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FactorVIII

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computer being used to spam email to other people
« on: September 07, 2004, 04:47:28 PM »
my computer is being used to spam email to other people. Please help!

Raptor

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Re: computer being used to spam email to other peo
« Reply #1 on: September 08, 2004, 10:46:00 AM »
Please Read This First - Viruses & Spyware

Install:

  • Adware remover
  • Virus scanner
  • Firewall


You should run both Virus and Adware scanner to remove any objects that allow other people to connect to your PC and install the Firewall to stop them from doing so now and in the future.

Read these security and Internet related articles to learn more:


How Stuff Works - Security Channel

How Stuff Works - Internet Channel

Gibson Research Corporation
« Last Edit: September 08, 2004, 10:49:54 AM by Raptor »

Xemus

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Re: computer being used to spam email to other peo
« Reply #2 on: September 08, 2004, 01:07:20 PM »
What kind of spam is it generating? Are they viral? Most viruses now replicate and spoof the sender's address in the process, so that the emails appear to be coming from friends. If this is the case, you may not be the infected one (I'm NOT saying you shouldn't still scan and verify either way), but someone who has you on their contact list may be infected.

It's worth a try to send out a quick email to warn your friends to make sure they have updated antivirus installed and have performed a full system scan. This is always a good warning.