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Old 12-20-2011, 09:14 PM   #1
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Computer went nuts. Help!

Just checked my home account, and to my chagrin, I just sent out ads for male enhancement to everyone in my contacts. Except I didn't! Been deleting and making phone calls like crazy. I'm currently running a full scan using Avast Antivirus, which was already running in the background. I've always been very careful, and have never had a computer virus before. What else do I need to do, and what the heck happened?
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Old 12-20-2011, 09:17 PM   #2
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It may not have been a virus, but your password on your e-mail may have been breached.

Change your e-mail password and any other accounts that use that same password.
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Old 12-20-2011, 09:21 PM   #3
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Try running a free scan here.... HouseCall - Free Online Virus Scan - Trend Micro USA

Sounds like you have a trojan on your machine.

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Old 12-20-2011, 09:24 PM   #4
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I am no computer guru at all but I once had a virus which took over, accessed my contacts list and sent e-mail virus' to all on the list. I have no idea where I got the virus but I assumed that I got it from someone else's computer which must have done the same thing.
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Old 12-20-2011, 09:31 PM   #5
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Thanks guys. This is freaking me out, and I'm not easily freakable. Will change my PW, and use the scanner you suggested, .40. It does sound like a PW breach.
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Old 12-20-2011, 09:37 PM   #6
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I didn't get anything
I guess I'm not on your list for male enhancement.
Just sayin'
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Old 12-20-2011, 09:43 PM   #7
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Quote:
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I didn't get anything
I guess I'm not on your list for male enhancement.
Just sayin'
I'll forward it to you, Pac.
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Old 12-20-2011, 10:03 PM   #8
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Clean antivirus screening. Good. But I will miss my old password.
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Old 12-20-2011, 10:04 PM   #9
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You also might be able to go back to an early restore point for your system. I have had to do that before when the anti-virus scan didn't fix the problem.
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Old 12-20-2011, 10:11 PM   #10
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Good idea. I keep getting "mail undeliverable" messages, which means I don't need to do so much 'splainin. SIL did reply, and I sent a ”do not open this” message.

What a mess.
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