[SpamCop-List] Re: outlook hi-jack
Andrew Engels Rump (formerly Leif Andrew Rump)
newandrew at rump.dk
Fri Jul 23 14:07:05 EDT 2004
After drinking 3 Pan Galactic Gargle Blasters, "Chris.Lights"
<chris.lights at lineone.net> mumbled in
news:cdqvhd$g3f$1 at news.spamcop.net:
> Can anyone help. My Outlook 2002 has been hi-jacked and is
> sending spam to unfortunate people. I have tried to rid it
> using (1) McAffee Antivirus (latest) (2) AVG Antivirus (free
> version) (3) Ad-Aware (Latest Version) These do not detect
> it so I cannot find out what it is or how to rid myself of
> it. I really do not want to do a re-install of Outlook as I
> have a tendency to lose data when that happens. Is there a
> piece of software that can cure me of it ? I've actually
> found the site that the program is spamming for and it's one
> of those "Viagra medications" sites. I've sent them a shirty
> E-mail but had no response. I am now at my wits end as every
> time I send/receive it sends 12 e-mails that are not mine..
How do you know you send 12 e-mails every time Outlook does a
send/receive-cycle? Is it because you can see them in your
Sent items folder or do you receive non-delivery reports also
called bounces of all those e-mails which couldn't be delivered.
If it IS outlook which send out the e-mails the programs you
described should have detected something if it was a virus but
if you receive bounces - well you just have to sit tight,
empty your inbox and just wait for it to go away.
Somebody is sending out spam in your name and there is nothing
you can do about it - I have written a page myself (and there
are quite a few others which will tell you more) which you may
find on the internet: http://www.rump.dk/virusspam.en.html -
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