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    [Inactive] e mail

    hi,
    saw a ton of mailer daemon in my e mail, soon realised that
    someone has used virtually all the e mail addies in my contacts
    to send out e mails.

    The e mail is pretty obnoxious, just a link to a work at home site
    but the fact that someone can do this is a bit scary,
    any way I can stop it ?
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    If it's a web based email service like gmail, yahoo etc then change the password immediately.. use a strong one with 12 characters minimum, upper and lower case, numbers and a non-alphanumeric character or two. If the address book is stored locally like Outlook or Thunderbird for eg then it would be a good idea to do some scans on the computer to make sure you haven't picked up some sort of malware/exploit.

    Check the thread at the top of this forum for the recommended scans..

    http://discussions.virtualdr.com/sho...d.php?t=167915

    Also, have a look in your email outbox and see if any of the sent emails are there.

    Password strength analyzer.. http://www.passwordmeter.com/
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    THANKS for the advice,
    Ive changed the password.
    I used to get in there with my fire fox browser, without
    signing in... gues that is not a good thing,
    maybe I should take the trouble to sign in each time
    and dont click on fire fox... remember this password ?

    I m doing a "super anti spyware" scan and 2 trojans have
    come up... hopefully they will be zapped

    Its prob trojans that are sending out the e mails
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    To be on the safe side I'd run the scans recommended above and let us have a look at the log files below.
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