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Spam email to contacts from my Outlook

By Saskia Eisberg
May 9, 2013
  1. Hi all,
    I have a problem I hope you can help with. Over the last week, two separate emails were sent from my outlook using my email address to (all?) my contacts in outlook. (I haven't logged into my webmail for a few months, I have only used Outlook on my desktop recently). I have McAfee, but there must be a virus somewhere causing this.

    Does anyone know how I can get rid of the virus (I assume my virus scanner did not pick it up, otherwise I would not have this problem), and how I can prevent it in the future? Someone mentioned to have a fake first contact (an email address that does not work), which supposedly stops emails to the remainder of the contacts if I do get a virus again.

    Your help would be very welcome!

    Best,
    Saskia
     
  2. mailpup

    mailpup TS Special Forces Posts: 6,979   +362

    Moving to VM forum.
     
  3. Broni

    Broni Malware Annihilator Posts: 52,892   +344

    Welcome aboard [​IMG]

    Please, observe following rules:
    • Read all of my instructions very carefully. Your mistakes during cleaning process may have very serious consequences, like unbootable computer.
    • If you're stuck, or you're not sure about certain step, always ask before doing anything else.
    • Please refrain from running any tools, fixes or applying any changes to your computer other than those I suggest.
    • Never run more than one scan at a time.
    • Keep updating me regarding your computer behavior, good, or bad.
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    First of all check if those emails are listed in "Sent" folder.
     
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