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Essexgirl On August 30, 2009




Cornwall, United Kingdom
#1New Post! Aug 30, 2009 @ 11:09:22
Hello, I'm new on here and I'm wondering if anyone can help?

My hotmail email account has been sending (from me) about six emails per night without my permission to my entire address book, some rubbish about a great new website (nothing malicious), but still very concerning and I suspect someone is hosting off my computer or I have a trojan?. Can anyone help me with advice of how to deal with this, or should I get my computer checked out and cleaned professionally?.

Please help, anyone that knows what to do.

Thanks.
deeFXCKINGjay On January 21, 2012
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, Kazakhstan
#2New Post! Aug 30, 2009 @ 11:13:34
Naah. It'll just be spam. Some companies choose random e-mail addresses and advertise to them. There'll be an option somewhere to block e-mail from certain addresses.
mike_n_manda On April 05, 2016




, United Kingdom
#3New Post! Aug 30, 2009 @ 11:14:14
@Essexgirl Said

Hello, I'm new on here and I'm wondering if anyone can help?

My hotmail email account has been sending (from me) about six emails per night without my permission to my entire address book, some rubbish about a great new website (nothing malicious), but still very concerning and I suspect someone is hosting off my computer or I have a trojan?. Can anyone help me with advice of how to deal with this, or should I get my computer checked out and cleaned professionally?.

Please help, anyone that knows what to do.

Thanks.



what you could try doing is change your password everyday for a week or so , i know it will be a pain, but it might help. if that doesnt work you need to scan your pc with "advanced system care" you can download if free and will will scan and clean everything on your pc, you may just have a spyware, i dont think it will be a trojan virus, they tend to do alot more than send a few emails. let me know if you need a link for the download.....mike
deeFXCKINGjay On January 21, 2012
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, Kazakhstan
#4New Post! Aug 30, 2009 @ 11:15:48
@mike_n_manda Said

what you could try doing is change your password everyday for a week or so , i know it will be a pain, but it might help. if that doesnt work you need to scan your pc with "advanced system care" you can download if free and will will scan and clean everything on your pc, you may just have a spyware, i dont think it will be a trojan virus, they tend to do alot more than send a few emails. let me know if you need a link for the download.....mike



Spyware tends to send pop-ups on your computer. Not your e-mail.
mike_n_manda On April 05, 2016




, United Kingdom
#5New Post! Aug 30, 2009 @ 11:19:54
@deefXckingjay Said

Spyware tends to send pop-ups on your computer. Not your e-mail.



spyware is exactly how it sounds, it can remember passwords and such and send info on to whoever wants it, most of them like you say are just popups, but you can get tracking spyware that can aslo duplicate bank details ect...mike
mike_n_manda On April 05, 2016




, United Kingdom
#6New Post! Aug 30, 2009 @ 11:22:38
Spyware
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Spyware is a type of malware that is installed on computers and that collects information about users without their knowledge. The presence of spyware is typically hidden from the user. Typically, spyware is secretly installed on the user's personal computer. Sometimes, however, spywares such as keyloggers are installed by the owner of a shared, corporate, or public computer on purpose in order to secretly monitor other users.

justa small section on spyware for you to check out....mike
deeFXCKINGjay On January 21, 2012
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, Kazakhstan
#7New Post! Aug 30, 2009 @ 11:25:47
@mike_n_manda Said

spyware is exactly how it sounds, it can remember passwords and such and send info on to whoever wants it, most of them like you say are just popups, but you can get tracking spyware that can aslo duplicate bank details ect...mike



Sorry man, It's still early and I was thinking of adware.
mike_n_manda On April 05, 2016




, United Kingdom
#8New Post! Aug 30, 2009 @ 11:36:22
@deefXckingjay Said

Sorry man, It's still early and I was thinking of adware.



no probs matey...mike
Jape On September 11, 2009




, United Kingdom
#9New Post! Aug 30, 2009 @ 11:43:16
@Essexgirl Said

Hello, I'm new on here and I'm wondering if anyone can help?

My hotmail email account has been sending (from me) about six emails per night without my permission to my entire address book, some rubbish about a great new website (nothing malicious), but still very concerning and I suspect someone is hosting off my computer or I have a trojan?. Can anyone help me with advice of how to deal with this, or should I get my computer checked out and cleaned professionally?.

Please help, anyone that knows what to do.

Thanks.


Type "Recent reports of Account hijacks" (without the quotes) into google. There is an article on windowslivehelp, that's the article you need to read. I can't link directly to it, as I'm new here myself. The article suggests that it could be some kind of worm/virus, and gives appropriate links in the article to get you sorted.
Essexgirl On August 30, 2009




Cornwall, United Kingdom
#10New Post! Aug 30, 2009 @ 11:44:52
Thank you Mike - I will try that very good advice. If you could let me have that link anyway, that would be great.

Thanks again

xx
Essexgirl On August 30, 2009




Cornwall, United Kingdom
#11New Post! Aug 30, 2009 @ 15:53:38
Wow, you've been so helpful - I will definitely try that. I did find that link you previously said about and downloaded it. It did a scan and found a fair bit that needed sorting, which it did. It's the only software I've found that was 'actually' free, unlike a lot of it that says it is, and then wants you to register and pay up.

You've been an absolute star - thanks you so much!. I will try your latest suggestion, as it intrigues me, and we all want to keep our computers clean, eh.

Thanks again Mike

With kindest regards - Denise x
GeneticAnomaly On May 25, 2020
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, United Kingdom
#12New Post! Aug 30, 2009 @ 15:56:54
@Essexgirl Said

Wow, you've been so helpful - I will definitely try that. I did find that link you previously said about and downloaded it. It did a scan and found a fair bit that needed sorting, which it did. It's the only software I've found that was 'actually' free, unlike a lot of it that says it is, and then wants you to register and pay up.

You've been an absolute star - thanks you so much!. I will try your latest suggestion, as it intrigues me, and we all want to keep our computers clean, eh.

Thanks again Mike

With kindest regards - Denise x


Brilliant .... I love these genuine 'thank you' posts. Well done Mike ... showing the true spirit of TFS.
sweetheart5545 On November 06, 2013




, Florida
#13New Post! Aug 30, 2009 @ 15:57:21
@Essexgirl Said

Hello, I'm new on here and I'm wondering if anyone can help?

My hotmail email account has been sending (from me) about six emails per night without my permission to my entire address book, some rubbish about a great new website (nothing malicious), but still very concerning and I suspect someone is hosting off my computer or I have a trojan?. Can anyone help me with advice of how to deal with this, or should I get my computer checked out and cleaned professionally?.

Please help, anyone that knows what to do.

Thanks.


I had that virus on my computer last week,it took all day to get it off
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