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Suspected malware; sending spam mail [Solved]


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How is your system running?
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It has always been running fine actually.

 

I only can monitor and see if my mail will send out spam mail again or not. 

If it still does, what are the options?


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Which email service do you have?
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It's microsoft, @live.com


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I would suggest waiting some days and see if there is further spam. Your friends get spam from you, correct? Can you describe it a little bit more? :)

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I can do better. I have screenshot.

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This is what my friend received from me.

 

I've also checked my spam folder and there's some bounce mail and some of the mail in there are with these links...

hxxp://butikpastalar.net/eep/bxyjeuyfjfhqqygnxvicifkmvihiuvukyn.vkcpggngzklew=
qqxcygdmnvrdivwvlesdkulb
hxxp://flint.com.sg/kak/fwcrfmiyuaaxwrh.gbqnbbqjbwhwkrauwswxprmnahndvy 
hxxp://mercadeoredessociales.com/lwvwn/ywkuuxsfoyqgsrdzemacpsjhqlx.lvibhpykky=
zalrmegs 

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Does this happen to one friend or to more?

Maybe the problem aren't you, maybe your friend causes this problem.
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This time round I only have one friend that told me.

 

But previously, it's more than one.

 

 

 

Maybe the problem aren't you, maybe your friend causes this problem. 

 

What do you meant by this? It was sent by my mail to a list of friends email.


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I mean if one friend tells you that he/she gets spam mails from your email , maybe your friend is the cause and you aren't. But if more friends tell you this then you should be the cause of the problem. Do you understand? Sorry for the bad English, I'm not a native speaker. I'm from Germany.

For me your system appears to be clean. If I were you I would wait some days until more friends tell you that they receive spam mails from you, then you can be sure that you are the cause. Then I would contact your email provider/service (what's the correct word?) and ask if they can do something.

And if you are lucky you can also try to open a new topic in the correct section of this forum. But I can't imagine how to solve this problem as it isn't your computer that is infected.

This problem is someway strange ... as I'm not able to solve this problem because I'm not known with these kinds of problems. I'm sorry.
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Yes, I understand that. I guess that I will probably monitor again and see if my friends still receive any mail from me or not.

 

I find this weird as well, and why I opened this thread for someone to double check for me. You sure there isn't any other scan we can try to search for any possible culprit (if any)? 

 

As I don't remember giving any other device access to my @live mail account other than this PC and my Gmail to retrieve the mails.


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You sure there isn't any other scan we can try to search for any possible culprit (if any)?

We could of course scan with all scanners that exist (like ZOEK, OTL, CF, etc.) but in my opinion this would be pointless.

Make sure that your passwords are longer than 8 characters and use a mix of capital letters, numbers, and symbols. If you haven't done so before then do it now, and report if that solved the problem. (Many thanks to one of your Teachers for this tip!)
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My password has always been 10 + characters with alphanumeric / upper lower case / special characters.

 

Before it happens, after it happens, it always been such case of using strong password.

 

I guess I can only monitor and see how it goes.


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I'm waiting for your feedback. :)
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Oh. I guess you can mark it as resolved, and close the topic.

 

Will open / reopen if it happens again.

 

Thank you for your help!


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You are most welcome.
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