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symantec email proxy

By mole ยท 33 replies
Nov 10, 2004
  1. xr0nniex

    xr0nniex TS Rookie

    i have the same problem with this. i get random emails and stuff that pop up frequently. it looks just liek that guys screen shot. but ive looked in windows/prefetch, system, system32 but i cant find lscvchost. But in windows/prefetch i have some really random files. here are the names of some of them:


    i dont really know much about viruses and stuff.. but recently my aol Instant messenger was crashed by some guy that i pissed off. I think it saved some files.. but i dont remember the names of them. write back plz

  2. Redsolitaire

    Redsolitaire TS Rookie

    Symantec Email Proxy NOT the Problem

    I encountered this problem, yesterday and presumed the Symantec Email Proxy warnings I was getting (alerting to emails being sent every few seconds) was a Norton problem. I uninstalled Symantec, and of course, the pop up warnings stopped.

    I installed McAfee's Internet Security Suite, and immediately started getting McAfee's "emails are being sent" warning pop-ups. This is the McAfee equivalent to the Symantec "email proxy" warning. BOTH Symantec and McAfee were telling me my computer had become a slave email proxy spam-sender. I updated the scan feature to the most current version, DAT 4660. I ran a scan and found two Trojan viruses that Norton had not found. One of them was called Proxy-Agent.aj. The description of the virus said it causes one's computer to send spam without the user's knowledge or control.

    I removed Proxy-Agent.aj and the problem was solved. So, for what it's worth, I don't agree this was a problem with Norton's Symantec, EXCEPT for the fact that Symantec could not find the virus (but McAfee did).

    Just thought I'd pass it along... it was a frustrating day, but I slept well last night. :giddy:
  3. ksadrew

    ksadrew TS Rookie

    Email proxy

    If anyone is interested, I had a client with this same problem, and Symantec AV CE did not locate any viruses or trojans. However, this problem continued to occur until I did a system restor to a point 3 days prior to the problem occuring. Temporary solution, probably, but it did manage to fix the problem.

    I'm going to simply install Windows Defender on my client's computer, as all of our experiences with WD shows that it will catch more spyware and adware than AVG (a program I personally do no like) or Ad-Aware.

    Just my two cents. Thanks for the postings everyone. I'll have to search my client's computer tomorrow and see if I find anything like what you all have found.
  4. djundt

    djundt TS Rookie

    A fix for this issue

    I ran a Trend Micro housecall scan and removed the Trojan W32.Mixor.Q@mm, then I uninstalled Symantec, removed the folders under program files and then re-installed Symantec. This took care of the problem for us, hope it helps others as well.
  5. mushkan_2003

    mushkan_2003 TS Rookie

    hey i had same problem. i tried using Trend Micro housecall but it doesnt show anything. it says my system doesnt have anything harmful. please help me
  6. Pattymac07

    Pattymac07 TS Rookie

    To delete a file when you get that message, right click on the file, cut the file, minimize the window you are working in and paste the file on your desk top. From there you should be able to delete the file as you have disassociated it. If you still cannot delete it, reboot (leaving the rogue files on the desktop and then you should be able to delete them. Be sure to empty recycle bin.

    If you are unsure about a file, move it to a cd before you delete it so you have a backup copy just in case.

    I'm working on the Symantec Email Proxy problem too. So far, some luck but not through yet.
  7. Robbo

    Robbo TS Rookie

    Quick Fix to problem...

    If you get the Symantec e-mail Proxy window you probably have a trojan of some kind on your computer.

    As a cure for the symptoms (but not the disease!) you can block it from sending data from your PC.

    Open up Norton Internet Security, click on Statistics then View Logs.
    Close down any legitimate e-mail connections (e.g. Outlook).
    Click on "Connections", then Refresh.

    You will probably see several connections to an SMTP server. This is the Trojan program using your machine to "send" e-mails.
    There will be probably be a common connection preceding all the different SMTP connections.
    Configure Norton Internet Security to block it (Personal Firewall -> configure -> Networking -> Restricted -> Add.
    Then type in the address.
    In my case I blocked connections to and and the Proxy messages stopped.

    This won't remove the worm/trojan from your PC, but at least you will prevent it doing any damage whilst you figure out how to remove it.

    ZlGGZAGGZ TS Rookie

    AVG worked for me

    virus name=Proxy.LMB
    where it was=C:\WINDOWS\winlogon.exe

    showed up in task manager as winlogon.exe

    Fix= Ran Free AVG Virus scan it did the rest problem solved

    I tried doing a norton scan but it would hit this virus and the email proxy errors would go crazy(even if not connected to the internet)until my norton would crash ending the virus scan.

    And thank you to everyone who posted here you.I've been living with this for about 2 months now and was to the point where all i wanted to do was kick the crap PC so I and my PC Thank you very much;)

    NOTE:There were 2 winlogon.exe in task manager now there is 1
  9. pbanjlay

    pbanjlay TS Rookie

    Ugh, I have the same problem and I've tried all of these techniques but the thing KEEPS popping up!

    I'm getting sick of seeing this "Grow 3 inches" "impress a broad" "rocket Science" was unable to be sent because the connection to your mail server was interrupted. Please open your email client and re-send the message from the Sent Messages folder thing.

    Can someone help me please? I don't know what to do.

    *I can't reboot my box. This is the situation here.
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