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email hacked or a virus?

Posted by jean001a (My Page) on
Sun, Jun 17, 12 at 14:23

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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RE: email hacked or a virus?

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

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

Joe


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RE: email hacked or a virus?

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!


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RE: email hacked or a virus?

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


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RE: email hacked or a virus?

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?


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RE: email hacked or a virus?

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.


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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.


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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


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


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RE: email hacked or a virus?

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.


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