hotmail sent spam automatically using my contact list

Discussion in 'Computer Security' started by emejia, Mar 29, 2010.

  1. emejia

    emejia Guest

    On Mar 28, to my surprise, as i was using Windows Live mail, the program
    started sending spam mails to all members in my contact list. The sender's
    name was mine (must've been a trojan virus), the Subject was a weird name
    which appeared to be randomly generated, and the body of the name consisted
    of an htm message which seemed to lead to a Canadian site hat sells generic
    medicines. One e-mail spam was sent for every 10 or so addresses in my
    contact list. The Subject of each spam would be different (again a weird
    person's name). This hapenned even tough I hav Norton Antivirus and Windows
    Defender protecting me.

    As I received inquiries from my friends who received the spam, I had to send
    a short e-mail explaining what had happenned. Can anyone tell me the name of
    the trojan virus and how to prevent it from attacking again? Thanks.
     
    emejia, Mar 29, 2010
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  2. From: "emejia" <>

    | On Mar 28, to my surprise, as i was using Windows Live mail, the program
    | started sending spam mails to all members in my contact list. The sender's
    | name was mine (must've been a trojan virus), the Subject was a weird name
    | which appeared to be randomly generated, and the body of the name consisted
    | of an htm message which seemed to lead to a Canadian site hat sells generic
    | medicines. One e-mail spam was sent for every 10 or so addresses in my
    | contact list. The Subject of each spam would be different (again a weird
    | person's name). This hapenned even tough I hav Norton Antivirus and Windows
    | Defender protecting me.

    | As I received inquiries from my friends who received the spam, I had to send
    | a short e-mail explaining what had happenned. Can anyone tell me the name of
    | the trojan virus and how to prevent it from attacking again? Thanks.

    Either it is a trojan or it is a virus but it isn't a "trojan virus". It slike saying you
    have a Chevy Ford.

    Download, install, update and then execute, Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware
    http://www.malwarebytes.org/mbam/program/mbam-setup.exe
     
    David H. Lipman, Mar 29, 2010
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  3. You will find support for Windows Live Mail in this public newsgroup:
    http://www.microsoft.com/communities/newsgroups/list/en-us/default.aspx?dg=microsoft.public.windows.live.mail.desktop

    • Via your newsreader (i.e., Windows Live Mail):
    news://msnews.microsoft.com/microsoft.public.windows.live.mail.desktop

    And in Windows Live Mail Support Forums (new 08 March 2010)
    http://windowslivehelp.com/forums.aspx?forumid=b91657c9-9031-4406-a398-7d0783119bb7

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

    What to do if you think your Hotmail account has been stolen or hijacked
    http://windowslivehelp.com/solution.aspx?solutionid=6ea0c7b3-1473-4176-b03f-145b951dcb41


    Windows Live Online Solutions Center
    http://windowslivehelp.com/Default.aspx
    http://windowslivehelp.com/solution.aspx?solutionid=e2b2292c-2f10-4c7e-8785-e1d898ece45d

    Solutions for Common Hotmail Problems
    http://windowslivehelp.com/solutions.aspx?productid=1

    Hotmail Community Forums <=post all Hotmail-specific questions here!
    http://windowslivehelp.com/forums.aspx?productid=1
     
    PA Bear [MS MVP], Mar 30, 2010
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