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Windows 7: Spam is being sent from my e-mail address

20 Aug 2011   #1
linda661

windows 7
 
 
Spam is being sent from my e-mail address

Someone is sending spam from my e-mail address to my e-mail contacts. I only know this because people are asking and some e-mail are being returned as not delivered.

They don't show up as being sent FROM my sent box.

How can I stop it??? I don't use a password, but I guess it's too late for that now.
I recently started using Thunderbird for my e-mail. I was using Yahoo.

What if I delete all of my contacts???

Please help!!

Linda


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20 Aug 2011   #2
Hellriser

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

Firstly clean your PC from malware and viruses. After that, change your e-mail password. It should stop the spam.
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20 Aug 2011   #3
linda661

windows 7
 
 

I changed the password on advice from my friend. I hope it stops. Horrible e-mails went to people I hardly know and to some people I worked with. I hope they realize it wasn't from me.

Any idea why it happened?
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20 Aug 2011   #4
richyrichuk

Windows 7 Ultimate N 64-bit
 
 

change all your security questions to
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21 Aug 2011   #5
Hellriser

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

If you won't check and clean your PC from Malware and viruses, the problem will reoccur. Make sure you have a virus-free PC.
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21 Aug 2011   #6
linda661

windows 7
 
 

I've used the Windows Defender. It says I am clean
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21 Aug 2011   #7
Hellriser

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

I suggest a Malwarebytes scan too. Just to be extra sure.
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21 Aug 2011   #8
rmahar

win 7 64
 
 
Spam

You likely have malware on your PC. Get a good Anti-virus program and run it. Then do so on a regular basis. Spyware doctor works for me.This is not a free prgram, but you can get one with a trial period.
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21 Aug 2011   #9
linda661

windows 7
 
 

Yeah, I can't afford to buy anything. So I need more than Windows Defender? I can use the Spyware doctor, but would like to find a good one that is free.
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21 Aug 2011   #10
linda661

windows 7
 
 

How about this one?

Microsoft® Windows® Malicious Software Removal Tool (KB890830)
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