email hacked or a virus?

jean001aJune 17, 2012

Wondering if this is a problem --

Just received an email from my husband's PC with a link to www-dot-malgibiparkediyorum-dot-com-slash-wp-content -slash-themes-

(I doubt he sent the email because it was sent to both our family members and his hobbyist friends.)

Thought I had seen a thread of something similar in this forum but, of course, can't locate it now.

- HP desktop

- IE 9

- MSE automatically updates; says "fully protected"

- his email account is with hotmail (I can have him change the password when he comes home.)

- Malwarebytes is up-to-date and running full scan now

- Superantispywear is up-to-date; plan to run that next

Any insights? Or further suggestions as to what to do?

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zep516

I can have him change the password when he comes home.

Do that on your computer not his.....

Joe

    Bookmark   June 17, 2012 at 2:43PM
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finchelover

I had 4 people now trying to remove that blank email and these other people tried everything and it still remains. Other suggestions please I have
a Toshiba Satellite C655 IE 7
my mail is thru our local telephone company HELP!

e

    Bookmark   June 17, 2012 at 5:00PM
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DA_Mccoy

I am seeing at various forums a wave of concerns being shared regarding e-mails. This includes what appears to be the notorious addressbook hijacking once again.

We must all be on our toes, and never open unsolicited e-mails.

DA

    Bookmark   June 17, 2012 at 5:21PM
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jean001a

zep said "Do that on your computer not his..... "

Will do.

Another question: probably should tell the other recipients the same thing, right?

What if they already clicked the link in the email?

    Bookmark   June 17, 2012 at 5:41PM
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zep516

No I don't think you need to worry about the other recipients just yet, unless there mail starts sending out spam and I doubt that will occur.

    Bookmark   June 17, 2012 at 8:44PM
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jean001a

My hearty thanks to zep and the other helpful folks for what they freely do on this forum. I, and others, truly appreciate your assistance.

    Bookmark   June 17, 2012 at 10:20PM
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DA_Mccoy

Sorry I disagree with Z as to notifying others on the header that you know. This virus replicates expotentialy through the addressbooks and will continue to do so until it times out or is removed. If a user is not aware of the possibility of his/her system infection then how will they be aware of its existence. Just this morning I have been approached by two co-workers who became infected over the weekend.

DA

    Bookmark   June 18, 2012 at 9:52AM
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finchelover

still unable to remove blank email message from me email site,now what

    Bookmark   June 18, 2012 at 2:50PM
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zep516

I'll need to read a bit on the E-Mail infection, I'm stuck on the thought the user needs to double click an E-Mail attachment to execute the infection.

    Bookmark   June 18, 2012 at 4:56PM
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