do about a joe job unless you can determine the originating ISP and take it up with them.
 

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I hope this is the correct place to post this. Anyways, I've been getting Spam in my email from Misty wanting me to see her webcam as well as Candy wanting me to see her pictures, you get the idea...pornography in my email. This hasn't happend in the two and a half years I've had this email account and started just the other day. I've also been getting blank emails or from people I have no idea who they are with weird messages. I ran Ad-Aware, CWShredder, and the About Host deleting program, as well as Spybot and everything is fine. Also ran an Anti-Virus the other day as I had a trojan, but it is gone now. Still getting spam and an occaisonal pop-up. Any thoughts or suggestions would be appreciated. Thanks.
 

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Hi
Obviously most people get spam and Im no different, but lately Im getting 5 or 6 a day from the same source, re trading in gold, from a Chris Michael Edwards. I know I probably signed up for something (or maybe I didnt!) but theres no link in the email to unsubscribe so I cant get rid of it. I mark it as spam but it still comes to my inbox.
Any ideas? Thanks!
h

Answer:Help get rid of spam email

hawthorn59, suggest you login onto your Web email server and mark the emails as spam there. If you tell us the part of the email after the @ we can help you with the webmail settings so that most spam emails do not get downloaded to your pc.

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Running Windows 8 and Thunderbird.  Recently had a marked increase in spam email.  Have superantispyware installed and avast.  My isp said bounce back indicated my pc was infected.  I ran superantispyware, adaware, malawarebytes and a few others and got rid of some stuff, among others sefnit.  I reset thunderbird's junk learning and spam reduced to 1 or 2 that were automatically junked.  However, it has increased again almost to previous levels.  Superantispyware detected sefnit but after removing it appeared again, ran malawarebytes and that appeared to get rid of it.  What else can I do?  Thanks.

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G'day Thomas,
 
are you infected ?....in a word, I would say Yes.
 
http://www.theregister.co.uk/2014/04/29/researchers_warn_of_resurgent_sefnit_malware/
 
https://www.facebook.com/notes/protect-the-graph/sefnit-is-back/1448087102098103
 
http://www.microsoft.com/security/portal/threat/encyclopedia/entry.aspx?Name=Trojan%3AWin32%2FSefnit.BW#tab=2
 
 
I think the wisest course of action is to go to our MRL area and allow the Experts there to handle this.
.
 
 
 
Please follow the instructions in the Preparation Guide For Requesting Help  starting at Step #6.
 
When you have done that, start a new topic and post the required logs to  Virus, Trojan, Spyware, and Malware Removal Logs   forum, NOT here, for assistance by the Malware Response Team Experts.
NOTE :If you are unable to complete any step, please just post the topic and leave a good description of your problems
Best of Luck !
 
 
Please be patient. It may take a while to get a response because the MRT Team members are EXTREMELY busy working logs posted before yours. They are volunteers who will help you out as soon as possible. Once you have made your post and are waiting, please DO NOT make another reply until it has been responded to by a member of the MRT Team. Generally the staff checks the forum for postings that have 0 replies as this makes it easier for them to identify those who have not been helped. If you post another response ther... Read more

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I have a hotmail account which is receiving some spam email offers, maybe 30 a month, can I prevent these ? I dont want to close the account & loose the email address, Thanx .

Answer:spam email

just mark them as unsafe and they should go to the junk folder

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How the heck do I get rid of this stuff? I use Outlook and have the Rules turned on, and it does put most (but not all!!!) of the junk into the "trash" folder, but is there a way to stop it?

I also get mail that says its an "opt-in" mailing. Well, i did not opt in to anything! Whenever I sign up for a site and it asks me to check whether I want to receive mailings from their "partners" I always leave it blank. If I respond to an "opt-in" mailing to be removed will that be as bad as responding to a spam?

I have seen a few that I also think are highly illegal. Like one where you can "buy" a "universal drivers license" that is good in all countries. But i really don't want to spend hours tracking down the domain #s and writing to them.

I'm just sick of email ads.
 

Answer:Spam & Email Ads

Some ideas.

http://forums.techguy.org/showthread.php?s=&threadid=60071&highlight=spam

http://forums.techguy.org/showthread.php?s=&threadid=60333&highlight=spam

http://forums.techguy.org/showthread.php?s=&threadid=56551&highlight=spam

http://www.consultwebs.com/spamtips.htm
 

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My email has been taken over and is sending unwanted messages to everybody I have ever known. HOW do I clean this up?
Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version 1.0.0.1
OS Version: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium , 64 bit
Processor: Intel(R) Core(TM) i5 CPU M 450 @ 2.40GHz, Intel64 Family 6 Model 37 Stepping 5
Processor Count: 4
RAM: 7988 Mb
Graphics Card: Intel(R) HD Graphics, -325 Mb
Hard Drives: C: Total - 595377 MB, Free - 457689 MB;
Motherboard: Dell Inc., 08VFX1, A11, .78R3SN1.CN486430AP9919.
Antivirus: Internet Security Anti-Virus, Updated and Enabled

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.4
Scan saved at 3:08:19 PM, on 7/3/2011
Platform: Windows 7 (WinNT 6.00.3504)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v8.00 (8.00.7600.16800)
Boot mode: Normal
Running processes:
C:\Program Files (x86)\PC Tools Security\pctsGui.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\Google\GoogleToolbarNotifier\GoogleToolbarNotifier.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\Evernote\Evernote\EvernoteClipper.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\Roxio\Roxio Burn\RoxioBurnLauncher.exe
C:\Users\Tay\AppData\Local\Google\Update\1.3.21.57\GoogleCrashHandler.exe
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C:\Program Files (x86)\Common Files\AOL\1288311744\ee\aolsoftware.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\CyberLink\PowerDVD DX\PDVDDXSrv.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\iTunes\iTunesHelper.exe
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Question: spam email

I am on NTL world and outlook expressIs there a simple way to block one spam email?

Answer:spam email

i would suggest getting mailwasher from the d/load section of this site.johnny.

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Hi Iam just trying to find out how people feel about email spam , do you suffer with it? do you run a business and realise that your staff are wasting an hour a day going through emails to find the real emails. or are you a concerned parent who is sick of seing viagra in email to thier children or does it not bother you at all ? Many Thanks

Answer:Email Spam

Is this a passing interest or are you conducting a survey for someone, safe-email?

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i've been advised to start using a mozill add-on as an alternative email account:

https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/162019/

firstly, is it legitimate and secondly, will it be useful?
 

Answer:spam email

I much prefer to use a remmington 12 gauge.
 

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This morning I looked at my email and in my junk is a spam email that says it's from my email address and to my email address. Even looking at the message source it only gives my email. Only thing, aside from knowing I didn't send it obviously, is that the IP address appears to be someone in Tanzania (lbased on a quick search) and I'm in the UK.
 
It's the second email I've had like this, but the first was months ago now.
 
Is there anyway I can stop these messages?
 
Thanks.

Answer:Spam email from myself

Which email application do you use ??

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This is just something I'd like to understand... unless it involves a really long answer that's not worth anyone's time.

How is it that I receive email which isn't addressed to me?

I get a fair amount of spam but it's not too bad, OH gets a lot more. When we look at the message source, we see the recipients listed and all the addresses after the @ are our ISP, but none of the names before the @ include the account names we use... well, sometimes they do, but far more don't.

So how is it that these are ever delivered into our inbox in the first place, when there isn't an address match? After all, if any of us sends a legit email to someone, and the address is no longer valid, it bounces.

I've never understood this... and I hate not understanding why things happen!
 

Answer:About spam email...

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Question: Email Spam

Hello,
I use a Hotmail email address and I have my "Junk Mail Filter" set to "Exclusive" so that the only emails that arrive in my inbox are from addresses that are in my address book. But I keep getting this one particular email and I can not block it.
The email comes as "[email protected]". I also have my email setup to show "Full message headers". When I look at the email header it says that it is from my email address. When I try to block it I get an error message that says "It is illegal to block your email address". And therefore it does not block it. I went into my email options and clicked on "Block Senders" and added "[email protected]" to the list but the emails still get through. Also, when I forward any email to friends I can see my address in my favorites list, but when I look in my address book I do not see my address, is that normal?
I've forwarded the emails from "[email protected]" to "[email protected]" but I still keep getting this email. Again, the email in question appears to be coming from the same email address that is recieving it. Can someone help me figure this out please? Thanks in advance!

Answer:Email Spam

Hi racingfan,Try to block all mail coming from a specific domain in Hotmail: Go to Options. Select Junk E-Mail Protection. Follow the Block Senders link. Type the the domain name you want to block in the input field. Select Add.If you enter "viagra.com", for example, all mail from [email protected], [email protected] and so on will be blocked from your Hotmail Inbox. Hotmail Tips for Filtering, Dealing with and Preventing Spam.

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I actually don't check my spam folder (Gmail) very often, I sometimes forget about it. I looked inside tonight and I cannot believe the amount of websites that know my name and my email address. Where and how are these spam sites obtaining my personal details. Maybe I need monitor and take this folder more seriously?

Answer:Where does spam email come from?

Hi Kol12

It comes from everywhere. You leave your email on a site, the site is compromised, details are stolen. Basically it happens every day. LinkedIn, Target, Home Depot, Yahoo they've all been broken into. Email address are then sold. Yahoo had 500 million accounts compromise and they stole address books from every account. Almost guarantee you have a friend with a Yahoo account.

Next every site you use should have a privacy policy. Most of us don't read but should. These policies state how your personal data will be used, if it can be sold, if it is supplied to business partners etc.

Finally email traverses the Web in clear text. That is why you never put personal information within eg., driver licenses, governement id numbers in mail.

I tell my students check spam / junk every day, nice short list, and use the empty folder function to clear. I say check every day as every once in a while a real email gets sorted there.
Ken

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I am being overwhelmed by email spam that is not being picked up by my email provider. Even though I can block a spam, it still shows up on my deleted box, plus the sender of the spams can vary the spam 100,000 times and still sneak them through. Those items that my provider picks up and blocks are stored at the rate of 250 emails per day in my account and it is a royal pain going through it daily to find what I want and don't want.
This is my business account and my question is what is the best email spam control that I can get that is not overly techincal and allows me to screen and save those email that I want to keep. Changing my email is not an option.
John
 

Answer:email Spam

Hi,

You mention it is a business account, what type of Spam filter do they have? In house or outsourced?

Personaly I think Baracuda and Websense provide the best spam solutions.

Thanks,
Danny
 

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Question: Spam email.

Hi everyone,I have recently started to receive numourous emails into one of my email accounts.These emails mostly refer to Share trading and the like and others would appear to be from Mail delivery services informing me that the mail which I sent to ***** could not be delivered for a variety of reasons such as the mail address does not exist or the mail is suspected spam etc.I remember some time ago there was a Trojan or something that was using mail addresses from Contact lists to send out mails referring to Shares so I suspect my problem is something to do with this.I have checked my Mail Outbox and none of these email are listed as having been sent from my account. I have also run Norton system tools and Microsoft Defender which are both up to date and they are not showing any problems with my PC.Is it possible that my email address has been highjacked and these messages are being sent from someone elses PC unknown to them?Any help on this would be appreaciated as I'm receiving up to 30 messages a day and starting to get very frustrated.Prism

Answer:Spam email.

click hereYou've previously posted this question and received replies

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there are links or attachments that lead to infected sites.

many emails have been sent.

the ISP informed me.

i ran many anti-virus, anti-spyware and an anti-rootkit program. i changed my password 4 times to no avail.

I clicked on the headers and blocked the addresses of the email's that the spam came from. it still comes. the addresses that the spam emails comes from, changes. the IP's come from my ISP or the middle of a sea.

i ran something like your SysInfo utility on another site. they found nothing. is there a freeware that blocks incoming emails to my ISP email. it is sending 70 spam emails a day through my computer.

thanks in advance.
 

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Spam was sent from my email today. What should I do about this?
 

Answer:Spam sent from my email

Maybe your computer is infected some way or another and those people have your email or something and is sending out spam that way. So I suggest doing the Read and Run sticky http://forums.majorgeeks.com/showthread.php?t=35407 and post all logs in that Malware Forum to get cleaned up.
 

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Hello
Our home computer keeps on getting massive amounts of spam on Outlook Express.
Is there anyway to stop reciving spam? Most of the email are ones that look like they come from friends (not actuall people we know but they have names like 'Average Joe and John Smith". Some other spam we get is from the 'Vigria store'? we get about 5 of em a day! we also get annoying porno ones but every single spam has a .exe atachment!
Is there anyway to stop reciving spam? Its sooooo annoying! Or once they get your email adress is it game over?
Thanks, Raggstar
 

Answer:Spam Email 15 a Day Please Help!

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How do I stop the spams in my email?
 

Answer:Email Spam

you will need a spam blocker try download.com, type block spam,then go to filter and scroll to free programmes
 

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Question: email/spam

Email/spam, how do you guys run your mail to avoid spam:confused anyone out there heard of "Ironclad"
 

Answer:email/spam

Sorry folks that should be Ironport not Ironclad :-o
I'm not spamming honest
 

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Question: Email Spam help

last week my yahoo email address was sending spam to my contacts, when i checked my sent box the email isn't there, i followed yahoo mail advice and changed password and account details , checked address book etc. , thought the problem was solved.
however today i received emails ( from :[email protected] ) again my sent box does not show my account sending any emails ?
is my account 'still' hacked ? if so why isn't the sent emails in my sent box ?
or if my account is spoofed, then why am i getting undelivered emails errors?

Answer:Email Spam help

This is a Duplicate Thread. Other one with replies is click here

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Question: Email Spam

I have noticed my computer slowing down and relised the virus scan was scanning out going email without me noticing. i didnt have email to send, it was when i disconnected the internet that a msg came up saying that a list of email cudnt be sent, and there subject was of spam mail content. so i tried updating my norton anti virus and scaning the computer, also used ad-aware and spybot but am not sure if the problem is fixed cause i got an email from my isp saying that it haws come to there antenion that my email address was sending spam.any ideas what i can do?thanks

Answer:Email Spam

Try an online scan: click hereDo you use a firewall? If so, look at its logs for info as to what traffic there is. If not, get one - eg sygate personal.

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I have been getting email return notifications on spam from my contact list. I have XP and using hotmail.

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I sometimes receive SPAM emails From: my own email address To: my own email address. I am using MS Outlook. How can I stop this please?

Answer:email SPAM

You can't. It's still spam.Use click here

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Hi,

I keep getting these spam emails from random valid email addresses telling me I have X amount of dollars waiting for me in a online casino. Every time i delete and block the emails address i get another from another email address generated. Its obviously spyware, I have run AVG and spybot and it hasnt fixed the problem. I cant adjust my spam filters cause sometimes theres important emails which get IDd as SPAM by accident. Is there anyway to fix this?

Answer:Email SPAM

These spam emails are designed to get around your spam filter by changing sender addys with each sending. Have you gotten one from yourself yet. I have. Any email address can be add as sender to any email. Thus, there is really nothing you can do about it. No it's probably not spyware, just the way spammers operate. Don't know what email client you are using, but most have some way of making rules to send things to junk folder. Maybe something like 'any email containing casino in the subject'. Still a good idea to look through that folder for anything you need.

Gary

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My mom has a lot of spam email what is the best way for her to remove all the spam forever ?
 

Answer:Best way to get rid of Spam email

1) The "Unsubscribe" method: Some emails have an "Unsubscribe" button at the button that makes them stop sending emails. For example, If you've signed up for a newsletter, you could make them stop sending emails by clicking "Unsubscribe"

2) The "Malware cleaning" method: I remember once when my laptop used to be infected with malware. Such malware compsomised my email by sending spam to my contacts as well as to myself. To fix this, you must run an Antivirus solution (Free or paid depending on your preference) which is up-to-date alongside a few second-opinion scanners such as HitmanPro, MalwareBytes Anti-Malware & Emsisoft Emergency Kit.

3) The "New email" method: If none of the two solutions stated above work, the second-to-last option would be to create a new email. As far as my personal preference goes, I prefer using Gmail as opposed to Yahoo, Hotmail ans so on. In my case for my mother, I created two Gmail accounts: One for personal interactions with friends, one for business purposes & one in which she receives new newsletters, horoscopes etc.

4) The "Reformat" method: If none of the above solutions work, your best option would be to do a clean install if Windows. This was the solution that worked in my base a few years ago when I was receiving and sending spam emails.

Hope I was of use!
 

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Question: Spam email

Keep getting bombarded with postmaster @onyx. emails that are now really annoying are they spoof or even more sinister has anyone had the same experience ? Would really be indebted to you if you could help solve this problem. It seems to appear shortly after i have sent email's.
Thanks emos
 

Answer:Spam email

There are literally Tons of Spam Filters out there free for use.
I prefer G-Locks "Spam Combat".
Even though I'm using the unregistered version, I still get updates when they're available and have use of all the filters they offer in this program.
And I really like the way you can Browse or screen your isp's mail server to see what's in there before receiving any of it. I disabled the "check for new mail" option in Outlook Express and only receive when I delete all the crap off of ther mail server.
Do a Google for G-Lock software if you like.
 

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Question: Email spam

I know this is rather basic. It is something I have left alone for a long time and now think I ought to see if there is anything I can do about it. I have two email programs both of which I have used for quite a long time. One, Outlook, has never had any spam mail. The other, Thunderbird, gets 30 to 40 spam mails each day. Because of this I have been gradually switching over to Outlook, although I prefer the functionality of Thunderbird. Why are they so different? I have not to my knowledge done anything different, although the addresses are different.  Is there anything I can do to cut down the spam received by Thunderbird?  Of course I delete all the spam, it is a daily ritual and I never open or reply to them. Very rarely I am caught out. Quite a lot of the spam appears to be scams or worse. Thunderbird helpfully tags almost all the spam with 'Bulk'.

Answer:Email spam

I've been using Thunderbird for some time now, and like you, I was deleting spam every day.   Finally, because Thunderbird JunkFolder-parks emails Marked As Junk -- at least once for every original sender, I click Mark and then [Mark] as Junk.  It's a never-ending process, I have 150+ rules "marked as Junk."  While the spam still exists on the AT&T email server, again: Thunderbird JunkFolder-parks Marked As Junk.  Received a lot less spam this year -- why?  I dunno.

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I received the following email to the email account that I now only use for PayPal and do not recognise any of it.
You sent a payment of 42.98 GBP to Skype ([email protected])

Merchant
Skype
[email protected]
Instructions to merchant
You haven't entered any instructions.
Shipping address - Unconfirmed
United Kingdom
Postage details
The seller hasn’t provided any postage details yet.
Description Unit price Qty Amount
Online Number, 3 month subscription
42.98 GBP 1 42.98 GBP
Subtotal 42.98 GBP
Total 42.98 GBP
If you haven't authorized this charge, open a dispute at:
click here checked my PayPal account and this transaction is not mentioned.Could this be a spam mail.I have never paid for Skype.Anyone any ideas
Have

Answer:Is this a spam email

Just looked again and clicked on this link only for Bullguard to say this site has been blocked.
click here you haven't authorized this charge, open a dispute at:
click here
If

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Question: spam email

I am getting spam that looks like it coming from my email address.

When I use block sender on outlook express it looks like I am blocking all emails from from me to myself ?

Is this really true, am I blocking myself ?

Thanks

Answer:spam email

1) Someone may be spoofing your email address. Spammers like to do this-use someone else's address to make look like you sent the spam. Nothing you can do about it-just wait it out. They never use a email address for very long.

2) Your system could be infected. Scan with your antivirus, then with malware scanners.
Malwarebytes and Superantispyware are 2 good ones to use.

3) One of your contacts may be infected and not know it.

4) The only way to find out if you block yourself: Open up OE, and send yourself a message. If you have the rule set up to send the message to Deleted or other folder, check to see if the message is there.

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Question: email spam?

Every day my email gets flooded with all kinds of crap for some nasty stuff. All of them have the same uk.geocities web address, I've let people log on and use my comp before. And now I'm just getting flooded with this junk. Is there anything I can do to remove all this and stop it from happening?????? Plz help
 

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Question: Spam Email

Hi,

I get a load of crap mail advertising Viagra etc but I cannot get rid of it!! It is becoming really frustrating as I get 10 or more a day.

I have Norton 2007 installed as my security.

Please help!!
 

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I am getting bombarded with spam, receiving around 85 per day. Problem is there are some genuine emails within this number that I want! so I can't just delete the lot. Most of them are either porn, viagra or on line pharmacy. Any suggestions?

Answer:Spam email

click here Used by quite a few on here, also some ISP's 'BT Openworld/Yahoo!' for instance give a free Spam blocking service that for me has been faultless.

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somthing is sending spam through using my email and through my email.

Answer:spam through my email

Not enough information. Without any more details the only things I can suggest are:Run your Antivirus and download > install > update > Run "MalwareBytes" (free version). See if they find anything.Search for your email address in Google. If it finds it you will need to change your email address, then never put your email adress on the Internet again (Spammers Engines find it).If the above do not help, contact your server for assistance.Google is NOT the only Search Engine!

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Sometimes I can log on to facebook, email and netbank on my own computer but cant on anybody elses. Other times I cant even on my own. I get an incorrect password message each time. I change the password and it happens again the next day.

Answer:I can never log into my email,facebook .

Do you use your caps lock key a lot? The authentication for these systems are done at their sites and being that these are complete different systems it has nothing to do with the computer. It is something you are doing.

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Question: Facebook and email

I need some help in this
cause it got really annoying
I once connected my facebook to my email and it got really annoying cause my mail gets more than 100 emails i just need some directions on how to stop this and just get the important messages
can anybody help?? am getting the messages on gmail and thanks you a lot
 

Answer:Facebook and email

Hi,
I think this might help? If I've understood correctly what you hope to do ... it says gmail, but the instructions look generic.

http://modernhackerss.blogspot.co.uk/2013/03/how-to-unlink-facebook-from-gmail.html

Richard
 

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I can no long send or receive emails on lumia 920; I can receive and send from my desktop. Any help would be greatly appreciated!

Answer:yahoo email stopped working today on My Lumia 920

Open a web browser and log into your Yahoo account. Go to security section. See if "ALLOW LESS SECURE APP" option is enabled. If not, enable it.
If it's already enabled. You'll probably need to create an app specific password. While you're at it, enable 2-Factor authentication if you haven't done so already.
Cheers.

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I was notified by a couple of friends that some spam email was sent out from my account about 10 days ago.  I followed the instructions I found on this website, changing password etc., running malwarebytes and I thought it was under control.  This morning I received about 7 "email failure notices" stating "Error code 475: Suspicious activity was detected on your account."  I will attach the recquired log below.  Hopefully this can get resolved.  Thank you.
 
 
DDS (Ver_2012-11-20.01) - NTFS_AMD64
Internet Explorer: 11.0.9600.16518
Run by Donald at 8:56:09 on 2014-02-20
#Option Extended Search is enabled.
#Option Whitelisting is disabled.
Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium   6.1.7601.1.1252.1.1033.18.6051.3438 [GMT -5:00]
.
AV: Norton Internet Security *Enabled/Updated* {63DF5164-9100-186D-2187-8DC619EFD8BF}
SP: Windows Defender *Disabled/Updated* {D68DDC3A-831F-4fae-9E44-DA132C1ACF46}
SP: Norton Internet Security *Enabled/Updated* {D8BEB080-B73A-17E3-1B37-B6B462689202}
FW: Norton Internet Security *Enabled* {5BE4D041-DB6F-1935-0AD8-24F3E73C9FC4}
.
============== Running Processes ===============
.
C:\Windows\system32\lsm.exe
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k DcomLaunch
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k RPCSS
C:\Windows\System32\svchost.exe -k LocalServiceNetworkRestricted
C:\Windows\System32\svchost.exe -k LocalSystemNetworkRestricted
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k LocalService
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k netsvcs
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Answer:Spam email being sent out from my account

Hello, Welcome to BleepingComputer.I'm nasdaq and will be helping you.If you can please print this topic it will make it easier for you to follow the instructions and complete all of the necessary steps in the order listed.===Please download AdwCleaner by Xplode onto your Desktop.Close all open programs and internet browsers.Double click on AdwCleaner.exe to run the tool.Click the Scan button and wait for the process to complete.Click the Report button and the report will open in Notepad.IMPORTANTIf you click the Clean button all items listed in the report will be removed.If you find some false positive items or programs that you wish to keep, Close the AdwCleaner windows.Close all open programs and internet browsers.Double click on AdwCleaner.exe to run the tool.Click the Scan button and wait for the process to complete.Check off the element(s) you wish to keep.Click on the Clean button follow the prompts.A log file will automatically open after the scan has finished.Please post the content of that log file with your next answer.You can find the log file at C:\AdwCleaner[Sn].txt (n is a number). Please downloadJunkware Removal Tool to your Desktop.Please close your security software to avoid potential conflicts.Run the tool by double-clicking it. If you are using Windows Vista or 7, right-mouse click it and select Run as administrator.The tool will open and start scanning your system.Please be patient as this can take a while to complete, depending on your system's specifica... Read more

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Spam is somehow being sent which displays my email address. I know this because:
a) I have had messages returned as undeliverable to addresses I hadn't sent email to.
b) I received a spam message from myself (!)

My OS is XP. I have service pack 2. I run AVG regularly and ad aware and spybot every once in a while. BTW, I'm computer literate, but I don't speak geek, so don't get too technical with me please :)


I contacted my internet service provider after messages I sent to hotmail addresses returned saying, "Reasons for rejection may be related to contect with spam-like characteristics or IP/Domain reputation problems." It turns out that hotmail has blocked all messages from my internet service providers (the biggest, or one of the biggest in my country). This makes me thing that maybe they are infected somehow.

I have changed my internet password and started scanning for threats. The norton online virus scan worked, (showing I had 2 problems, trojan.wimad and adware.memory meter) but the security scan wouldn't run. Also my ad aware shut down mid scan. I ran an ewido online scan. I found a bunch of adware and one trojan. I googled to find out what the trojan was and found that it could be a false positive and erases it could screw up the computer. I erased the adware and left the trojan. I read more on your site and I hope this wasn't a mistake. BTW, not posting on any other site.

5 steps:

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Answer:Spam sent from my email address

Bump, please.

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Hi guys...don't know if this is the right place fir this but how can I sgtop all the unsolictored emails from all these payday loan offers I must get at least 20 a day they fill my inbox and even using the unsubscribe link doesn;t work it just comes back as undeliverable with messgae This message was created automatically by mail delivery software.
I am going crazy have tried using my mail blocker but nothing works.
Any help would be much appreciated.
Cheers
Wendy
 

Answer:how to stop spam email

Hi Wendy

Not easy to stop the spam I'm afraid, never click those unsubcribe links as while this one seems to not have worked if the unsubscribe email or you goto a webpage they are just ways to actually tell the spammers that the email they guessed on is actually a live working one so that will get sold on to other spammers.

What mail blocker are you using, plus what email application? what I tend to do is to in Windows Live Mail as I use that one as well as Outlook 2007, is to in WinLiveMail to right click and add sender to blocked senders list, as well as use the titles they send these emails with to a Rule, rules are if you dont know ways to monitor emails and senders and do specific tasks with those emails like forward, delete, auto reply and in the spam case delete.

Mailwasher Free is ok, only monitors one email address, but works fine to monitor your emails, just dont set it to bounce emails back as that is as I mentioned above a way for spammers to know an email address is live and working.
 

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Question: Image Spam Email

Hi - I'm not sure where to post this question. I'm hoping someone here can tell me how to block the image spam email I have been receiving. Is there any software (shareware/freeware) that can handle this problem? Thanks!
 

Answer:Image Spam Email

You can go to this page:
http://www.majorgeeks.com/page.php?id=20

and look at the email washers ....( I use mailwasher ...but it only works with one mail service).
 

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Question: Email virus spam?

I have been receiving spam regarding two companies lately (iKarma & Pangchuan). I'm averaging six per day - after nearly three years of never having any Spam (pretty good filtering, eh). The email arrives from different domains and email addresses each time as a .gif file, making it difficult to block. I ran the scans on the READ ME FIRST malware section and have attached the documents requested. Please check to see if there are any problems. I noticed a suspicious file called kill2me.exe when i ran the panda scan.

Thanks in advance!

JAFO
 

Answer:Email virus spam?

JAFO said:



I noticed a suspicious file called kill2me.exe when i ran the panda scan.Click to expand...

Disregard this part - I was in a hurry when I typed it and forgot I downloaded it as part of the programs I was supposed to download.

JAFO
 

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First off I would like to say hello to anyone and everyone that may be able to assist me. I appreciate any help. A friend told me to check out hijack this and then hjt directed me here. So here goes, as stated above I am receiving spam from my own email address. I ran a log file and here it is:Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2Scan saved at 10:23:31 PM, on 2/21/2008Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.6000.16608)Boot mode: NormalRunning processes:C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exeC:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exeC:\Program Files\Lavasoft\Ad-Aware 2007\aawservice.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exeC:\Program Files\Common Files\Apple\Mobile Device Support\bin\AppleMobileDeviceService.exeC:\WINDOWS\eHome\ehRecvr.exeC:\WINDOWS\eHome\ehSched.exeC:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\VS7DEBUG\MDM.EXEC:\PROGRA~1\TRENDM~1\INTERN~1\PcCtlCom.exeC:\WINDOWS\ehome\RMSvc.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exeC:\PROGRA~1\TRENDM~1\INTERN~1\Tmntsrv.exeC:\PROGRA~1\TRENDM~1\INTERN~1\TmPfw.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\dllhost... Read more

Answer:Spam From Own Email Address

Here is the start up list also.StartupList report, 2/21/2008, 10:42:26 PMStartupList version: 1.52.2Started from : C:\Program Files\Trend Micro\HijackThis\HijackThis.EXEDetected: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)Detected: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.6000.16608)* Using default options==================================================Running processes:C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exeC:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exeC:\Program Files\Lavasoft\Ad-Aware 2007\aawservice.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exeC:\Program Files\Common Files\Apple\Mobile Device Support\bin\AppleMobileDeviceService.exeC:\WINDOWS\eHome\ehRecvr.exeC:\WINDOWS\eHome\ehSched.exeC:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\VS7DEBUG\MDM.EXEC:\PROGRA~1\TRENDM~1\INTERN~1\PcCtlCom.exeC:\WINDOWS\ehome\RMSvc.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exeC:\PROGRA~1\TRENDM~1\INTERN~1\Tmntsrv.exeC:\PROGRA~1\TRENDM~1\INTERN~1\TmPfw.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\dllhost.exeC:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXEC:\WINDOWS\ehome\ehtray.exeC:\Program Files\Java\jre1.6.0_03&#... Read more

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Hi,

I keep receiving junk emails, however these particular ones are coming through as my current email contacts (friends/family).

I dont want to delete any of these contacts of course, but im getting up to 10 every day from the same address.

What could be the solution to this?

Many thanks

Answer:Spam sent as email contacts

What e-mail program are you using (name and version)? What e-mail provider are you using? When you say they are from various friends and family, but all have the "same address" what exactly do you mean? Do you mean the same TCP/IP address? How are they showing up as different people but all with the same address - I don't understand what you mean.

Thanks!

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Does anyone know an effective way to block email spam? I've noticed several free programs that promise to block spam BUT, Is it reasonable to trust that 'needed' emails will not be blocked? I make a concerted effort to block cookies but some websites will not allow access unless cookies are enabled. I suspect, that the majority of this spam is being generated by web site cookies? I'm interested in some 'informed' feedback on this annoying topic. Thanks Dave
 

Answer:Solved: Email Spam ?

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I've gettin some fxxed up email for past couple of month, prob 50 emails or so, all from diff random email address but with same subject "*****SPAM***** software". Is there any way of blocking bs emails? thanks.

p.s. this is the contents of the bs email, always same(not sure about the link or writin on bottom).
Microsoft Windows XP Professional 2002
Retail price: $270.99 Our low Price: $50.00 You Save: $220.00

Adobe Photoshop 7.0
Retail price: $609.99 Our low Price: $60.00 You Save: $550.00

Microsoft Office XP Professional 2002
Retail price: $579.99 Our low Price: $60.00 You Save: $510.00

Adobe Illustrator 10
Retail price: $270.99 Our low Price: $60.00 You Save: $210.00

Corel Draw Graphics Suite 11
Retail price: $270.99 Our low Price: $60.00 You Save: $210.00

Delphi 7
Retail price: $404.99 Our low Price: $60.00 You Save: $335.00
And more!!!

Our site is http://hqpzc.lddekfan.info/?h0PmjyNQWlUGzhNwyxvqee
Why so cheap?

All the software is OEM- Meaning that you don't get the box and the
manual with your software. All you will receive is the actual
software and your unique registration code.

All the software is in the English language for PC. Our offers
are unbeatable and we always update our prices to make sure we
provide you with the best possible offers. Hurry up and place
your order, because our supplies are limited.

Our site is http://jdqrkz.kfjlfjka.biz/?BkDa7SB8eFc.nB5yipmallv
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Answer:how 2 block spam email?

Are you getting email from these assholes?

About blocking it, you should tell us what email client you're using...Is it a hotmail account? Email through your ISP via Outlook?
 

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I've been getting a lot of SPAM that has nothing in the "From" OR "Subject" line. Is there a way to block these? They're driving me nuts! Thanks!
 

Answer:Email/Spam Question

Pretty tough without those field and spammer rarely, if ever, use same Email addy so blocking that is out..One of the best option (IMHO) is to filter IN you mail----> Majik's Filter In your mail
OR----->Tomsterdam Filters w/Blank From
...while these article were written for OE; the principles applies to any Email program than you can set rules for..
 

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I have a system at work, which has been identified as sending spam email. I have run Norton Antivirus, MalwareByte, and SuperAntispyware. After removing some viruses, I thought the system was clean. But yesterday I got a notification from AT&T that the system is still sending spam. I noticed on this system an error in the event viewer about too many tcpip connections being opened. I downloaded and ran combofix, but that is as far as I got. I would like to upload a log to see if anyone can assist me in resolving this issue. My problem now is that once I ran combofix, I cannot restore my network connections. I have tried to repair the connection, reinstall the hardware, reset the winsock, but nothing works. Any assistance would be greatly appreciated.

Answer:PC is sending spam email

You have know experienced why we warn users against using ComboFix without guidance. Please see the note in blue at the top of this forum. Our best solution is to post a DDS log in the HJT forum. You may have to move the program to you computer and the log from your computer via flash drive, but the team will help as best they can. They may also ask for the combofix log, but do not post it until asked. Trust me here, they are the experts.Please follow this guide from step (6). Post a HJT log to the HJT forum and a Team member will be along to help you as soon as possible. You may wish to post a link back to this topic to see what was discussed thus far. If you need any help with the guide, please let me know.

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My internet has been temporarily shut off twice due to my computer sending out spam emails. I've run AVG Anti-spyware on my computer and gotten rid of all the viruses, but my computer continues to send out spam.
Insight told me it could be a bot or virus hiding in my registry and I'm not sure if you all can help, but here is my HJ Log.

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
Scan saved at 2:44:02 PM, on 9/4/2007
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.6000.16473)
Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:
C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\LEXBCES.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\LEXPPS.EXE
C:\Program Files\Common Files\New Boundary\PrismXL\PRISMXL.SYS
C:\Program Files\CyberLink\Shared files\RichVideo.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\SNDSrvc.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\Program Files\Viewpoint\Common\ViewpointService.exe
C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Real\Update_OB\realsched.exe
C:\Program Files\CyberLink\PowerDVD\PDVDServ.exe
C:\Program Files\Seekmo\bin\10.0.341.0\OEAddOn.exe
C:\Program Files\Seekmo\bin\10.0.341.0\SeekmoSA.exe
C:\Program Files\AIM6\aim6.exe
C:\Program Files\WhatPulse\WhatPulse.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\ctfmon.exe
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Answer:Spam email sent out from my computer

Hello and welcome to the TSF

I cannot see anything in the log to cause the spam emails. However, you do have some other items that needs to be taken care of.

Please go to Start>Control Panel>Add or Remove Programs and remove the following:

Seekmo
Viewpoint

Scan with HijackThis and put a checkmark against the following entries, if present:

O2 - BHO: Seekmo /fleok=1D8A83A5C4E4157C91AA692A1FBB39BFE4976E26CAEDA120180A196D6093 - {07AA283A-43D7-4CBE-A064-32A21112D94D} - C:\Program Files\Seekmo\bin\10.0.341.0\HostIE.dll
O3 - Toolbar: Seekmo - {07AA283A-43D7-4CBE-A064-32A21112D94D} - C:\Program Files\Seekmo\bin\10.0.341.0\HostIE.dll
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [SeekmoOE] C:\Program Files\Seekmo\bin\10.0.341.0\OEAddOn.exe
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [SeekmoSA] "C:\Program Files\Seekmo\bin\10.0.341.0\SeekmoSA.exe"
O7 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\System, DisableRegedit=1
O7 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\System, DisableRegedit=1
O23 - Service: Viewpoint Manager Service - Viewpoint Corporation - C:\Program Files\Viewpoint\Common\ViewpointService.exe

Close all browsers and click on "fix checked".

===================================

Using Windows Explorer (right click on Start, click on Explore), navigate and delete the following folders, if present:

C:\Program Files\Seekmo
C:\Program Files\Viewpoint

===================================

Restart your computer.

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I have two separate issues that aren't related...I think:

1. This morning, I received an email from HDTracks.com (a site I have bought HD music from in the past) thanking my for my reply, assuring me that the investigation is ongoing, and asking me to send more information about how my card was fraudulently used. Uh oh.

After digging around for a while, I was able to piece together that HDTracks's servers have been hacked, and they sent an email to all of their customers asking us to cancel our credit cards and alert HDTracks to any fraudulent use. The problem is, I never received this email. But I apparently replied to it, so HDTracks seems to believe.

I've contacted HDTracks about the issue an am awaiting a response.

2. While digging around, I noticed in my Junk Mail folder (this is an old, unused Hotmail account, BTW) several "undeliverable" notices that looked like this one:


Code:

This is an automatically generated Delivery Status Notification.

Delivery to the following recipients failed.

[email protected]





--Forwarded Message Attachment--
Date: Mon, 2 Nov 2009 13:56:28 -0300
From: [email protected]
To: [email protected]; [email protected]; [email protected]; [email protected]
Subject: I see beautiful dreams

Only peace and love
http://64.71.48.112/exhortations.html

It's as if someone is sending spam emails using my account? Does this mean my account has been hacked, or jus... Read more

Answer:My email being used to send spam?

Could be backscatter or your account could be compromised I suppose. Change your password.
 

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As of the last month I have been getting a plethora of emails that look like returned emails that couldn't be delivered that have an address I set up for my wife long ago and never used for anything.

I simpley just unchecked that address to not download from the server. How do these people get these addresses and what is the best way to stop them outside of making up a rule in Windows Mail.

I am not to concerned with the particular address but don't want to have this problem with my main addresses.

I have never opened one of these and just right click and look at the properties and the details\message sorce.
 

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Question: Suspect spam email

What is it called when you receive an email from a friend but the subject seems vague enough to have not been sent by them personally and instead its someone using their email address to richocet a bad email to yours?

The body of the text strikes me as strange, there is a record of this sort of stuff, right?

"Hey-

I found this cool site... They're giving away ipod nanos.

(A link to www.mygiftresource.com is then displayed).

Give me a hand and we'll both get one.

Thanks! I really appreciate it.

(The link again)

"

Now, that does interest me. Like I said, it doesn't feel like the guy I know to be sending an email like that.

I do not want to post the link in case it's a bad link, or am I allowed to in this controlled environment?
 

Answer:Suspect spam email

It's called spam!

It could also be that your friends PC is infected and sending out email to people in his address book.

It could also be that you are or were infected and the names of people in your address book are being used to send you fake email. It could be IP spoofing. Stuff like this can even send you email that looks like you sent it.
 

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I'm getting spam email from my email address. how can I stop this?
 

Answer:spam from my email address

Sounds like a virus. There is one that e-mails using random addresses. Go to Symantec website and download fixes for the latest viruses.
 

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