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I use Hotmail. i seem to have gotten some kind of malware. my email is sending out spam to everybody in my contact list. the email appears to come from my email addy, but is for porn sites and meds. i ran avast av, superantispyware and malwarebytes and eset, but they show nothing. i finally had to delete all contacts from my address book, since friends were getting this trash. i occasionally add my own email address to contacts and the next day i get spam from myself. whatever it is, it is well hidden.

does anyone know anything about this?

 

Thank You

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Hello xtroop

 

The first thing to do would be to change your e mail account passwords using a different machine as it may be possible that your e mail account details have been compromised.

 

i occasionally add my own email address to contacts

Once you have changed your passwords, add your address back to check if you are still receiving the spam.

 

I am subscribed to this thread - let me know if you are still having problems after trying the above :)

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I will try it and let you know.

And i use windows live mail to check all my accounts(3), but the problem is never in the other accounts. i add my own addy sometimes just to check if the problem still exists.

I will get back to you.

 

Thanks

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I changed password and stay logged off my accounts. i use only live mail to check mail.

So far, no more spam. :banana: After all that frustration of trying to get rid of whatever it is, all it took was a password change. :thud:

 

Thanks a whole lot Jon. I should have checked here first.

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