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Windows 7: All of my hotmail accounts are compromised

07 Apr 2011   #1
bishop101

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 
All of my hotmail accounts are compromised

Hi, I've been having this ongoing problem now for 6 months. It seems that all of my accounts have been used to send spam. I have 3 hotmail accounts which, 1 for friends and 2 bogus ones I give out to websites that want an e-mail.

On one of my accounts I get a message from hotmail before I login telling me that my account has "suspicious activities" that someone may be using it to send spam. I login and in my inbox all I see is FW: hkjhklh spam. Now that account I removed all contact lists.

But today I got a warning from Avast about a malware block, that happened to the said account before but now it happens to all my accounts, whenever I click on any link in Hotmail - example: New, Contacts, Drafts, I get that warning no matter which account, something that never happened before.

I use avast anti virus, I routinely run malewarebytes, and windows defender and nothing comes up. Could I have a keylogger? Should I just delete all my accounts and use a different e-mail provider? This is becoming an extreme nuisance and I don't want to be used as a proxy to sell viagra. Most forums I'm subscribed to our on a hijacked account including this forum and I will have to sign up all over again.

Please help. I use chrome as my browser. Here is attached a pic of the warning.

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Thank you.


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07 Apr 2011   #2
Bill2

Windows 7 x64 pro/ Windows 7 x86 Pro/ XP SP3 x86
 
 

Have you tried changing the password on the compromised hotmail accounts?
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07 Apr 2011   #3
bishop101

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

yes, thats what the hotmail support told me to do, i changed them for all 3 accounts
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07 Apr 2011   #4
The Howling Wolves

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

Same thing happened to me so after I talked to support, I just closed out the Hotmail Account and am using something else.
Different ID and different password.
Have different e-mail accounts for Private use only and one for general use.
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07 Apr 2011   #5
bishop101

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

I guess I have no other option. Could someone with knowledge explain to me the mechanisms of whats going on?
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07 Apr 2011   #6
larry2011

windows7 64bit
 
 

Its not you its hotmail that has been compromised today, happened to me also and to lots of other people, I closed all my hotmail accounts and opened a gmail one instead, just to note i am also using Avast, i wonder if others who are not using this antivirus realise that their accounts may have been compromised!
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07 Apr 2011   #7
bishop101

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

If thats the case then hotmail has been very negligent. But like I mentioned in my original post, this has been going on at least for me for quite a few months now.
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07 Apr 2011   #8
larry2011

windows7 64bit
 
 

Its true trust me and has nothing to do with your past problems, Avast blocked this site(css.wlxrs.com) anytime i went near hotmail and i googled it and found others with the same problem TODAY. Hardly a coinceidence.
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07 Apr 2011   #9
bishop101

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

I've been googling and people have been describing the same problems, it's surprising that a company like microsoft/msn has let this gone on for so long.
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07 Apr 2011   #10
larry2011

windows7 64bit
 
 

Ok seems like it might be a problem with Avast, check this out - Avast Internet Security (AIS) blocking Windows Live Hotmail home page-FP?
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