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    HELP!

    It looks like someone has been sending out emails to "a few" people on my email list (friends) and using my primary email address.

    When you click on the link....my antivirus program blocks and says a trojan horse virus is attached to that link.

    What can i do to stop this?

    How did this happen?

    The links sometimes go to virus sites. What can i do to stop this?
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    Default Re: Malicious Emails....HELP !

    change password. use a different computer to do it

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    Hey Dr.

    Not sure what you mean. No one else uses my computer.

    Are you saying that i should change my password that allows me to get my email?

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    change password. use a different computer to do it
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    I'd recommend that you check your system for malware. Then also see if your email client has a function that will notify you everytime you are logged in. Like Dr.Pepper said, change your password using a different machine.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Zero_ View Post
    I'd recommend that you check your system for malware. Then also see if your email client has a function that will notify you everytime you are logged in. Like Dr.Pepper said, change your password using a different machine.
    thanks Zero,

    So....you are saying change my password that controls my email account....CORRECT?

    PS
    Like i said, someone has been sending out emails using my email address as the "from" to "a few" of my friends. The message sent is simply "a link" to a malicious website address.

    PSS
    I have two computers on my network...but i only use 1 to send emails. Can i use the other to change the password?
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    if the virus is on your computer it will probably know that you are changing the password. Hence i said use a different computer

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    Quote Originally Posted by dr.pepper View Post
    if the virus is on your computer it will probably know that you are changing the password. Hence i said use a different computer
    10-4 Dr.

    I am running avast on my primary computer (which i send email from) and resetting the email account from my other computer.

    thanks very much.
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    Quote Originally Posted by dr.pepper View Post
    if the virus is on your computer it will probably know that you are changing the password. Hence i said use a different computer
    BTW: "Which virus knows what you are typing on your computer?"
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    Default Re: Malicious Emails....HELP !

    change your email password.i already seen this kind of attack my friend sent me some message with no subject then with a link inside but he said he never sent some emails to me.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Daisysiegal View Post
    BTW: "Which virus knows what you are typing on your computer?"
    Google search for "keylogger"

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    Quote Originally Posted by dr.pepper View Post
    Google search for "keylogger"
    Ok...i see it. Somekinda keystroke memorizer. How do you know if you have it on your machine?

    I ran avast....and it came up with nothing.
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    Try to search your main system for keylogger .etc

    Make sure u also allow to search in hidden files and folders!

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    I understand that a lot of people prefer to use free tools such as avast. But I have found from past experiences that paying for a internet security suit such as kaspersky or mcafee ends up being a good investment.


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