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Hundreds of emails sent from my PC

Discussion in 'BlackHat Lounge' started by louis2, Aug 6, 2010.

  1. louis2

    louis2 Newbie

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    Suddenly hundreds of emails are sent from PC in no time. I have nortron anti virus, zone alarm installed. I have run TrendMicro houscall scan. None find anything wrong. Still my pc starts sending mails the moment I connect to the internet. How to fix this ? Any option other than formatting and installing OS ? Please help.
     
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    system restore
     
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    change your email's passwords. change ip, clear cache cookies. one these should do the trick.
     
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    How did you know if it is sending emails when your security applications can't discover that?
     
  5. louis2

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    Symantec scan is not showing anything. But symantec shows pop ups for outgoing messages. So, I am seeing hundreds of such pop ups.
     
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    Bots will hardly ever show in reports. Your first hint is the PC running very slow and using a lot of resources.

    Turn off your internet and backup your files. You'll most likely have issues doing this but try it.

    Or, disconnect the drive and plug it into another computer and pull off your files.

    Format, restore.

    Not fun, but it's your only way to be save.
     
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    Get malwarebytes in such cases, it will be your best bet.
    Also: Start -> msconfig -> Checkk all Autostart tabs -> Disable ANYTHING that contains "AppData" or "Public" (this is where most of these will reside)
     
  8. louis2

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    Thank you guys. I have now formatted and reloaded windows.
     
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    and now install linux. :D
     
  10. ShiftySituation

    ShiftySituation Power Member

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    It was probably a service running on your computer, you should have checked your windows firewall for any weird programs in your exceptions list, check your routers firewall for any weird open ports. Most likely if it was a service, it will have another service watching if that service gets disabled and will re-enable it. You were part of a botnet which statics show, 1/3 computers are infected and do not even know it.
     
  11. Jared255

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    Norton/AVG free versions won't pick up anything ever so that might be your problem. Get spybot and Malware bytes
     
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