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Unsolveable spam emails/Infected machine Vista 64bit

Question: Unsolveable spam emails/Infected machine Vista 64bit

Firstly, I keep getting all these spam emails I can't get rid of. They are from randomly generated hotmail accounts soliciting porn. I have Adaware and spybot, as well as Kaspersky Internet Security. Adaware and spybot both give a clean report, but the emails continue. I am using an online mediacom email host, nothing like Outlook or anything like that. I've never had an issue like this and I have no idea where I could have possibly picked this crap up from. I'm quite careful about what I put on my machine and I am somewhat computer savvy. I'm running Vista 64.

Also, on a side note, Kaspersky has been of no use to me as of yet, I've had a few issues with it. Firstly, the databases are always obsolete, even immediately after an update. Secondly, it's always telling me "training" is required on 50 spam emails. When I go into this it appears that Outlook is the only email thing it can help me out with. Most importantly however, after a system scan, the program reports multiple viruses/trojans, but the "disinfect" option is faded out and I cannot clean the detected threats. Anyone that has some experience with this application willing to help me out?

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Preferred Solution: Unsolveable spam emails/Infected machine Vista 64bit

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Answer: Unsolveable spam emails/Infected machine Vista 64bit


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If I buy a 64bit PC MACHINE, X86 WINDOWS, CAN I :

Make 4 partitions, the below
Kubuntu 9.04 64bit full dvd version [when ready]
Kubuntu 9.04 32bit full dvd version [when ready] ????

Answer:64bit PC MACHINE, X86 WINDOWS,CAN I have 32bit & 64bit vista partitions

Yes, you should be able to do that, well that is if you know how to create a partiotion..


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Hi all, first time poster. This might be a weird question, not sure how to classify it.
I usually never get spam emails, but within the past week, I've gotten very specific targeted spam emails to me. One was pretending to be marketing a Self-Help book... It even used my full name, and I do have an account and have purchased self-help books before. It worried me but I thought it was just a fluke...
Now I got an email pretending to be 1-800-CONTACTS, and it again had my specific contact brand and everything that I ordered from them in the title.
I checked my mail logins, and everything checks out - no suspicious login activity. Plus, past email confirmation orders from Amazon and 1-800-CONTACTS I deleted a long while ago.
So my question is, how are these spam emails so targeted to me?? Is there something on my computer that has been sensing my orders? Is there another way for this information to be leeched out? Is this a usual thing now somehow and everyone gets targeted spam and don't worry about it? I'm so lost in understanding this area, so any info would be appreciated.
I have Norton 360, ran scans and I'm not infected. I installed MalwareBytes after receiving the first email, ran a scan, and it detected the potentially unwanted program PUP.Optional.ASK (not ASK.A, just ASK) in my Firefox prefs profile... I uninstalled Firefox and successfully quarantined the PUP in MalwareBytes... ran scans since with no detectio... Read more

Answer:Targeted spam emails... am I infected? What does it mean?

Hello do from step 6 on if this guide so we can find the item.Please follow this Preparation Guide and post in a new topic.Let me know if all went well.

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Am I infected? I am getting a lot of spam emails on my outlook! These spam emails are coming from just random fishy looking emails as well as emails of my colleagues which are fed in outlook address.

Answer:Am I infected? I am getting a lot of spam emails on my outlook!

If your Hotmail/Outlook email account has been hacked or spoofed (email address forged as the sender), you need to change or reset your Microsoft account password if using Hotmail/Outlook. I suggest you create a strong password. Sometimes just doing that will resolve the issue.My account has been hackedHelp! My Email was Hacked! (Outlook/Hotmail)How to Fix Your Hacked Hotmail AccountPlease note that Microsoft also has a new private secure online form to report various Microsoft account issues. See Microsoft Account Support. At the bottom of this support page is a note that says "If you can't sign in with your Microsoft account, create a temporary account at as a precaution, perform a full scan with your anti-virus and anti-malware tools like Microsoft Safety Scanner and Malwarebytes Anti-Malware (instructions included in that link).

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Shamelessly plundered from:

Ever wondered who sends all those spam messages that end up in your inbox? It could be the computer of your neighbour or a colleague, who have unwittingly become part of a ?botnet? ? a collection of infected machines that receive instructions from a Command and Control (C&C) server run by cyber criminals. According to research by Sophos, a single computer on a typical home network, infected by a single piece of malware can send a total of 30 GB of outbound email to 5.5 million email addresses in just one week.

To measure such activity, Sophos Labs in Hungary created the ?honeybot?- an intentionally infected computer that would log all of the commands it received from its botmasters. They noted that during the experiment, more than a quarter of spam messages included some type of malware. Spam botnets can link tens of thousands of computers into a massive distribution network, but despite being infected by malware, being a ?bot? does not pose any immediate risk to the infected machine itself. Instead of becoming victims, such machines simply carry put the will of their masters.

Due to their distributed nature, botnets are very hard to eradicate, and all of the risk linked to illegal activity is passed on to the owners of the individual IP addresses. Today, spam botnets are widely available for rent. While botnets have been the subject of careful study, S... Read more

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Hi to all,
I am running Windows Xp operating system in my own computer and since few days the process "svchost.exe" is attempting to send emails to remote smtp servers. I found it using tools like "netstat -ano" under the infected Windows Xp computer and "tcpdump" under the linux firewall / gateway behind the infected computer is located...
Doing a control with that network traffic analyzer i see that those emails are spam...
Actually I can't get rid of this malware so I setted up a block on the linux firewall for every attempt to connect to a remote "port 25" from my infected computer...
In the while I tried few antivirus, spyware removal tools, but nothing happened... the fact occur when I restart the computer and randomly during the day...
I ask anyone on this forum to try to help me if they can, it will be really appreciated!

Here an HijackThis! log:

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
Scan saved at 19.01.48, on 07/03/2008
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP2 (6.00.2900.2180)
Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:
C:\Programmi\Lock My PC 4\LmpcServ.exe
C:\Programmi\Lavasoft\Ad-Aware 2007\aawservice.exe
C:\Program... Read more

Answer:Infected svchost.exe send spam emails

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If you still require assistance for this issue, and since it has been a few days since you first posted, please do this:

Download Deckard's System Scanner (DSS) to your Desktop. Note: You must be logged onto an account with administrator privileges.Close all applications and windows.
Double-click on dss.exe to run it, and follow the prompts.
When the scan is complete, two text files will open - main.txt <- this one will be maximized and extra.txt <-this one will be minimized
Copy (Ctrl+A then Ctrl+C) and paste (Ctrl+V) the contents of main.txt here.
Please attach extra.txt to your post.
To attach a file to a new post, simplyClick the[Manage Attachments] button under Additional Options > Attach Files on the post composition page, and
copy and paste the following into the "Upload File from your Computer" box:C:\Deckard\System Scanner\extra.txt

Click Upload.

What DSS will do: create a new System Restore point in Windows XP and Vista.
clean your Temporary Files, Downloaded Program Files, and Internet Cache Files, and also empty the Recycle Bin on all drives.
check some important areas of your syste... Read more

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I'm having the same problem as GianMarco at this Thread.

Could anyone help me how to start?

I suspected that my Internet had been used w/o any program running, so I started Wireshark and got lots of UDP and SMTP packets, with spam content.

I used adaware to search for some suspicious malware w/o solution. So, I found GianMarco threat and as I read that I can get some help here, I stopped to use 3rd party programs to not mess with my system.

I suspect that its a svchost.exe hijack that is sending this packets.

Someone can help me?


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So...none of the programs in the READ THIS BEFORE POSTING sticky support my OS which is a Vista 64 bit. So..I'm just gonna tell you my problem.

Upon startup of my computer, when I get to my desktop, I get a whole lot of ping sounds as if I were clicking something and when I put my mouse over something it automatically clicks it without me actually clicking it. I was wondering if this was a virus or somethin'? I unplugged my mouse and still heard the ping sounds.

I scanned with AVG, Avira and Trend Micro and got no infections but a bunch of warnings. Also, I downloaded a "safe" Sony Vegas 8 torrent yesterday. I have NoScript and AdBlock with Firefox so I'm sure I didn't get any virus from Internet scripts.

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Hello all,
My job has me traveling 100% of the time, so I cannot go a day without a laptop. I recently found out that my computer does not like Jameson and Coke as much as I do, so I had to purchase another one asap. I'm working contract work right now on Navy installations, and as more than a few of you here know, that the NEX does not really carry next gen machines. I have the old hard drive out of my old machine and am using a SATA to USB cable to pull all of my information off of it. I than ran into a problem when trying to do some reports. I use a program called Neat Receipts for documention of expenditures and it will not run on Vista 64 bit.

Long story short, I was wondering if was at all possible to boot from my old laptops hard drive via the cable?

I was also wondering, I purchased a HP Pavilion DV2940SE because it was the "best" laptop they had there. But I ran a test and found it will not perform in the new up and coming MMO, Warhammer. I was wondering if there was any way to change the graphics card out of this system without causing more problems.

Thanks a lot!

Answer:New Machine w/ Vista 64bit

You can't boot Windows from an external drive. Since 64-bit Windows isn't supported, you'd have to install a 32-bit version of Windows if you need to use this program.

Very few laptops allow the video cards to be swapped. As far as I know, HP laptops don't support this either.

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I've been reading posts on this site for quite a while. It's really helped me get rid of viruses on many computers.This one I am stumped on. I ran Malwarebytes Antimalware and it states that I have the Vundo virus on this computer.Here's the two files it found:C:\windows\system32\ci.dllC:\windows\system32\lc.iniIt tries to remove them, but they stick around after reboot.Thanks for your help.Deckard's System Scanner v20071014.68Run by Kmichaels on 2008-04-16 00:16:26Computer is in Normal Mode.---------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Last 5 Restore Point(s) --5: 2008-04-16 03:44:13 UTC - RP290 - Windows Update4: 2008-04-16 03:38:19 UTC - RP289 - Installed SUPERAntiSpyware Free Edition3: 2008-04-16 01:36:48 UTC - RP288 - Windows Update2: 2008-04-15 21:26:56 UTC - RP287 - ComboFix created restore point1: 2008-04-15 19:46:49 UTC - RP286 - Windows Vista Service Pack 1Backed up registry hives.Performed disk cleanup.-- HijackThis (run as Kmichaels.exe) -------------------------------------------Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2Scan saved at 00:18, on 2008-04-16Platform: Windows Vista SP1 (WinNT 6.00.1905)MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.6001.18000)Boot mode: NormalRunning processes:C:\Windows\system32\taskeng.exeC:\Windows\system32\rdpclip.exeC:\Program Files\Hewlett-Packard\IAM\bin\asghost.exeC:\Windows\system32\Dwm.exeC:\window... Read more

Answer:Vista Pc With Vundo Sending Out Spam Emails

Hello AISJon and welcome to BleepingComputer,Let's do this step by step 1. * Clean your Cache and Cookies in IE:Close all instances of Outlook Express and Internet Explorer Go to Control Panel > Internet Options > General tabUnder Browsing History, click Delete. Click Delete Files, Delete cookies and Delete historyClick Close below.* Clean your Cache and Cookies in Firefox (In case you also have Firefox installed):Go to Tools > Options.Click Privacy in the menu..Click the Clear now button below.. A new window will popup what to clear.Select all and click the Clear button again.Click OK to close the Options window* Clean other Temporary files + Recycle bin Go to start > run and type: cleanmgr and click ok. Let it scan your system for files to remove. Make sure Temporary Files, Temporary Internet Files, and Recycle Bin are the only things checked.Press OK to remove them.2. Please download Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware from Here or HereDoubleclick mbam-setup.exe to install the application.Make sure a checkmark is placed next to Update Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware and Launch Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware, then click Finish.If an update is found, it will download and install the latest version.Once the program has loaded, select "Perform Quick Scan", then click Scan.The scan may take some time to finish,so please be patient.When the scan is complete, click OK, then Show Results to view the results.Make sure that everything is checked, and click Remove Selected.Wh... Read more

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I have been trying to install Vista for days now on my new gaming machine but it just won't work. I have a Gigabyte GA-P35-DS3R Rev 2.1 mobo, Gigabyte 8800GT graphics card, 2 Seagate Barracuda 7200.10 320GB drives in RAID 0 and 4GB of TEAM Xtreem Dark PC2-6400 CL4 ram. I have been into the BIOS and enabled RAID and setup a RAID array in RAID BIOS. I have also downloaded the correct RAID driver from the Gigabyte website and I load it when windows prompts me.

Here is what's happening.

Everything good during windows install until it gets to completing installation part. Computer restarts as it says and then continues to install windows. Screen goes black and I lose power to mouse, keyboard and all usb ports. Any ideas?

If it is my RAID array being incorrectly setup what would it be that I have done wrong? The BIOS seems very simple so I don't quite know how I would have made a mistake. The only thing I can think of is the stripe size part which I left at 128KB.

I have 4GB of ram in 4x1GB sticks which came in pairs. I put one pair in one colour slot and the other pair in the other colour slot. Could this be an issue? I haven't done anything with the ram in the BIOS.

In the BIOS do I need SATA AHCI Mode enabled? It's currently disabled.

I put my drives in the yellow SATAII0 and SATAII1 ports and my cd drive in the SATAII2 port. Is this correct?

I'm fresh out of ideas guys, please help.

Answer:Can't install Vista 64bit on new machine

The thing I keep seeing all over this forum is when you have 4x1GB of ram remove two of them and try again. Once you're set up and running with all downloaded patches and SP1 put your ram back in.

I hope this helps

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hi everyone,

I barely bought a hp pavillion dv4-1283cl Laptop. It already had windows vista 64 bit on it. I really dont like this system since first of all I feel i'm not quite in charge and second of all it doesn't work with a couple of my devices.
Anyways, I want to 1) either completely get rid of vista and get XP instead
Or 2) have xp installed alongside, if i'm not wrong called dual booting.

In order to achieve my initial goal, I put my bootable xp cd in the drive and booted from the cd, So the xp would start loading the files but at some point i would get an error message and system wouldn't do anything further so i had to restart the system. It wouldn't damage my Vista either, so i could start vista normally and used it.
here is part of the error message:
"check for viruses on your computer (I'm sure i dont have any). Remove any newly installed hard drives or hard drive controllers. Check your hard drive to make sure its properly configured and terminated."

Now i'm even content if i could have xp along the vista (64 bit) if thats possilbe at all.
Using Vista's disk shrink function, i created a new partition on the C drive, just in case i could get the xp installed on it. but like i said, it wouldn't boot from the cd and when i run the xp CD in the Vista , it doesn't let me install it or do anything.

I'm positive that xp should be able to run on this machine some how, cuz on hp's website i could ... Read more

Answer:Installing XP on a 64bit Vista machine

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Thanks, in advance, to anyone who can help.Here's my situation. I'm running Vista home on my PC. Prior to my problem I was running AVG free and scanned with updated Adaware weekly. A few days ago people started to get emails from my address with random fictitious names in the subject line. The emails contain only a hyperlink and others that redirect to the website Canadian Health and Care Mall. Sound familiar? Yeah, its yambo financials or whatever they are called. I've since read a lot about the storm botnet and WALEDAC worms, etc. So at this point I've uninstalled AVG and installed Avast. I have run malewarebytes, TFC temp file cleaner and created a registry backup (with ERUNT). I tried GMER rootkit detection but it seems to freeze midscan every time I try to run it.Despite all of these attempts, I continue to flood friends email boxes with garbage. People are starting to get genuinely mad at me and one woman I work with doesn't even believe that I have a virus, she just thinks I'm some sort of pervert.Can anyone here help me?

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Hello out there, does any body know what causes the stop error 0x00000101? I have the i7 with 12 gig ram. This Hp machine has been displaying bsod ever since I bought it 18 months ago and nobody at hp can figure it out. Somtimes the error is the 0.....124. I get these errors a few times per week. I have a Raid 1 system if that helps. Help please Thanks for any feedback. Anthonyg

Answer:stop errors on vista ultimate 64bit machine with i7 chip.

Im looking up the other error, but 124 means hardware.
Do you get beeps on boot?

STOP 0x00000101: CLOCK_WATCHDOG_TIMEOUT Usual causes: Device driver, BIOS bug, hardware defect

Its a hardware problem.
Most common is memory.

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I have installed office XP on my Vista machine. Everything went fine and I followed all the steps in the setup and got the pop and smtp correct, but it won't send a test message and says "Unable to send the message. Please verify the e-mail address in your account"

I have done most of what the advise colums have told other people with the same problems, but it doesn't say if they are running the software on XP machines or not!

Well I am sure the email address is ok as both myself and the husband have looked at it and retyped it in a few times to make sure and I have even rebooted a couple of times! Then I started from scratch and have made sure the outgoing server is authenticated! (apparantly that is one of the main problems - so I double checked that one!!)

I went to my server and checked the settings to allow pop mail.
What more could I possibly do, do you think?

Also I need the answer to be really idiot-proof, as that is wot I am when it comes to PCs

Answer:I Cant send emails - I can only receive them - office XP on Vista machine

Also I have disabled my anti virus email settings,and checked the port settings on my server (virginmedia - which I believe has started to use GMail system??)

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i am currently using "Lotus Notes Release 5.0.8 June 18, 2001" I cannot upgrade this becuase I use it for work, and they distribute the new software. So.. what is THE BEST FREE spam blocker on the net? becuase this is for work, i dont want the spam blocker to block important e-mails, mistaking them as spam. any help is greatly apreciated!

Answer:Huuge Spam Problem!! 100-200 Spam Emails A Day!

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Windows Vista Home Premium 64bit
IE8 64bit, Avg 8.5 paid updated today, Spybot S&D updated 7-15-09, Windows Defender using Windows Auto Update.

I started by reading the security risks from unpatched media players and found I didn't have a Java applet in control panel or installed on the machine. I suspected this was because of something maliscious getting in.
At first I posted in General Security "I think I may be compromised" right away out of panic I guess. Then I read if you think your computer is infected and have followed those instructions which leads to this post.

I have no specific problems to point to, it was the missing Java that made me think something was off. I have 64bit Java now per tetonbob. The Secunius scan indicated that there was a problem with Java not loadiing and the scan went on for minutes w/o any result.

dds gives me a message of; This tool does not support your Operating System Press any key to continue...

The File is the one from GMER scan.

I did a spybot, and AVG scan this morning with nothing found

I also just noticed when I subscribed to this thread that I was subscribed to 11 threads when I only chose about 3 or 4 to be subscribed to.

Answer:I'm not sure if I am infected or not. 64bit Vista

Bump please.

I resolved the thread subscription issue myself.

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my IE browser is being taken over by a redirct to the following url
here is hijackthis log. thanks for any help

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
Scan saved at 4:38:31 PM, on 10/1/2008
Platform: Windows Vista (WinNT 6.00.1904)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.6000.16711)
Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:
C:\Program Files\KGB\MPK.exe
C:\Program Files\Intel\Intel Matrix Storage Manager\IAAnotif.exe
C:\Program Files\Google\Google Desktop Search\GoogleDesktop.exe
C:\Program Files\BigFix\bigfix.exe
C:\Program Files\Grisoft\AVG7\avgcc.exe
C:\Program Files\Grisoft\AVG Anti-Spyware 7.5\avgas.exe
C:\Program Files\Windows Sidebar\sidebar.exe
C:\Program Files\Google\Google Desktop Search\GoogleDesktop.exe
C:\Program Files\Google\Google Desktop Search\GoogleDesktop.exe
C:\Program Files\Internet Explorer\iexplore.exe
C:\Program Files\Trend Micro\HijackThis\HijackThis.exe

R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Search Page =
R0 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Start Page = Read more

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G'day all! (first post here!! :P) this is my situation:

I have a server...and i have installed a printer to it - the Canon LBP 3200 - the server is a 32bit machine running win7 pro...anyways...this printer does not have ANY 64bit drivers (which my main machine runs win7 ulti x64) so i am unable to install the printer on my main machine...

I was wondering, is there a way to share it from the server to the 64bit machine without installing any drivers?

Or is there a way to install 32bit drivers on a 64bit Machine?

Or can anyone find any 64 bit drivers/custom 64bit drivers?


Thanx all!!

Answer:Sharing a printer from 32bit machine to 64bit machine without drivers.

ok so i tried this method: Go to Control Panel. Choose printer. Then choose Add Printer.

Choose Add a local printer. Click on Create a new port. The default in the drop down box is Local Port. Do not change that. Click Next.

A dialogue box will appear asking for you to enter a port name. Type in the \\computer name\printer name ie. My computer's name is basement and the printer name is EpsonSty so I typed in \\basement\epsonsty

But when i make my own port name it says access is denied... :S

any help?

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Hello, So sounds like i'm not the first. I'm snagged on this vundo.gen!R problem.Nothing in my anti-virus arsenal can deal with it. Windows defender complains about it on bootup. Something is suddenly trying to connect tothe internet (since the infection) even when i'm not connected to any networks. Figure it's better to find out how than to start ripping stuff out.My box is an HP Pavillion running Vista.Any suggestions?THANK YOU IN ADVANCE FOR ANY HELP! Cheers,MicoleaoMod Edit: Topic moved to more appropriate forum~ TMacK

Answer:Vundo.gen!r Infected Vista Machine

Vista computers are usually easier to clean, unless you have disabled all protectionDefender leaves a lot to be desired as a security program.Give MBAM a try

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I have been asked to help with a Vista based machine that would not complete the SP2 installation, and now is very unwell.
Task manager opens in the task bar, but it is invisible, it also opens multiple times. No running programe list.
Machine reports no internet connection, but it is connecting, And ... I can download some tools but not install them. Programmes with their own update mini can connect.
Ad-aware reported nothing and has now disappeared.
Revo uninstaller let me remove some start ups but then disappeared.
The programmes appear to be in their directory positions as always but the GUI can no longer see them. Some still work some do not.
After a reeboot and exploring to the Revo exe files the machine hung as soon as the system tried to write the restore file. (I tried to remove the old printer drivers)
Restore is there but the system hangs as soon as I touch it.
D: drive and the factory restore is there, but the machine just hangs.
HJT runs but staggers and after a long pause generates a report, but I cant trust that either.
The machine will not shut down at all. If I deliberately crash it, windows restores to the same state.
Safe mode runs but all I get is a completely blank screen with the words "safe mode" in 4 corners, no start bar or status bar only a cursor, nothing functions.

Each programme I use is hidden next time I look for it.
I need to remove power supply and battery to access the machine after each hang.
Im getting old rapi... Read more

Answer:Vista machine that tells lies /Infected.

bump please

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I was having some computer issues lately... some programs refuse to start up... unless you try to open it enough times... Firefox sometimes randomly starts up (it happened twice) then it gets real slow when starting up.So I scanned with spybot, avast!, super anti spyware, and Kaspersky online scanner (I think I spelt it wrong)it found nothing.So I ran Hijackthis... the log is in the next post.

Answer:Unknow Virus Infected my Vista Machine

I deleted the 2 & 3rd posts and I uploaded the log file to this post.[recovering space - attachment deleted by admin]

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My emails look like spam to some spam detection software. They are not spam. The problem appears to be coming from this line in the email header:

Received: from jbx241yz (failure[])
by (rwcrmhc12) with SMTP

jbx241yz is the name of my computer. I am using a Comcast cable modem to a NETGEAR wireless router to my desktop Gateway computer. NETGEAR says it is not caused by them. Comcast says it is not caused by them. My email ISP server had whitelisted me so my email can get delivered within their system. I am part-time university faculty and one of my students is getting a spam flag on my emails.

The NETGEAR guy said there must be client-server software running on my computer. I can't see what it might be. I was using McAfee virus and firewall. Gave it up for AVG. That changed the header to what you see now. With McAfee, after jbx241yz it said "Server unknown"

Any help is much appreciated.

Answer:Emails look like spam to some spam software

what anti-spam software are you using?

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Have a program that will only install and work on 32bit vista or xp business/professional systems. Toshiba Laptop I use is a 64 bit machine and currently has win7   64bit home on it. I am considering to install on seperate  partition Vista business 32 bit os . Will i be able to use program on that partion/ os ? Main point is will the Vista 32bit act as 32 bit or will it install as 64 bit and be  of no benefit for my program ?

Answer:if i install vista business 32bit on 64bit machine will os operate as 32bit


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Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
Scan saved at 9:21:38 PM, on 11/6/2009
Platform: Windows Vista SP2 (WinNT 6.00.1906)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v8.00 (8.00.6001.18828)
Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:
C:\Program Files (x86)\Intel\Intel Matrix Storage Manager\IAAnotif.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\Google\GoogleToolbarNotifier\GoogleToolbarNotifier.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\DAEMON Tools Lite\daemon.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\NewTech Infosystems\NTI Backup Now 5\BkupTray.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\Launch Manager\QtZgAcer.EXE
C:\Program Files (x86)\Acer Arcade Deluxe\Acer Arcade Deluxe\ArcadeDeluxeAgent.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\Acer Arcade Deluxe\Acer Arcade Deluxe\Kernel\CLML\CLMLSvc.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\Acer Arcade Deluxe\PlayMovie\PMVService.exe
C:\Program Files\Alwil Software\Avast4\ashDisp.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\Java\jre6\bin\jusched.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\Acer\Empowering Technology\eDataSecurity\x86\eDSMSNLoader32.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\Acer\Acer VCM\AcerVCMProxy.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\Mozilla Firefox\firefox.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\Acer\Acer VCM\acp2HID.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\Lavasoft\Ad-Aware\Ad-Aware.exe

R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Default_Page_URL =
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Answer:Got infected with fake antivirus exes. Fixed some of it, but still there 64bit Vista


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Windows Vista Ultimate 64bitBitdefender Total Security 2009Ad-Aware Anniversary EditionI had to update my Nvidia drivers form there website, and had to install a ActiveX which caused my Bitdefender to go crazy and started blocking alot of "Trojan.Zlobs" and I had the same problem with "". First this gaming PC is 2 days old, also I use the Game-Mode on the BD 2009 alot while gaming, which I think I might have cause something bad to happen. This PC became slower, when I goto shut it down, it just freezes in the Shutdown screen, also constanly IE7 will crash or not open at all. I have Run a Deep scan from my AntiVirus on Bitdefender, and Full Scan from Ad-Aware, but yet both found nothing! So any sight I goto that requires a ActiveX download, it still does the same thing! So I'm looking for the answer to what is the problem, and whats up with this HiJackThis log!!!Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2Scan saved at 11:50:04 PM, on 1/29/2009Platform: Windows Vista SP1 (WinNT 6.00.1905)MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.6001.18000)Boot mode: NormalRunning processes:C:\Program Files (x86)\ASRock WiFi-802.11g Install Program\RtWLan.exeC:\Program Files (x86)\ASRock Utility\InstantBoot\InstantBoot.exeC:\Program Files (x86)\Google\GoogleToolbarNotifier\GoogleToolbarNotifier.exeC:\Program Files (x86)\Java\jre6\bin\jusched.exeC:\Program Files ... Read more

Answer:Vista Ultimate 64bit Missing File/Possibly Infected

Hello and welcome to Bleeping ComputerWe apologize for the delay in responding to your request for help. Here at Bleeping Computer we get overwhelmed at times, and we are trying our best to keep up. Please note that your topic was not intentionally overlooked. Our mission is to help everyone in need, but sometimes it takes just a little longer to get to every request for help.If you have since resolved the original problem you were having, we would appreciate you letting us know. If not please perform the following steps below so we can have a look at the current condition of your machine. If you have not done so, include a description of your problem, along with any steps you may have performed so far.Upon completing the steps below another staff member will review and take the steps necessary with you to get your machine back in working order clean and free of malware.If you have already posted a DDS log, please do so again, as your situation may have changed.Use the 'Add Reply' and add the new log to this thread.Thanks and again sorry for the delay.We need to see some information about what is happening in your machine. Please perform the following scan:Download DDS by sUBs from one of the following links. Save it to your desktop.DDS.comDDS.scrDDS.pifDouble click on the DDS icon, allow it to run.A small box will open, with an explaination about the tool. No input is needed, the scan is running.Notepad will open with the results, click no to the Optional_ScanFollow the ... Read more

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Yesterday my computer was infected by Vista Home Security 2011.

My AVG Pro failed to even warn me of the attack, in fact it didn't do anything. I used it to scan but stopped as I thought it wouldn't do much good if it didn't even pick it up before it entered my system. I have since removed AVG Pro and replaced it with the free version of Avast.

After I Installed Avast and restarted the infection was not and still doesn't show itself, though the PC is running slower than usual. Having read about Vista Home Security 2011 I think it's likely my PC is still infected.

I tried scanning with Avast in Normal and Safe mode (I even re-installed it in Safe Mode just in case the malware effected it when I installed in Normal Mode). In both modes the Scan takes hours, so long in fact I've never got beyond 27%, I believe it may be compromised and so have never finished a scan.

Also, in safe mode Avast warns me that my machine is "Unsecured!" and prompts me to turn it on. When I turn it on, nothing happens. Windows Security Center warns me of the same thing and also asks me to turn the Windows Security Center on, but nothing happens when I do that either. In normal mode these things don't happen.

I have used Malwarebytes and Spybot both in Normal Mode and Safe Mode with both programmes bringing up no signs of anything after a full scan in each mode.

I've also tried to use Rkill to remove the infection, but that comes up with nothing too.
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Answer:I Think My Machine Is Infected With 'Vista Home Security 2011' But It Isn't Showing.

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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My PC come with vista64bit, may registered it ? by this way I get free Email support on windows & networking PCs in windows FROM MICROSOFT ? including setting up wireless and wired networks via ADSL MODEMS ?

I have dual boot PC [VISTA 32BIT & 64BIT]:
The below hardware does not function in 64bit but no problem at 32bit[drivers in device manager appear with a yellow icon-explanation mark] is needed drivers only ? I must register all products and after registration-success seek for drivers ? I must download drivers [since ethernet card/internet do not work in 64bit] from 32bit, save on HDD and after boot from 64bit, run them ? Is needed restart after each installation, or after all installation is ok ?

problems only in 64bit vista drivers


Answer:I have dual boot PC [VISTA 32BIT & 64BIT]---problems only in 64bit vista drivers

Hi Ise,

Yes, it's recommended to restart your operating system after each driver installation.
Please remember to install drivers running them as administrator.

Hope I could help...

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ok i have an unsolveable problem i have been working on for weeks... i found an old laptop in my basement which had a broken cdrom drive, broken floppy drive, and a dialup modem insted of a 10/100 ethernet. i formatted its harddrive and am in question as to how i can send information to its harddrive.. i have only one idea to use the parallel port. i have a parallel port cable but there is no dos on the laptop given that it is formatted. (only bios) .. i have tried connecting the harddrive to my desktop but it doesnt match. i dont have another laptop to switch harddrives with.. does anyone have any ideas on how to use the parallel port to send os information to the laptop's harddrive?

Answer:unsolveable problem

Bios is going to look for a drive (hard disk, cd rom, floppy, etc. ) to find an OS. I believe you are going to have to get your cd or your floppy working in order to load an OS.
How did you format the hard disk? Did it have a working OS on it?

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My machine started acting real funny a few weeks ago and has progrssivly gotten slower. Then, I recieved a bounced message a few days ago that I never sent and was clearly spam. I've heard of machines being taken over to send spam and I think I may be one.

I've read through the initial 5 steps needed before posting to the site. Below is the text file from pandasoftware. Any help would be greatly appreciated. Thanks.


Incident Status Location

Spyware:spyware/dogpile Not disinfected Windows Registry
Spyware:Cookie/adultfriendfinder Not disinfected C:\Documents and Settings\Administrator\Application Data\Mozilla\Firefox\Profiles\7p3iv337.default\cookies.txt[] ... Read more

Answer:My machine is being used for spam

That is but Step 2 of the 5 Step process. At the bottom of the page, there is a link to go to the next step.

Please return to MicroBell's 5 Step process outlined here:

After running through all the steps, please post the requested logs.

If you have trouble with one of the steps, simply move on to the next one, and make note of it in your reply.

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Hi, Dunno if anyone else have stumbled upon this problem, or know any quick fix for it. One of my desktop PC's at work, an A60 - 8991-36G, is being used as a Vista64 test bed and to get the most out of this system we wanted to max out the memory and got some 2GB memory chips and installed.. When running with 2x 2GB memory chips the Gigabit network adapter stops working, run it with 1x 2GB or 1x 2GB+1x 1GB and it will work perfectly. When running with 4GB the system bios reports 3GB, and Vista64bit reports 4GB. Have installed the latest bios (2NKT31A), and Vista is running with the latest windows update fixes and all drivers have been udpated. Has Lenovo/IBM forgotten to upgrade their BIOS to support 64bit addressing and memory allocations? Or is the system simply not 100% compatible with Vista 64bit or 4GB memory inserted? -- Arnvid --Message Edited by arnvid on 09-11-2008 03:28 PM


Go to Solution.

Answer:A60 w/Vista64 and 4GB losses network connection... (unsolveable)

Noone seen this before?

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My problem started about a month ago the problem was the curruption of a config file due to turning off my computer by the button (the computer was dead frozen) I was able to repair that by using the windows xp disk but since then my computer has been running much slower. I have tried everything i can find i have defragged 3-4 times run various registry fixers, updated system drives (graphics, processor and everyhting else), used disk cleanup 10 or so times. Disabled various proccesses and services, run anti virus and spyware scans and ran zone alarm scans and I have also used system mechanic.

My specs are these:

HP dx5150 MT
AMD Athlon 64 Processor 3000+
1.79 GHz, 1.00 GB RAM
256 MB Nvidia GT 7600 GS

Microsoft Windows XP
Version 2002
Service Pack 2

Phoenix AwardBIOSv 6.00PG

Please help me. My computer used to run 2-3 times faster and booting and logging was 5 minutes shorter. Thanks In Advance!

Answer:Seeminly Unsolveable Problem! Reply ASAP!

Well it is possible you have corrupted several system files. But first i would suggest a through cleaning with Osiris's Guide:

Post your Hijack this log in the analyze area for review by our Security Team Staff:

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I think our server is seriously infected. I think it produces spam. How to stop this?
This is hijack logfile. Please, can someone help me?

Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.0
Scan saved at 16:04:05, on 10.5.05
Platform: Windows NT 4 SP6 (WinNT 4.00.1381)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP1 (6.00.2800.1106)

Running processes:
C:\Program Files\Firebird\Firebird_1_5\bin\fbguard.exe
C:\Program Files\Firebird\Firebird_1_5\bin\fbserver.exe
C:\Program Files\ASUS\Probe\AsusProb.exe
C:\Program Files\Network Associates\NetShield 2000\SHSTAT.EXE
C:\Program Files\Maximizer\MxAlarm.exe
C:\Program Files\Maximizer\MxFinder.exe
C:\Program Files\G6 FTP Server\G6FTPSrv.exe
C:\Program Files\Maximizer\MaxWin.exe
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Answer:MY computer became a spam machine

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Since June 24, I have received 4 mailer daemon notices, apparently genuine, telling me that AOL was unable to deliver "my" messages to at least three of its email customers, usually because the address is invalid. Included with the failure message are paired files, one named ATT000__.dat and one with no name but a subject matter always dealing with something financial ("We can help . . .," etc.). The first of the 4 pairs are numbered 68, 78, 88, and 98 (e.g., ATT00068.dat). When I use File/Properties to look at them, two of the ATT000__.dat files look like some viruses I have examined via Properties before, without opening them. The other messages appear to be run-of-the-mill text-only SPAM, the kind I get all day long. Apparently, someone has somehow planted something in my machine that is causing it to send SPAM, or they have appropriated my email address and are using it in such a way that AOL is fooled into believing I truly am sending the junk. I have run two virus detection programs (Norton and McAfee) and neither spots a virus. I routinely run both AdAware and SpyBot and the problem continues. With the help of this site, I was able to remove MemoryMeter and related files, but I have received a Mailer Daemon today. What can I do, short of abandoning my long-time email address?

Answer:Spam sent from my machine or in my email name

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Question: spam emails

being a newbie to computing(only 3 months),i keep getting emails from pharmicies in canada and the states,but they are coming into my bulk mail as unmarked.i have tried resetting my mail preferences but to no avail,hoping someone understands what i am on about.please help,many thanks

Answer:spam emails

click here

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I am getting seriously fed up with the amount of Spam emails I am receiving.Ok admittedly it?s partly my fault as I have been to some dubious sites I should not have gone to.But now they are seriously getting on my nerves.I downloaded the free trial version of Spam bully, which gave me the option of reporting the Spam emails, but this didn?t seem to do any good or stop them.One of the so called ISP?s I reported them to was called who just sent an automated reply that I didn?t fully understand with my limited technical knowledge saying it was nothing to do with them.So can somebody please tell me how I can stop these emails coming through and also how I can report them, as I do not want to change my email address?The other thing is my inbox on outlook.My emails used to go into my inbox all together at the bottom but now they enter the inbox alphabetically which means I have to scroll all the way through instead of them being in one place.So how do I change this back?Thanks in advanceIceman

Answer:Spam emails

Try Mailwasher click hereClick on the Date column header to sort your e-mails by date. Click again to toggle oldest <> newest.

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Hi there,
I am having trouble with spam emails being sent from my system. I have a HJT log ready, and I need help fast...this thing is sending mails out rather quickly, and I don't want to get blamed for spamming...
Would appreciate a fast response..

Answer:spam emails being sent from my pc...Need help!

First, please follow ALL the steps in this Sticky thread READ ME FIRST BEFORE ASKING FOR SUPPORT: Basic Spyware, Trojan And Virus Removal

After doing ALL of the above if you still have a problem:

Download HijackThis 1.99.1

Unzip the hijackthis.exe file to a folder you create named C:\Program Files\HJT

Do NOT run Hijack This from the Desktop, a temp folder, or a sub-folder of C:\Documents and Settings, or choose to run it directly from the ZIP file as your backups will not be safely stored.

Before running HijackThis: You must close each of the following:your web browser, e-mail client, instant messenger, and programs like notepad, wordpad, MS Word etc. And any other unnecessary running programs.

Run HijackThis and save your log file.

Post your log as an ATTACHMENT to your next post. (Do NOT copy/paste the log into your post as it will be removed).

Need help with HJT? See this thread: NO HIJACK THIS LOG FILES BEFORE READING THIS: HJT Tutorial & LOG File Posting

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Hi, I'e been receiving loads of unwanted emails for months. Some are about stock martketing tips. Some come with color background and an attached file. What can I do to get rid all these unwated mails? I've doing regular scanning with Adaware but it doesn't help. Thanks.a55

Answer:spam emails

There's not much you can do once they've gotten your e-mail address short of changing it. Of course, installing a good spam blocker should help.

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i keep getting emails with the from address as my email address, and to me. so the from and to are the same. How is this happening. do i have a trojan? how can the emails be sent without my password?


Answer:getting spam emails from myself

Hello lets' do a few scans and see if there is malware present. This is probably just email spoofing. Next run ATF:Please download ATF Cleaner by Atribune & save it to your desktop.Double-click ATF-Cleaner.exe to run the program.Under Main "Select Files to Delete" choose: Select All.Click the Empty Selected button.If you use Firefox browser click Firefox at the top and choose: Select AllClick the Empty Selected button.
If you would like to keep your saved passwords, please click No at the prompt.If you use Opera browser click Opera at the top and choose: Select AllClick the Empty Selected button.
If you would like to keep your saved passwords, please click No at the prompt.Click Exit on the Main menu to close the program.Note: On Vista, "Windows Temp" is disabled. To empty "Windows Temp" ATF-Cleaner must be "Run as an Administrator".Follow with MBAM:Please download Malwarebytes Anti-Malware (v1.32) and save it to your desktop.alternate download link 1alternate download link 2If you have a previous version of MBAM, remove it via Add/Remove Programs and download a fresh copy.Make sure you are connected to the Internet.Double-click on mbam-setup.exe to install the application.When the installation begins, follow the prompts and do not make any changes to default settings.When installation has finished, make sure you leave both of these checked:Update Malwarebytes' Anti-MalwareLaunch Malwarebytes' Anti-MalwareThen click Finish.MBAM will automatically start and you will be as... Read more

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Question: Spam Emails

Well i keep getting spam email, is there a way to block the email address so they can stop sending be rubbish emails.
This is for MSN.

Answer:Spam Emails

There is, but spammers don't use just one email address. Better to use a filter which picks up on keywords.

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Question: Spam Emails

I seem to have had my email address co-opted by some wag to send bulk spam emails under my name.Does anyone know where I can get more information about how this happens, and if there is any way of getting it stopped?

Answer:Spam Emails

I suggest you contact your ISP. They may be able to trace the culprit.

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i keep getting loads of spam emails from aol but cannot block them in message rules dont download from server because my family and friends use it. My o/s is xp pro and was wondering How do i go about doing this without blocking emails from friends and family ive blocked other servers by doing this but not aol at present. I ve also run adaware6 and search and destroy to clear cookies etc Any Suggestions to get around this.

Answer:help with spam emails

are you using outlook?

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Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version
OS Version: Microsoft Windows 10 Home, 64 bit
Processor: Intel(R) Core(TM) i7-6700T CPU @ 2.80GHz, Intel64 Family 6 Model 94 Stepping 3
Processor Count: 8
RAM: 16277 Mb
Graphics Card: NVIDIA GeForce 930MX, -2048 Mb
Hard Drives: C: 919 GB (826 GB Free); D: 11 GB (1 GB Free); F: 931 GB (756 GB Free);
Motherboard: HP, 81B7
Antivirus: Windows Defender, Disabled

I have windows 10, Chrome browser and At&T Yahoo email. I have
been getting spam emails from below address and I just cannot block it,

I went to Yahoo settings and set up block and filter, I went to chrome browser and set up block, but I still keep getting spam emails from this above address. What else can I do to stop it from sending me spam emails?

I will appreciate your suggestions.

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In use B.T.Yahoo for my emails I have the main account and my wife has her account using her own log in details ie email address and password.The problem is she seems to get a lot of junk emails in her bulk in box yet I get hardly any.Tonight she had 185 junk emails in her bulk box.Why does she get them and not me and how do I prevent them.

Answer:Spam Emails

It seems as if you are already doing a fairly good job of avoiding them. Assuming that you have both been sensible with the format of your mail addresses -- johnsmith at must get tons of spam! -- then it is wise to be careful about where and to whom your addresses go.Either that or there is a filter active on her account but not on yours -- check your webmail settings.

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My wife keeps getting lots of emails most of which originate in America and all of them are trying to sell something.What is the best way to put a stop to these emails.We just came back from a weeks holiday and she had a 158 emails of which 155 were spam.Any advise appreciated

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Hi to you.I have my email addresses posted on my web site where they are found by trawlers. I get between 3 & 5 HUNDRED spam emails a DAY. My ISP marks nearly all of them as spam and I direct them to a seperate folder but still have to go through them because some legitimate emails are marked as smap and sent there too. I haven't found out how to stop them yet but will whatch this post to see if anyonr else has.Garry

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I just found out my hotmail account has been sending out spam emails to people on my contact list. So I tried reading up on it and it says that i'm probably infected or something. I tried running scans and all and found nothing. Just ran hijackthis and got the log for it. Not sure if anything is there, but if somebody could take a look that would be great. Also if anyone has any other suggestions that would be greatly appreciated.Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.4Scan saved at 10:05:24 PM, on 5/25/2010Platform: Windows 7 (WinNT 6.00.3504)MSIE: Internet Explorer v8.00 (8.00.7600.16385)Boot mode: NormalRunning processes:C:\Program Files (x86)\Pando Networks\Media Booster\PMB.exeC:\Program Files (x86)\Winamp\winampa.exeC:\Program Files (x86)\ASUS\TurboV\TurboV.exeC:\Program Files (x86)\Common Files\Java\Java Update\jusched.exeC:\Program Files (x86)\iTunes\iTunesHelper.exeC:\Program Files (x86)\Windows Live\Messenger\msnmsgr.exeC:\Program Files (x86)\Windows Live\Contacts\wlcomm.exeC:\Program Files (x86)\AIM\aim.exeC:\Program Files (x86)\Mozilla Firefox\firefox.exeC:\Program Files (x86)\uTorrent\uTorrent.exeC:\Program Files (x86)\Windows Live\Mail\wlmail.exeC:\Users\Greg\Downloads\HijackThis.exeR1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explor... Read more

Answer:Spam Emails

Nothing?===========Hello While we understand your frustration at having to wait, please note that Bleeping Computer deals with several hundred requests for assistance such as yours on a daily basis. As a result, our backlog is quite large as are other comparable sites that help others with malware issues. Although our MRT Team members work on hundreds of requests each day, they are all volunteers who work logs when they can and are able to do so. No one is paid by Bleeping Computer for their assistance to our members.Further, our malware removal staff is comprised of team members with various levels of skill and expertise to deal with thousands of malware variants, some more complex than others. Although we try to take DDS/HJT logs in order (starting with the oldest), it is often the skill level of the particular helper and sometimes the operating system that dictates which logs get selected first. Some infections are more complicated than others and require a higher skill level to remove. Without that skill level attempted removal could result in disastrous results. In other instances, the helper may not be familiar with the operating system that you are using, since they use another. In either case, neither of us want someone to assist you who is not familiar with your issue and attempt to fix it.We ask that once you have posted your log and are waiting, please DO NOT "bump" your thread or make further replies until it has been responded to by a member of the MRT ... Read more

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I am receiving over 200 junk emails every day mostly from Tesco ( not the real Tesco and Asda
is there a way to rid of them
I have tried various ways but to no avail
Using win 7 and BT internet
Thank's to all

Answer:over 200 spam emails every day

Does your ISP provide a filter spam service, or any way of selecting your own or rejecting incoming email. I use TalkTalk and they provide options.

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thank you very much pineman100,problem sorted

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My computer sent out today from my comcast email about 35 spam emails. Of course all my friends are mad at me thinking I ruined their computers. Any idea on how to check my pc to insure this does not happen again...Thanks James

Answer:spam emails

Hello, It is unlikely the infected PC is your own PC. It is however possible it?s the PC of one of your contacts who complains of receiving spam messages from you. This is probably what is known as Spoofing E-mail spoofing is the forgery of an e-mail header so that the message appears to have originated from someone or somewhere other than the actual source.You can change your email passwords and run this scan to see if there is malware.Next run MBAM (MalwareBytes):Please download Malwarebytes Anti-Malware and save it to your desktop.Download Link 1Download Link 2MBAM 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 mbam-setup.exe to install the application.
For instructions with screenshots, please refer to the How to use Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware Guide.When the installation begins, follow the prompts and do not make any changes to default settings.When installation has finished, make sure you leave both of these checked:Update Malwarebytes' Anti-MalwareLaunch Malwarebytes' Anti-MalwareThen click Finish.MBAM will automatically start and you will be asked to update the program before performing a scan.If an update is found, the program will automatically update itself. Press the OK... Read more

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Question: Spam emails

I use BT yahoo for my emails.I am the main account holder and my wife has her account with her own password.I do not have too many junk emails but my wife seems to get loads of them.Does anyone know the best solution to stop these junk emails.

Answer:Spam emails

You can use E-prompter.You can delete all the spam e-mails on there.all the other e-mails that you want to keep will be transferred to your normal e-mail account when you open here

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is it me or has there been a dramatic increase in the amount of spam emails going round over the last week or so, i've been getting everything from would i like to increase the size of my p***s (50 in one day) to loan consolidation, credit repair, bulk email addresses and some quiet unplesant ones. i use mailwasher to filter all these out but have noticed that on quiet a few that mailwasher can't bounce them as it tells me that the sender doesn't have a valid email address, the bulk of these appear to come from / addresses and others that you can tell are made up addresses. is any one else suffering as well.

Answer:spam emails

I could have written the post you made above, myself. I am suffering exactly the same problems. The amount of filth I am getting is unbelievable!My mistake was letting the b******s get a hold of two of my email addresses from newsgroup postings before I learned sense about disguising the real addresses!

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Question: Spam Emails


I have an exchange server setup in my office, which all works ok...(With the exception that I cannot send emails to hotmail users...So if you can help on that, please do!)

My problem is that two of my users seem to be sending spam to the rest of the users...Does any body have any idea how I can prevent this??

I have done spyware checks etc etc on each work station, even shut every work station off, rebuilt one with a new XP Install, but still getting spam. So its not being produced from the PCs. Can the server be producing this? Or is it coming from else where? If thats the case, can I do anything about it?

Thanks for the help in advance!

Answer:Spam Emails

Sorry to bump this!! But I really need a fix!! I am getting over 300 spam emails each day to one account!

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Hi to allA question,How can I stop rubbish emails every day from driving me round the bend?I get banks asking me to verify my details,do I want viagra,do I want my nether regions enlarging and so on.I get on average around 7 or 8 sometimes more a dayI sit and BLOCK SENDER with all of them but they seem to carry onI would be grateful for any advice that might help to stop this C--- coming throughKindest RegardsDakar

Answer:spam emails

The only real way is to change your email address, and then inform only your friends and people that you want to contact. I have three addresses. One for friends and family only. One for Banks and trusted institutions, and one which I use as default when I need to give out email addresses. Tis can be changed at any time I choose. I get no spam, but I stick to the rules I have outlined above.

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I have a Toshiba Satellite running Vista. I just sent an email to a friend and noticed it sent out emails to everyone in my address book, most came back failure but some made it across. I can type in the link that it sent them, but do not want to cause anyone here any harm. It looks to just be spam. My computer has been running slow the last week, so I ran a complete scan with no errors through AVG.

What should I do?

Thanks In Advance,

Answer:Emails were sent out with spam on their own???

hi,,,, notify your friends not to open any emails from that mail account as the spammers have it now and dont use it again. if your worried about infections then open a thread in the "am i infected" forum in security section and help will be given from the security experts,,,, in the mean time download this malware scanner,,, download the free version,,, (blue tab) update and full scan. how to use it in link below luck.

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Question: Spam Emails


My computer has recently started sending spam emails to various and random people from my contacts list. Can you help please ?


Answer:Spam Emails

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Question: Spam emails, why ?

Forgive my ignorance, could someone explain to me what are the benefits of sending spam emails ? I receive quite a lot now, I think this is because I opened one by mistake quite a while ago. Is it just for the sake of it or is there financial gain. One thing I do know is that they are a b' nusiance.cheers

Answer:Spam emails, why ?

Supposedly for the same reason you receive junk mail through normal post.Emails cost nothing to send, so only have to get a few positive responses from there advertising to make it pay.

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hi, i've been gettin these spam emails recently, and Ad-adware doesnt seem to be getting rid of it.Can you help me please, thanks! Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1Scan saved at 오후 9:21:09, on 2006-02-27Platform: Windows XP SP1 (WinNT 5.01.2600)MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP1 (6.00.2800.1106)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\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccEvtMgr.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exeC:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\VS7DEBUG\MDM.EXEC:\Program Files\Norton AntiVirus\navapsvc.exeC:\Program Files\Norton AntiVirus\AdvTools\NPROTECT.EXEC:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exeC:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXEC:\WINDOWS\System32\ctfmon.exeC:\Program Files\Nokia\Nokia PC Suite 6\LaunchApplication.exeC:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccApp.exeC:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\Security Center\UsrPrmpt.exeC:\Program Files\Common Files\Real\Update_OB\realsched.exeC:\Program Files\Java\jre1.5.0_04\bin\jusched.exeC:\WINDOWS... Read more

Answer:Hjt...getting Spam Emails Please Help

Hello and Welcome. Please subscribe to this thread to get immediate notification of replies as soon as they are posted. Please read this post completely before begining the fix. If there's anything that you do not understand, kindly ask your questions before proceeding. Please ensure that there aren't any any opened browsers when you are carrying out the procedures below. Save the following instructions in Notepad as this webpage would not be available when you're carrying out the fix. * * * * * * ADDITIONAL DOWNLOADS * * * * * * * * * * * * * *Download & install CleanUp.exe (not recommended for WinXP64)) Download and install Ewido Security SuiteWhen installing, under "Additional Options", uncheck - Install background guardHave Ewido update itself & then exit the program.If you are having problems with the updater, you can use this link to manually update Ewido'UNPLUG'/DISCONNECT your computer from the Internet when you have finished downloading. It is IMPORTANT that you don't miss a step & perform everything in the correct order/sequence. * * * * * * FIXING ENTRIES WITH HIJACKTHIS * * * * * * * * * * Do a HijackThis scan & place a check next to these items and select "Fix checked": F3 - REG:win.ini: load=C:\WINDOWS\System32\usrinit.exeF2 - REG:system.ini: UserInit=userinit.exeO4 - HKLM\..\Run: [winabc] rundll32.exe C:\DOCUME~1\Chansong\LOCALS~1\Temp\svchost.dll,InstallLaunchEvO18 - Filter... Read more

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Question: spam emails

I am currently receiving 100's of returned emails from mail delivery or post master failure to deliver as they all have my user address-how can I stop them, I havent sent them?

Answer:spam emails

Someone spoofed your address - it will die out soon enough.It's a pain but there little to help.

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I am trying to help an acquaintance clean up her machine. About a week ago she started to get complaints from people that she communicates with via e-mail, that they were receiving e-mail messages from her that from their content it was clear that she hadn't intentionally sent. And about the same time, she herself received several bounced messages, that she hadn't sent. All of the recipients and all of the bounced messages were sent to people that were in her address book. She uses an AOL account for her e-mail.

She had already attempted to find the cause with the Norton virus scanner and with Spybot, turning up nothing other than a few tracking cookies. I installed a couple of other scan tools (Malewarebytes and SuperAntiSpyware), neither of which found anything.

So, she has either a very well hidden virus or rootkit, or we're barking up the wrong tree.

Below are the results of scans with HJT, DDS and GMER. I don't see anything obvious in any of them. But the GMER scan apparently didn't complete normally (see below) and all I have to show for it is a very small log file, which looks like it didn't find anything.

Some expert help would be much appreciated. In particular, is it possible that someone has harvested her address book, but that her machine isn't the source of the messages that were sent?

The HJT log follows:

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.4
Scan saved at 1:22:14 PM, on 02/04/11
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Answer:Machine apparently sending spam

I probably should have mentioned that I did the HJT scan when I went over to look at the problem, and subsequent to that I did some general clean-up of the machine. Mostly disabling (but not uninstalling) a bunch of start-up programs. So there are prpbably some differences between the HJT log and the DDS log that are attributable to the clean-up.

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I have spam emails going out from my exchange 2010 server. it is not an open relay. I had run spyware scans on the network and everything looks clean now. but I still find some spam emails in the queue which have the following info in the properties
Identity: *******-EXC\562\1371
Subject: Undeliverable: Reminder: Lowest prices this week
Internet Message ID: <[email protected]********>
From Address: <>
Status: Ready
Size (KB): 5
Message Source Name: DSN
Source IP:
SCL: -1
Date Received: 26/03/2013 21:20:35
Expiration Time: 28/03/2013 21:20:35
Last Error: 400 4.4.7 Message delayed
Queue ID: *****-EXC\562
Recipients:  [email protected]
can anybody help me find the source of this email please. my ip is getting blacklisted because of these emails.
Thanks and Regards


Answer:Spam emails going out from exchange2010

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I work for a charity and something has got into us. We are getting loads of spam (100 this morning) I am running Spamfighter and using a message rule to divert all the messages marked SPAM by Wanadoo so that most of it goes into a spam folder but it is still a nuisance and time waster and a lot of it is downright objectionable.A lot of them refer to failed emails that our computer is sending to random addresses.Is the only answer to change our email address? We are reluctant to do this due to the difficulty of notifying everyone who needs to email us.All help gratefully received. Spell it out carefully please. I'm not a whiz-kid.Ernest

Answer:I got 100 spam emails this morning

everyone nearly is getting them, there is little you can do other than what you are doing.

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Hi all,
Recently Avast came up with an error message mentioning my email, but it disappeared and now when I try sending emails to any of my known contacts i get the following (contact emails not written):

" A message that you sent could not be delivered to one or more of its recipients. This is a permanent error. The following address(es) failed:

[email protected]
SMTP error from remote mail server after RCPT TO:<[email protected]>:
host []: 550-5.7.0 [] black listed by #525 (o74Iv6223132369400)
550 5.7.0 If you think your message was rejected in error, forward this message to [email protected], and then call 18887486720 x899


A message that you sent could not be delivered to one or more of its recipients. This is a permanent error. The following address(es) failed:

[email protected]
SMTP error from remote mail server after RCPT TO:<[email protected]>:
host []: 550-"JunkMail rejected - [] is in an
550 RBL, see Blocked - see"

I went to the spam cop website, but I dont understand much of what it was suggesting, neither do I understand anything on the microsoft help website to do with this.
This is very urgent, as I use this email for work and right now I cannot send any emails.


Davide Ellis
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Answer:Cannot send emails due to spam?

No matter how much you understand or don't understand you will probably need the help of your ISP or email provider to get this straightened out. So call one or the other, and please let us know how you make out.

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I use Outlook Express with SpamBully.
Everytime I check my email, I get several spam emails which are directed straightly in the trash.
What I would like to do is not even get those emails, I don't even want to have them delivered in the trash, is it possible?
Or at least, that they get erased at once as soon as they go to the recicle bin.
Does a tweak like this exist?

- second question: in OE, is it possible to set the quote style in this way?

> blah
> blah
> blah

rather than having the annoying black vertical lines on the side?

thank you

Answer:how to not even see junk spam emails?

Since I don't get much spam, I'll skip to the 2nd question:
second question: in OE, is it possible to set the quote style in this way?Click to expand...

If you are using Plain Text - yes. OE->Tools->Options->Send Tab.
Plain Text Button-> you are given 3 choices there.


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My name is being used in spam emails to my accounts - see below for the form of the email my friends are receiving.
My name is in the 'from' field, but the email address is not mine - it is an unknown person's Yahoo email address.
I really need this to be fixed as emails are being sent to my clients.
I signed up to a Yahoo forum a few days ago and created a Yahoo email address - maybe the problem started there. I also use Facebook and it may have started there.
Thanks for your help!

From: My name [mailto: an unknown yahoo address]
Sent: Thursday, 7 February 2013 3:02 AM
To: My friend's email
Subject: very good!

hi (my friend's name)
http:// link to unknown file

Answer:Solved: My name used in spam emails

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I get a spam message every day in my inbox to invalid emails. I have my web domain's mail forwarded to my gmail account, and the spam is being sent to addresses that don't exist - like [email protected] and [email protected] I don't have these addresses. The message reads:We email advertise your charity organization to 7500000 people, free. it in code so address won't hyper link)Looking at the original email, the link doesn't have any other code.Whois info says this:Organisation Name.... liu feng Organisation Address. guang zhou Organisation Address. Organisation Address. guang zhou Organisation Address. 321000 Organisation Address. GD Organisation Address. CNIs there any way to stop these from coming in?

Answer:Spam Going To Invalid Emails

There is not realy much you can do about that.. The only thing you can do is to have gmail remove these emails upon receipt. If you give me an example I can write something for it..

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I work for a small butcher who has 18 workstations, a combination of Windows XP Pro and Windows 7 Pro. At least 1 of these PCs has an infection of some kind that is generating thousands of emails each night and queing them on the mail server.

Currently these are the tools i have used to scan all 18 PCs:
AVG Free or MSE

In addition to these tools, on the workstation that we think is the problem (Win 7 Pro) i have used:
McAfee Stinger.exe
Trojan Killer
Rogue Killer

I have found some infection with these tools on most PC, rangeing from Tracking Cookies in AVG to 2-3 hidden system32 services but i am still to find the infected PC('s) as the emails are still being generated.

Im not sure what other information is required or where to go from here. Can you please point me in the right direction.


Answer:Nightly Spam Emails

Please close thread as issue has been sorted.

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Emails from someone I've been emailing with for over 8 years are now suddenly being put into my SPAM folder. How can I fix this? I didn't change any settings on my email. I've already gone into one of her emails and clicked on More, then Filter, then move any emails that come from her email address to Inbox but they continue to be put into SPAM folder.

Answer:SPAM settings for emails

I find on occasion, and for no apparent logical cause/reason, that yahoo dumps perfectly good, sound, safe email into the spam box. It does this intermittently and will let one email through into my inbox, and dumps another into spam; yet both are from the same sender and account, and may even be just minutes apart in transmission.This applies to yahoo mail itself, and also to and even its replacement - which is still switching all accounts over to That was halted over year ago as the whole transfer was a total mess; passwords lost on servers, or deemed incorrect - even temp password given by bt! As in previous posts here, I seriously doubt that yahoo will survive in the long term. It's become a mess; poor to atrocious tech support; constant failures of mail and messenger servers; varable functionality across Mac OS X, and iOS; and also windows at times. Sometimes it work OK then later it doesn't and then it does again; and so on...So the changes/renewal your sender made may be pure coincidence, or may have been necessary due to yahoo screwing up their systems - again!message edited by trvlr

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SPAM emails are now banned in UK and can lead to a fine of 5,000 unless the sender can prove they have a customer relation to them. Not sure if those emails with click here to unsubscribe would count?


Answer:SPAM emails banned in UK !

And seeing as 90% of spam is Sent from the US which doesnt come under this "law" thats another Great idea from our bunch of overpaid incompetants.


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Question: Spam-junk emails

The vast majority of it comes from the usa.......its about time they<

Answer:Spam-junk emails

I've noticed a spam increase over the last week or so.

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For months I have been getting spam emails at a yahoo address. They all go into my bulk folder and I believe that I heard a long time ago that it's caused by a worm. Well, this morning I got a couple of these spam emails in my inbox. Do the spam emails in my bulk folder mean that I have a virus? If so, what can I do to get rid of it? Even if it's not a virus, what can I do to stop these spam emails? Below is an example of the types of emails I get:

[email protected] YourFullCoverageLifeInsurance/In-10min Dawarhameed Himitsu 8/17/2005 Wed 08/17 2k

DreamCruiseVaction GetYourFreeDreamCruiseFor2 Dawarhameed Himitsu 8/17/2005 Wed 08/17 3k

[email protected] DoYou KnowWhat YourCredit Score Is-Dawarhameed Himitsu 8/17/2005 Wed 08/17 3k

Marco Featured Small-Cap Company Wed 08/17 7k

[email protected] GetYourYearSupplyOfPizzaFree-Dawarhameed Himitsu 8/17/2005 Wed 08/17 2k

YourSonyLaptop Dawarhameed Himitsu ClaimYourComplimentaryLaptopNow hour's Wed 08/17 2k

[email protected] Go Shopping Wed 08/17 4k

[email protected] Call 1~800.940.4948 Ext. 9064 today Dawarhameed Himitsu delightful Wed 08/17 3k

[email protected] Cialis Softtahh Wed 08/17 1k

[email protected] GetFreeGasForAYear Dawarhameed Himitsu 8/17/2005 Wed 08/17 2k

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Answer:Spam Emails = Viruses?

The more you give out your e-mail address, the more spam you will receive. It is as simple as that. Spam e-mail's are not virus' per say. But be most cautious of opening them. It is always best to not open any un-solicited spam e-mails. They then know that they have found a legitmate address. In the worst cases, these can be laden with virus'. The one that have an attachment, are the ones to be most concerned about. Also, do not ever click on the unsubscribe link at the bottom of spam e-mails. That will verify that your e-mail addres is legit too. Spam e-mailer's trade and sell e-mail address', which multiplies the amount of spam you receive. Take my word on that. I have been there. I was receiving hundreds of spam e-mails daily. To where I had to trash an e-mail address. And start fresh.It is a good idea to have at the very least two e-mail addy's. One for personal use and one as a throw away address. I use my second one for all correspondence that I am not quite sure about. Such as entering contests or anything related to a site (I am not quite sure about) that requires my e-mail address being submitted. That way personal e-mails and others that might bring in spam, are not mixed together. If I am registering a trusted product (program) or registering on a trusted site. I use my personal one. Treat spam as if it were a stranger knocking on your door. Now you would not open the door to a stranger, would you. In order to prevent getting an e-mail virus, just do not ever open... Read more

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Hello all, let me first just say hi, as i'm new, and it would be rude not to...

I run several websites, each with their own domain names, and so have alot of email addresses to deal with. I decided to use Mozilla Thunderbird to collect and sort my mail from all the mailboxes.

Most of the mailboxes are on one server, bar two, but most email comes through from re-directs set up with 123-reg where the domain names for the other sites have been bought from (because its obviously cheaper). All mail is sent through one server.

Now to present a professional image, if i need to send or reply to mail from one website i use the websites contact email address which is a re-direct, not a real inbox, as the 'From' and 'Reply-to' headers. (Please say if i'm not explaining this clearly)

My problem is that when this is done email is then considered spam by some service providers (Hotmail, to name one) is there any way to stop this? A better way to send them? Or do I have to buy inboxes for all the websites?

Ta muchly

Answer:Emails being recognised as spam!!

If you can prove that they are legit you can get them whitelisted, but since they are redirected through 123-reg (I am assuming that entire domain is blaclisted) you may be out of luck.

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i noticed last night that i sent an email to all of my contacts, some spam mail of course. I did did a few scans with both updated AVG antivirus and Malwarebytes without any luck. :/ i just changed my hotmail password but i wanted to know if you guys could give me advice about it. Here's the spam email i sent We are a large wholesaler who mainly sell electrical product ,such as digital cameras, mobile, LCD TV, Laptops, Digital Video, Mp4, GPS, etc.The quality of our products is the best, our service is perfect, and our price is the best,the speed of our shipping is very fast.You can buy for your end use or sale . We're always be your side to support the best service.our contact information as below :WEB: <<>>So sorry for any inconvenience caused.Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1Scan saved at 5:38:07 PM, on 04/04/2011Platform: Unknown Windows (WinNT 6.01.3504)MSIE: Unable to get Internet Explorer version!Running processes:C:\Program Files (x86)\iTunes\iTunesHelper.exeC:\Program Files (x86)\Mozilla Firefox\firefox.exeC:\Program Files (x86)\Mozilla Firefox\plugin-container.exeC:\Program Files (x86)\Hijackthis\HijackThis.exeR0 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Search,SearchAssistant = R0 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Search,CustomizeSearch = F2 - REG:system.ini: UserInit=userinit.exeO2 - BHO: Windows Live ID Sign-in Helper ... Read more

Answer:sending spam emails

We do not analyze HijackThis logs in this forum. Please see the rules at the top of this topic.

As for your hack, were the emails that were sent found in your Sent folder in hotmail? If so, then the account itself was hacked and changing the password should resolve it.

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Question: Latest emails spam

Here are the latest spam emails that I have received in my gmail Spam box :
From [email protected]

Your friend Earn an accredited degree, accepted and recognized worldwide, for as little as $299 in just 10 days! (.) has recommended this site to you, and sends you the following message:

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~No classes or tests required
~100% legal loophole
~Fully verifiable
~Express despatch

Interested? Contact us: [email protected]


From : Erlinda Pesodas [email protected]

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Want to know the NuUMBER 1 reason why automated, software products
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It's because each time you click that download button you go into it
with a mindset that you're going to be an instant MILLIONAIRE... filthy, rich as the secret group of pro-affiliates exposed here:


You need to understand...


You get lied to, cheated, and scammed by damn gurus...

And then you LET THEM do it all over again!

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Answer:Latest emails spam

Sometimes from careless contacts which were spammed or infected. but i was never tricked by them.

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Something has got through onto my pc, and is sending out emails with links to people in my address book.
It started at 1.20pm today, and has so far sent about 30 emails.
The links all vary slightly but basically take you to sites that sell medicines.
Any ideas on how to stop this, as I scanned last night and all came back clear and ok.

Answer:Pc sending out spam emails

I very much doubt that your Pc is originating these but it is more likely that someone has got hold of your e-mail address and is spoofing that they are from you. Regret that this is fairly typical and very difficult to stop without changing e-mail address. Is this hotmail? If so change password.
Download and run Malwarebytes Free version and run that. Also do a thorough anti-virus scan.

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I got a call from my service provider and my computer has been sending out 350,000 emails a day from my computer since the 16th of feb.

I have tried everything in my knowledge to remove this virus but it seems to slip through all the software i have used. I have used Malware Bytes, AVG, Spybot search and destroy, all virus's found were removed with a shredder.

I did this and called my service provider again and my machine is still spamming..

really need some help otherwise my internet will be suspended !


Answer:Spam Emails being sent from my computer. please help !!

I also noticed a lot of forums asking for a log file from hijack this so heres mine
Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
Hope extra info can help with a solution !!

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Running Windows 7 on a Mesh computer, I get my normal share of spam but yesterday I got over 300 emails to my in box which all seemed to be warnings that emails have not been able to be delivered. None of the 300 odd emails had started life on my computer. Today, another 3oo odd emails, but this time they were mostly offering me child porn, which I had NOT requested! I am getting duplicate emails on my smartphone, which takes ages to get rid although I suspect there may be a way of block deleting that I haven't stumbled on (Android).
Can anyone tell me what is going on and why I am being targeted in this way. Oh, and how to stop them! I use Kaspersky anti-virus which doesn't seem to be interested.

Answer:Help. Hundreds of spam emails

It may well be that a friend or colleague with you in his/her address book has had a virus attack so you may wish to pursue that line of enquiry as the attacked pc will need to be "cleaned up "

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I have getting hit with bogus emails saying it is a question from ebay on one my emasils accounts. It has been annoying but tolerable. I had it all stop and that account just about. I signed up for fastmail to try and divert some of it also. I was bounce the emails and now I think I have pissed them off.

But now it got ahold of my other email address and I got 300 emails just a minute a go. What do I do? I have AVG and Zone alarm installed.

Answer:Getting Hammered With Spam Emails

E-mail spam OverviewHow spam worksYou?ve Got Spam: How to "Can" Unwanted EmailTips on avoiding junk e-mail (spam)

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Every now and again, legitimate emails in my Outlook Express inbox are marked as SPAM (in capitals) and this preceeded and followed by 3 asterisks. Has anyone any idea what program may be inserting? Not a major problem but it niggles. Thanks, Mac

Answer:emails marked as spam

I have the same problem myself and it's escalating........many are the same porn site as well......I have tried to block and filter using message rules and the words spam in capitals, small letters and with and without the asterixes but 95 new spam porn messages arrived in my inbox from wamadoo today.blocking using certain words is useless as they put a string of random words in the message body to make it harder to block them.i now have a blocked senders list of hundereds but as they come from different addreses I can go on forever.anyone got any ideas of how to block them using the ***SPAM*** prefix put on them by wanadoo as I can't seem to be able to make it work

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Moved to Vista, sorry

Answer:Computer just sent out spam emails by itself????

A sinlge scan is of limited use. Maybe check out the Am I Infected section of the forums for more help.

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I keep getting emails from my own email they appear to be from Brazil. (i've seen emails in my spam that are from a .br extension and look similar to this) This email account is just forwarded to my new email and not used to actually email anything, just for old accounts. I have changed the password on that account at least 10 times, the emails don't stop even after i change the password so i'm assuming it's cloned. Just want these emails to stop. Any help would be appreciated!

Answer:Spam Emails From My Own Email

Is there an "Unsubscribe" link at the bottom of the emails? If you unsubscribe, they have to honor that request and the emails will stop. It may take a few days though and you may still get emails from their "partners". You'll have to unsubscribe from each one.

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I have a gmail account for several years but I have very junk email in my spam folder always, I have searched to find where they can find my email address and clear them, but steel I have over hundred spam email in a week.

also when I send a email to some one, he told me my mail goes to his junk folder, But I am not email spammer and may be I have send 5-6 email every week.

what I should do for solving this problems ?

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This has actually been happening for a little while. This is my mother's computer and I will try to help her. I thought that I had fixed the email issue, just by changing her password. But then she received bounced mail-return notice a few weeks later. And after looking it appears it has started sending out emails again. I do not know if it is coming from her computer or just from someone knowing her email information. It looks like it sends to everyone in her addy book. And only about once a week or so. My sister actually got an email and clicked the link and said it was for a pharmacy company.

My mother's World of Warcraft account was also hacked. Which leads me to believe she has some kind of keylogger. She has not shared her information with anyone, nor has she ever gone to a gold-site. BUT, my nephew was playing on her computer and did go to some free-gaming sites and who-knows where else??

She is hardwired into the router but is getting latency of 1500-2k at times, mostly in the evenings. During this same time, I will be sitting at 40 latency. This high latency has really just started for her since her account was hacked. We are waiting on authenticators from Blizzard, but in the mean time, I would like to get her computer clean.
I ran a hjt on her comp and will post if requested. She has a Windows XP service pack 3. Thanks for any advice and let me know if/when I should post the HJT information.


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Question: Spam & Junk emails

New question. I am being overwhwlmed by junk email. Spam, phishing etc. I am using McAfee, mostly 'cause it came with my computer. It dumps 99 percent of it into junk mail but I'd rather not receive it. Is there any way of setting filters or whatever else to block this rubbish before it hits my computer?

Answer:Spam & Junk emails

MailWasher works great.

There is the free version and the paid Pro version that does more.

But what is good is you can delete the spam without having to download it so the spam never get to your computer.

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Some thing or some one is sending spam emails (for Viagra) to all my email contacts, almost evey other day. They even come from me. It has become a nusance to all my friends. What is the easiest way to solve this problem...with out having to be a computer genius...or what options do I have

Answer:Spam emails are sent through my e-address.

Very simply, modify your credentials. Remember, passwords should not be susceptible to dictionary or brute-force attacks, this means include Upper/Lower chars, numbers and special chars.Normally, this kind of attack has been because your credentials are either easy to guess, have been phished or have been scraped from somewhere.

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i've been getting the usual crap from DHL & UPS for months now, at least 2 per day, but recently my inbox is being flooded with them, this time FedEx is making an flooded, i mean 400+ per day!!!it's got beyond being annoying and i need to know how i can actually block these ip's or whatever from even hitting the server.i use incredimail and they are all filtered as junk, but i have to wait till it sorts out all that rubbish before i can even view my legit emails....takes about 15 mins:(Windows 7 x64Intel(R) Core(TM)2 Duo CPU E8500 @ 4.1GHzATI Radeon HD48708GB OCZ Platinum 10662x Samsung 1TB Spinpoint F1

Answer:Numerous spam emails

Just a hunch. Type your email address in google. If it finds it then that is the reason for the junk email.Always pop back and let us know the outcome - thanks

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Every time I post anything on craigslist (car parts, guitar parts ect) I get a bunch of emails from a bunch of supposedly "horny" women that want me to join some dating cam bull-shizzle website. We all know that these are really spammers, and I assume they use some type of bot to pump out these emails. My question is, could there a way these emails can be traced and maybe the accounts hacked and screwed up? Maybe even a virus sent to them that will make their computers literally explode? (a little wishful thinking there)I've sworn my vengeance against these basterds and I'd like it to be good. lol

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I?m having some issues with my desktop that I think is caused by a virus or spyware.

Spam emails are constantly being sent from my machine. I know this because Norton scans my outgoing mail and brings up messages about not being able to deliver the message. It?s so bad that I can?t effectively use the internet from the infected machine or any other machine on my network because the outgoing mail is taking all the bandwidth.

I have performed the 5 steps before posting a log and I still seem to be having the same problem.

Below is my HiJack log and attached is the extra.txt and the report from the Panda scan. Thanks for any assistance you can provide ?

Deckard's System Scanner v20071014.68
Run by Louis Curti on 2007-12-02 10:49:37
Computer is in Normal Mode.

-- System Restore --------------------------------------------------------------

Successfully created a Deckard's System Scanner Restore Point.

-- Last 5 Restore Point(s) --
11: 2007-12-02 18:49:43 UTC - RP14 - Deckard's System Scanner Restore Point
10: 2007-12-01 23:04:41 UTC - RP13 - Software Distribution Service 3.0
9: 2007-12-01 21:31:18 UTC - RP12 - Software Distribution Service 3.0
8: 2007-12-01 21:22:10 UTC - RP11 - Removed The Sims Superstar
7: 2007-12-01 04:38:51 UTC - RP10 - Installed SUPERAntiSpyware Free Edition

-- First Restore Point --
1: 2007-11-27 05:30:45 UTC - RP4 - Installed Syma... Read more

Answer:Spam emails being automatically sent


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how can i stop Spami keep getting porn emailsnot a lot but i dont want them

Answer:unwanted emails (Spam)

What security software are you running? If it has an anti-spam facility, have you turned this on?If you haven't got this facility, click here

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Hi guys,
My Names Jason I work as an IT manager for an animation company, I'm having an issue with what seems to be a spam virus that doesn't appear to be sending from the computer that it looks like its coming from. there's a clever bit of code in the header that spoofs the sender I've done a whois lookup on the originating IP address and it goes to an ISP in the United Arab Emirates. it seems that who ever clicks on the spam link is then infected and there contact list is exposed to the spammer to use while at the same time spoofing the name of the recipient who opened the email. I've pasted a copy of one of the headers below, the is my mail server and I've removed any contact information of my company email addresses and replaced them with * for security. any help on stopping these would be a missive help! sorry if I've posted in the wrong section or anything im new to this forum. Thanks in advance!

Received: from ([])
with hMailServer ; Mon, 16 Jan 2012 11:25:01 +0000
Received: from BLU0-SMTP189 ([]) by with Microsoft SMTPSVC(6.0.3790.4675);
Mon, 16 Jan 2012 03:24:52 -0800
X-Originating-IP: []
X-Originating-Email: [******]
Message-ID: <[email protected]>
Return-Path: ******
Received: from [] ([]) by BLU0-... Read more

Answer:spoofed spam emails


I'm not quite sure I understand, do you think it's originating from your own machines or not?

regards myrti

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Yesterday my gmail sent out about 40 emails by itself. The email subject is "Fwd:", and the content is just one link "". I can see those emails in the "sent mail" in my gmail. 
I suspect these emails were sent by my desktop, as it is the only place where my gmail is set up in outlook (the other place is my android phone). I didn't see any sent emails in outlook's sent folder. I have changed my gmail password. 
I have used Malwarebytes and Norton, no virus was detected. Your help is highly appreciated. 

DDS (Ver_2012-11-20.01) - NTFS_x86 
Internet Explorer: 8.0.6001.18702  BrowserJavaVersion: 10.7.2
Run by jli at 22:23:30 on 2013-02-15
Microsoft Windows XP Professional  5.1.2600.3.936.86.1033.18.2303.1429 [GMT -5:00]
AV: Norton Security Suite *Enabled/Updated* {E10A9785-9598-4754-B552-92431C1C35F8}
FW: Norton Security Suite *Enabled* 
============== Running Processes ================
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Intuit\Update Service v4\IntuitUpdateService.exe
C:\Program Files\Java\jre7\bin\jqs.exe
C:\Program Files\Norton Security Suite\Engine\\ccSvcHst.exe
C:\Program Files\TomTom HOME 2\TomTomHOMEService.exe
C:\Program Files\Norton Security Suite\Engine\\ccSvcHst.exe
C:\Documents and Settings\jli\Local Settings\Ap... Read more

Answer:computer sent spam emails

Hello and welcome to BleepingComputer. I am The Dark Knight and will be assisting you. Please ask questions if anything is unclear.  Please follow these instructions to run ComboFix.exe. Please visit this webpage for download links and instructions for running this tool:* Ensure you have disabled all anti virus and anti malware programs so they do not interfere with the running of ComboFix (CF).Please go here to see a list of programs that need to be disabled.**Note: Do not mouseclick ComboFix's window while it's running. That may cause it to stall.****Note 2: If you get a message saying "Illegal operation attempted on a registry key that has been marked for deletion", please restart your computer.**Please include the C:\ComboFix.txt in your next reply for further review.

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My computer is sending emails to everyone in my AOL address book. I've run McAfee and Spybot. Nothing found.

Any suggestions?

Answer:My PC is sending spam emails

I would run MBAM first and then run SUPERAntiSpyware next. It's possible that either spyware or malware has gotten past your antivirus software.

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