Email Virus #
Posted by Keith Penman on April 13, 2010, 9:34 am
Message modified by board administrator April 14, 2010, 2:23 pm
hi i have a virus in my mail box (yahoo) that randomly sends out spam emails, i have scanned the computer with an up to date anti virus package(AVG)but that has not found anything does anyone have any suggestions. |
ps i use mozilla firefox
Posted by Sean Connelly on April 13, 2010, 12:26 pm, in reply to "virus"
Do you access your Yahoo mail via a web browser, i.e. true webmail or do you use and email client like Outlook, Outlook Express, etc?
If its purely via a web browser I think you will find that you don't have a virus on your PC but that someone has got hold of your login details for your Yahoo account and are sending the spam emails using your credentials.
This happens a lot with webmail based systems such as Yahoo and Hotmail. It can also manifest itself by sending fake instant messenger messages from your account as well as has affected some of the users on this site.....
Try logging into your Yahoo account and changing your password to something new containing both letters and numbers and check whether Yahoo always use secure login page when entering details. Sometimes Hotmail defaults to no security when logging in which means your passwords go across the web unencrypted!
Posted by keith penman on April 13, 2010, 9:32 pm, in reply to "Re: virus"
thanks i have changed my password hopefully that will sort it |
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