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Malicious Emails....HELP !

Discussion in 'Black Hat SEO' started by Daisysiegal, Jan 30, 2013.

  1. Daisysiegal

    Daisysiegal BANNED BANNED

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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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  2. dr.pepper

    dr.pepper Regular Member

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    change password. use a different computer to do it
     
  3. Daisysiegal

    Daisysiegal BANNED BANNED

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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?

     
  4. Zero_

    Zero_ Newbie

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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.
     
  5. Daisysiegal

    Daisysiegal BANNED BANNED

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    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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  6. dr.pepper

    dr.pepper Regular Member

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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
     
  7. Daisysiegal

    Daisysiegal BANNED BANNED

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    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.
     
  8. Daisysiegal

    Daisysiegal BANNED BANNED

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    BTW: "Which virus knows what you are typing on your computer?"
     
  9. cutepinky

    cutepinky Junior Member

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    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.
     
  10. dr.pepper

    dr.pepper Regular Member

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    Google search for "keylogger"
     
  11. Daisysiegal

    Daisysiegal BANNED BANNED

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    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.
     
  12. JShadow

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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!
     
  13. Zero_

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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.