You thought getting spam was bad...

Discussion in 'Security and Anti-Virus Software' started by Fittersman, Apr 5, 2009.

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  1. xenon2k9

    xenon2k9 Notebook Evangelist

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    Lolz, did you at least end up getting the free macbook?
     
  2. Fittersman

    Fittersman Wanna trade?

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    No idea, one of my friends just pointed out that one of the emails he got from me was this one. Then I went and looked in my sent box and there were piles of this email going out to almost everyone...

    I have a new gmail account, that's the replacement. So far after about a year of having it I think it's great.

    I deleted all my contacts though, so hopefully the spam bot can't do anything anymore...
     
  3. SpacemanSpiff

    SpacemanSpiff Everything in Moderation

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    By "sent box", are you referring to your email client (Windows Mail, Outlook Express, Eudora, whatever) ?

    If so, it sounds like your machine is infected with something.
     
  4. aan310

    aan310 Notebook Virtuoso

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    lol, what do you think? xD

    she said that it said "enter your social security number for verification" and she exited xD
     
  5. Fittersman

    Fittersman Wanna trade?

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    Well, I guess a virus scan can't hurt. I'll run one now... Might have to look for some spyware/malware scanners too because that's probably what this is, correct?

    On that note, what kind of free spyware/malware things are out there?

    Must be a fairly good virus (or spyware or whatever) to get onto this machine with all the blockers and stuff I have on it. :confused:
     
  6. SpacemanSpiff

    SpacemanSpiff Everything in Moderation

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    PM a mod and we can move this to the "Security and Anti-Virus" forum if you so wish.
     
  7. Fittersman

    Fittersman Wanna trade?

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    The time stamp on these messages says it happened today when I first started my computer... I think you are right, sounds like I have an infection to deal with :(
     
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    wearetheborg Notebook Virtuoso

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  9. Mikeoo17

    Mikeoo17 Notebook Deity

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    LoL... It's like it's being written by overseas ESL students or something. Here's one email I keep getting but can't get rid of:

    And this is one of the newer ones. The older ones were just horrible...
     
  10. SpacemanSpiff

    SpacemanSpiff Everything in Moderation

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    Now that this is moved from OT, please ignore comments that do not relate the OP's problem.

    Thanks.
     
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