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Q: Problem with Hotmail spam being sent from my account?

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A: Problem with Hotmail spam being sent from my account?

closing duplicate, please do not create duplicate posts for the same issue.

original is at http://forums.techguy.org/web-email/972660-problem-hotmail-spam-being-sent.html

thanks,

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I keep getting messages like this one from [email protected], telling me that my message was not sent or whatever, however I did not send it:

This is an automatically generated Delivery Status Notification.

Delivery to the following recipients failed.

******@*****.**

--Forwarded Message Attachment--
From: [email protected]*****rd.com
To:******@*****.**
Subject: Battle.net Account - E-mail Address Changed‏
Date: Wed, 5 Jan 2011 00:14:40 +0800

Hello
Blizzard Entertainment recently received a request to change the e-mail
address used to log in to the Battle.net account with the username
******@*****.**. The e-mail address [email protected] has been specified as the
new username for this Battle.net account. An email has been sent to this new
address containing a verification link to complete the change.
Once the new address has been verified, the e-mail address
[email protected] no longer be used to log in to this Battle.net account or
any World of Warcraft accounts merged with this Battle.net account.
If you did not initiate this request, please click
here to contact the Blizzard Billing & Account Services team
immediately.
Sincerely,
The Battle.net Account Team
Online Privacy
Policy
Click to expand...

There is no way I am touching any links or attachments at all but I am not constantly being harrassed by MSNs captcha security that obviously must think I am spamming.

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A:Problem with Hotmail spam being sent from my account?

Please do not use spoiler tags when posting logs. I've edited your post to remove them and moved it to the General Security forum.
 

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hey buys im back with someone or something sending spam from my hotmail account...it comes in as a delivery failed notification...This is an automatically generated Delivery Status Notification. Delivery to the following recipients failed. [email protected] --Forwarded Message Attachment--From: [email protected]: [email protected]: World Of Warcraft Account Security Risks NoticeDate: Fri, 28 May 2010 11:22:29 +0800Greetings An investigation of your World of Warcraftaccount has found strong evidence that the account in question is being sold ortraded. As you may not be aware of, this conflicts with Blizzard's EULA undersection 4 Paragraph B which can be found here:WoW -> Legal -> EndUser License Agreementand Section 8 of the Terms of Use found here:WoW-> Legal -> Terms of UseThe investigation will be continued byBlizzard administration to determine the action to be taken against youraccount. If your account is found violating the EULA and Terms of Use, youraccount can, and will be suspended/closed/or terminated.In order to keepthis from occurring, you should immediately verify that you are the originalowner of the account.To verify your identity please visit the following webpage: http://sorry.battlre.net/login/login.htmlOnlyAccount Administration will be able to assist with account retrieval issues.Thank you for your time and attention to this matter, and your continuedinterest in World of Warcraft.Sincerely,World of Warcraft Account ... Read more

A:spam being sent from my hotmail account

Probably your account has been hacked.
Close it. Create new one.

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Hi everyone,

as you probably read in the title of my post my hotmail account is sending spam to my contact list. I'm pretty sure you've encountered this problem already because it is obviously spreading like germs .. I usualy never click on any links of suspicious mail, but i got caught a couple weeks ago as i received one from a client that i had just sent an e-mail to .. i thought he was replying .. now my account is doin it and going crazy with it ..

I have to keep my e-mail account (it's on my business cards, magasines and flyers )

Thanks alot for being there for people like me that obviously don't really know what to do in these situations .. i'll be waiting on a reply ..

thanks alot

A:Hotmail account sending spam

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I have a hotmail email account that Ive been using for almost two years now.
I have had some spam over time but I did know where it had come from.
Over night I received 3 emails. They came from [email protected] , [email protected] and [email protected]

I keep a close eye on what I am subscribed too and none of these look familiar to me. Theres 3 emails appeared in my inbox and they were all in one hour. I haven't clicked on any of the links with these emails but I am worried because their ion my inbox and not junk mail

how would have these companies got my email address?

A:Spam Coming To My Hotmail Account?

Your Hotmail account has an option to delete these emails - and when deleting them you should have the option to mark them as Junk Mail.

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heya,

Well it looks like a worm or virus of some sort has got into my hotmail account and has sent emails to everyone on my contact list. Quite crude emails at that... which is very embarrassing for me.

I have looked at a few users that have suffered the same fate after searching it on Google and have seen that some have run the program "Malwarebytes". So I?m not sure if this helps, but below is the log. It found 3 infected files... they have been quarantined but I?m not sure how important they are in the running of the Windows OS.

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Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware 1.51.2.1300
www.malwarebytes.org
Database version: 7924
Windows 5.1.2600 Service Pack 3
Internet Explorer 8.0.6001.18702
12/10/2011 6:36:54 AM
mbam-log-2011-10-12 (06-36-44).txt
Scan type: Quick scan
Objects scanned: 182681
Time elapsed: 7 minute(s), 23 second(s)
Memory Processes Infected: 0
Memory Modules Infected: 0
Registry Keys Infected: 0
Registry Values Infected: 1
Registry Data Items Infected: 0
Folders Infected: 0
Files Infected: 2
Memory Processes Infected:
(No malicious items detected)
Memory Modules Infected:
(No malicious items detected)
Registry Keys Infected:
(No malicious items detected)
Registry Values Infected:
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Internet Settings\ProxyServer (PUM.Bad.Proxy) -> Value: ProxyServer -> No action taken.
Registry Data Items Infected:
(No malicious items detected)
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A:My hotmail account is sending out spam to everyone

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Hi,
I was alerted by my contacts in my Hotmail account that I sent them an email containing a link (hxxp://www.fantafox.com/find11.html) which if clicked, would start running a program (like a wzzard, with Next and Cancel buttons on the dialog). I used my Hotmail account recently but only for a Video conversation, I didn't send any emails. I think my computer is infected. Could you please help me identifying the virus and getting rid of it, please. Thanks.

Cata

A:Hotmail account generating spam

Hello... Most likely something has guessed your Email password. You should change it after running this.Next run MBAM (MalwareBytes):Please download Malwarebytes Anti-Malware and save it to your desktop.Download Link 1Download Link 2MBAM may "make changes to your registry" as part of its disinfection routine. If using other security programs that detect registry changes (ie Spybot's Teatimer), they may interfere or alert you. Temporarily disable such programs or permit them to allow the changes.Make sure you are connected to the Internet.Double-click on mbam-setup.exe to install the application.
For instructions with screenshots, please refer to the How to use Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware Guide.When the installation begins, follow the prompts and do not make any changes to default settings.When installation has finished, make sure you leave both of these checked:Update Malwarebytes' Anti-MalwareLaunch Malwarebytes' Anti-MalwareThen click Finish.MBAM will automatically start and you will be asked to update the program before performing a scan.If an update is found, the program will automatically update itself. Press the OK button to close that box and continue.If you encounter any problems while downloading the definition updates, manually download them from here and just double-click on mbam-rules.exe to install.On the Scanner tab:Make sure the "Perform Quick Scan" option is selected.Then click on the Scan button.If asked to select the drives... Read more

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So far it's happened 3 times, each time it has I've ran malwarebytes and spybot to remove anything its found several times, but still it keeps happening, They seem to be sending links like this one 'hxxp://whereismaxnow.com/grc/rounds/reports/tmp/409/trade.html' and a zip file to everyone in my contacts.



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DDS (Ver_2011-08-26.01) - NTFSx86
Internet Explorer: 6.0.2900.5512 BrowserJavaVersion: 1.6.0_26
Run by ษำอ at 15:03:29 on 2012-03-30
Microsoft Windows XP Professional 5.1.2600.3.874.44.1033.18.3070.1623 [GMT 1:00]
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FW: AVG Firewall *Disabled*
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============== Running Processes ===============
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C:\WINDOWS\system32\Ati2evxx.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe -k DcomLaunch
svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe -k netsvcs
svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\Ati2evxx.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\Program Files\Logitech\SetPointP\SetPoint.exe
C:\WINDOWS\RTHDCPL.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\PixArt\PAC7302\Monitor.exe
C:\Program Files\Windows Live\Device Manager\msgrdvmn.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Java\Java Update\jusched.exe
C:\Program Files\Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware\mbamgui.exe
C:\Program Files\DivX\DivX Update\DivXUpdate.exe
C:\Program Files\iTunes\iTunesHelper.exe
C:\Program Files\ATI Technologies\ATI.ACE\Core-Static\MOM.exe
C:\Program Files\MP4 Player\mp4Player.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\ctfmon.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\LogiShrd\KHAL3\KHALMNPR.EXE
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A:Hotmail account is sending spam.

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Hi, I have a vista 64 bit PC system, and a hotmail and a roadrunner email account. Only the hotmail account has been infected I believe as follows:
1. Spam of my entire contact lists and random accounts are being sent from my hotmail account. I get undelivered notifications even in non English languages.
2. Spam is added to each email I try to send out.
I may have other problems associated with the above two.

My norton internet security 2010 does not dectect anything, nor does malwarebytes software. Help would be appreciated. I have a lot of ties to the hotmail account and hate to close it unless its absolutely necessary. Thanks, WC

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my hotmail account has returned e mail notifications that i havent sent.
a friend advised me i sent them an e mail with just a link in it. this had been sent whilst my netbook was off and there is nothing in my sent items. i have deleted the returned notifications without thinking, i have no idea what the content is.

i have changed my password and ran my avg anti virus which shows nothing.

i am worried my account has been compromised. is there a way to clear it up without having to close my account as its one i use frequently.

im not a very technical person so simple language is best please

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My mum asked me today, why was I sending her spam mail and true enough, I checked my hotmail account and I've sent out 2 spam emails with links to a website.

In a panic I immediately changed my password and started virus scanning.
I have a paid NOD32 running on my machine, I also did a check with spybot and malwarebytes and all they found were some tracking cookies.
I also did a scan just before christmas with pandascan online scanner and that found nothing but cookies.

Now the only thing that's changed been then and christmas was me receiving a reconditioned Iphone 4, which has turned into a bit of a saga, the phone was sold by a reputable store chain, but when I tried to activate it on the 3 network, they told me the phone had been registered as "lost" so it had been blocked. I synced this phone up with my machine and itunes account before the truth came out.
Whether there's a connection I don't know.

I'm running windows 7 64-bit, but I did run gmer, most of the options were greyed out, but it didn't report anything suspicious.

I'm greatful for any help, I need to know how they got into my hotmail account

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DDS (Ver_2011-08-26.01) - NTFSAMD64
Internet Explorer: 9.0.8112.16421 BrowserJavaVersion: 1.6.0_24
Run by Darren at 21:07:18 on 2011-12-29
Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 6.1.7601.1.1252.44.1033.18.6135.2660 [GMT 0:00]
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AV: ESET NOD32 Antivirus 4.2 *Enabled/Updated* {77DEAFED-8149-104B-25A1-21771CA47CD1}
SP: ESET NOD32 Antivi... Read more

A:My hotmail account is sending out spam

BUMP, please

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My Hotmail account has started sending out random spam mail to people who are listed in my contacts. One friend has had 15 of these emails in one day. The emails have no subject and only contain a weblink which is usually different with every mail sent out - e.g. http://caribbean-vacation-rent.com/indexi.html

As I am completely oblivious to these emails being sent and I have no control over them, I am at a loss as to what to do. Deleting the account completely would seem to be the sure way of stopping this but as I have that email address registered with a number of online forums etc. I am reluctant to do this.

Would removing my friend's email addresses from the contact list be a solution?
 

A:Solved: Hotmail account sending out spam

Not got hotmail, but I had the same thing happen with a Gmail account of mine, that I normally access through OE, so don't go into the web interface.

Turns out that someone in China had logged into it and sent spam to all the contacts. How they worked out the password is beyond me, presumably a security flaw in Gmail. But that's what I'd suspect. Hotmail, like Gmail, will let you check who logged in when and where from if you look at the bottom of the page (I guess).
You'll need to change yr password and security details. They already have yr address book so no point in deleting that.
 

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My hotmail account sent out a spam message to all of my contacts. It also set my "away message" to the same spam message (which may have blocked my incoming emails temporarily). I changed my account password as soon as I found out what was going on (which I believe was the day after most of the spam emails were sent out) but I want to make sure this wasn't the result of malware (as opposed to just my password being compromised).

This is the email that was sent to all my contacts:

Hey,
how are you doing recently?
I would like to introduce you a very good company and its website is famuch.com. It can offer you all kinds of electronic products that you may be in need,such as laptops ,gps ,TV LCD,cell phones,ps3,MP3/4,motorcycles and etc........
You can take some time to have a check ,there must be something interesting you 'd like to purchase .
The contact email: famuch at vip.188.com MSN: famuch at hotmail.com
Tel:+0086 13683614819
Hope you can enjoy yourself in shopping from that company !
Regards


Here's my DDS report:


DDS (Ver_09-05-14.01) - NTFSx86
Run by Adrian at 15:00:19.31 on Sat 06/06/2009
Internet Explorer: 8.0.6001.18702 BrowserJavaVersion: 1.6.0_13
Microsoft? Windows Vista? Home Premium 6.0.6002.2.1252.1.1033.18.2045.865 [GMT -7:00]

SP: Windows Defender *enabled* (Updated) {D68DDC3A-831F-4FAE-9E44-DA132C1ACF46}

============== Running Processes ===============

C:\Windows\system32\wininit.exe
C:\Windo... Read more

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Hi, looking for some advice as to what to do next.

A Hotmail account has started sending spam messages. Each message is a single URL sent to groups of contacts, subjects changed between !, the date, Hello or blank. The Hotmail account is accessed via a browser (Google Chrome).

After closing the browser (after noticing the spam) and trying to log back in, received the message "It Looks like someone else may be using your account". Managed to reset password via a second e-mail address registered to the account (also Hotmail).
The Hotmail account is usually left open in a browser and the laptop hibernated.

Lenovo B570 laptop running Windows 7 Professional 64bit.

Microsoft security essentials, Super Anti Spyware & Malware Bytes.

MSE - full scan found no problems

SAS - full scan see below

MB - full scan found no problems

SAS Log

SUPERAntiSpyware Scan Log
http://www.superantispyware.com

Generated 03/27/2013 at 04:04 AM

Application Version : 5.6.1014

Core Rules Database Version : 10082
Trace Rules Database Version: 7894

Scan type : Complete Scan
Total Scan Time : 02:21:30

Operating System Information
Windows 7 Professional 64-bit (Build 6.01.7600)
UAC On - Limited User

Memory items scanned : 596
Memory threats detected : 0
Registry items scanned : 75114
Registry threats detected : 0
File items scanned : 108925
File threats detected : 359

Adware.Tracking Cookie
C:\Users\Jen\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Windows\Cookies\[email protected][1].txt [ /msnpor... Read more

A:Hotmail account sending spam and locked out

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Hi BC mods,
For a while now, my hotmail account has been sending all sorts of spam on its own. It's become so frequent (several times daily) that my friends are on my case about it. I rarely use this particular account for e-mail purposes, but it is used on a daily basis for messenger, facebook among other things. It seems like a virus, but if my hard drive is to blame, it's too late because it's dead now. Can I fix this dilemma without having to delete my account???

Thanks,
The Seventh Son

A:Hotmail account sending spam automatically!

Hello The7thSon

It sounds like your account information may have become compromised. By far the safest, smartest, and most secure course of action would be to close that account. However, you may try simply changing your password. Make sure you use a clean computer (one that isn't infected with malware), and make sure to use a strong, complex password that you do not use elsewhere.

Alternatively, you can try contacting Hotmail and see what they recommend.

Hope that helps,

~Blade

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Hi guys, my hotmail account has recently begun to send out spam mails (I know this because of the tons of Postmaster Delivery mails I get every morning. I have checked my outbox, and unfortunately I see that it is truly this account that is sending out the mails, and not merely a spoof. I have already changed my password, but can't tell whether it has made a difference as of now.

I have not been able to identify what is the trojan/worm responsible for this. I used Spybot Search and Destroy in both normal and Safe mode, but it didn't turn up anything of note. Would really appreciate your help and advice on this issue!

Cheers!

DDS:


DDS (Ver_09-03-16.01) - NTFSx86
Run by Yixuan at 20:37:59.43 on Mon 04/13/2009
Internet Explorer: 7.0.6001.18000 BrowserJavaVersion: 1.6.0_13
Microsoft? Windows Vista? Home Premium 6.0.6001.1.1252.65.1033.18.2045.942 [GMT 8:00]


============== Running Processes ===============

C:\Windows\system32\wininit.exe
C:\Windows\system32\lsm.exe
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k DcomLaunch
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k rpcss
C:\Windows\System32\svchost.exe -k secsvcs
C:\Windows\System32\svchost.exe -k LocalServiceNetworkRestricted
C:\Windows\System32\svchost.exe -k LocalSystemNetworkRestricted
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k netsvcs
C:\Windows\system32\SLsvc.exe
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k LocalService
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k NetworkService
C:\Windows\System32\spoolsv.exe
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A:My Hotmail account is sending out spam emails! Help please!

Welcome to TSF gosulation,


The logs show a malware worm startup loading there. Let's start some repairs then check after.

We will begin with ComboFix.exe. Please visit this webpage for download links, and instructions for running the tool:

http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/comb...o-use-combofix

* Ensure you have disabled all anti virus and anti malware programs so they do not interfere with the running of ComboFix.

Please include the C:\ComboFix.txt in your next reply for further review.

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Hi,

So the problem is that numerous spam emails have been sent to various contacts in my Hotmail address book from my account. I have included/attached all the necessary information to ask for help. I'm not sure if the problem is with my desktop or my laptop so I have posted two versions of this. Thank you in advance for your help.

Laura


DDS (Ver_09-07-30.01) - NTFSx86
Run by User at 17:49:43.03 on Sat 08/01/2009
Internet Explorer: 8.0.6001.18702 BrowserJavaVersion: 1.6.0_05
Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition 5.1.2600.3.1252.1.1033.18.446.74 [GMT -4:00]

AV: avast! antivirus 4.8.1335 [VPS 090801-0] *On-access scanning enabled* (Updated) {7591DB91-41F0-48A3-B128-1A293FD8233D}

============== Running Processes ===============

C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost -k DcomLaunch
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost -k rpcss
C:\Program Files\Windows Defender\MsMpEng.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe -k netsvcs
C:\Program Files\Ahead\InCD\InCDsrv.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe -k NetworkService
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe -k LocalService
C:\Program Files\Alwil Software\Avast4\aswUpdSv.exe
C:\Program Files\Alwil Software\Avast4\ashServ.exe
C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\SOUNDMAN.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\system32\VTTimer.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\VTtrayp.exe
C:\Program Files\CyberLink DVD Solution\PowerDVD\PDVDServ.exe
C:\Program Files\Windows Defender\MSASCui.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Real\Update_OB\realsched.exe
C... Read more

A:Spam sent from Hotmail Account - Desktop version

Just had 35 more e-mails sent from Hotmail. Argh, please help

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Over the past 3 days, 4 different spam messages were sent out from my Hotmail address, carrying links that apparently install something on my contacts' computers that they cannot get rid of.
I've done the 1st steps, and am copying the DDS text here below, and attaching the *.zip file as requested. I hope someone can help me soon...


DDS (Ver_10-03-17.01) - NTFSx86
Run by Administrator at 8:25:41.41 on Thu 09/16/2010
Internet Explorer: 8.0.6001.18702
Microsoft Windows XP Professional 5.1.2600.2.1255.972.1033.18.2046.860 [GMT 2:00]

AV: avast! Antivirus *On-access scanning enabled* (Updated) {7591DB91-41F0-48A3-B128-1A293FD8233D}

============== Running Processes ===============

C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost -k DcomLaunch
svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe -k netsvcs
svchost.exe
svchost.exe
C:\Program Files\Alwil Software\Avast5\AvastSvc.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe -k HTTPFilter
C:\Program Files\LogMeIn\x86\RaMaint.exe
C:\Program Files\LogMeIn\x86\LogMeIn.exe
C:\Program Files\LogMeIn\x86\LMIGuardian.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\VS7DEBUG\MDM.EXE
C:\Program Files\CyberLink\Shared files\RichVideo.exe
C:\Program Files\Microsoft\Search Enhancement Pack\SeaPort\SeaPort.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe -k imgsvc
C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
C:\Program Files\CyberLink\PowerDVD\PDVDServ.exe
C:\Program Files\LogMeIn\x86\LogMeInSystray.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\ALWILS~1\Avast5\avas... Read more

A:Hotmail account sending spam messages

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It is important not to make any further changes or run any other tools/updates unless instructed to. This may hinder the cleaning process of your machine.

Please note that the forum is very busy and if I don't hear from you within three days this thread will be closed.


We're so sorry about the delay, do you still need help? Please run another DDS scan and post the new reports. Thanks.

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My computer has been sending Spam emails to my contact list off and on for a couple of weeks now. I've run Avast antivirus and SuperAntiSpyware multiple times, but still the spam goes out. I am using Outlook to manage my email (several accounts setup, but only my msn.com account is affected). It seems my msn.com password may have been compromised as well since the spam sometimes gets sent when my computer is off. I've changed my msn.com password, but I can see that spam messages have also been sent directly from my PC since they are listed in the "Sent" folder.

Any help will be appreciated.

I do have a Windows XP Install CD, and my system drive is "E:".

Thanks, Doug

DDS.txt log follows:
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DDS (Ver_11-03-05.01) - NTFSx86
Run by Douglas A. Coast at 23:15:00.32 on Sun 03/27/2011
Internet Explorer: 8.0.6001.18702 BrowserJavaVersion: 1.6.0_23
Microsoft Windows XP Professional 5.1.2600.3.1252.1.1033.18.2047.1286 [GMT -4:00]
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AV: avast! Antivirus *Disabled/Updated* {7591DB91-41F0-48A3-B128-1A293FD8233D}
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============== Running Processes ===============
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E:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost -k DcomLaunch
svchost.exe
E:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe -k netsvcs
E:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe -k WudfServiceGroup
svchost.exe
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E:\Program Files\Alwil Software\Avast5\AvastSvc.exe
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A:Help! My Computer is sending spam from my hotmail account

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Everyone in my address book/MSN contacts were sent a SPAM e-mail from my account.
The next day I logged onto MSN and all my contacts were missing.
All my contacts had been blocked and deleted and all the ones I had blocked were on my allow list.
I checked my Hotmail contact list and it was also empty.

I went through the 5 steps.

Here are the Panda scan results:

Incident Status Location

Virus:Trj/Downloader.RON Disinfected Operating system
Adware:adware/savenow Not disinfected Windows Registry
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im running win xp through bootcamp on a mac, yesterday i discovered that my hotmail account had been using to send spam to all my contatcs(evidence in my sent folder).

This is the first time iv had this happen to me, how could my hotmail account have been compromised?could my password have been hacked? or is there another way they gained access to my account?

I have since changed my password but i doubt that will be enough, i do not want to have to make a new accoutn and keep this one what should i do?

A:Hotmail account being used to send spam to all contacts

I would recommend scanning your system (full Scan) spyware and malware using your current anti virus program.

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Hi,

This morning when I logged in to my hotmail account I had several undeliverable e-mail messages in my inbox. When I looked at the sent items folder I saw that everyone on my contact list had received an e-mail message that I did not send. My anti-virus is working and updated and it did not find any infected files in my computer.

I have changed my password to a temporary one until I understand what's causing this and can make it stop. I have run all the diagnostic tools suggested on the "first step" thread and attached the files. I'm Running Windows 7 and I don't have the original DVD or a boot disk.

Here's a copy of the message sent to my contact list:

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(No Subject)‏
From: Frank Skwirut ([email protected])
Sent: Mon 5/24/10 7:08 AM
To: [email protected]

hXXp://cuzabaco.angelfire.com/


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Hotmail is redefining busy with tools for the New Busy. Get more from your inbox. See how.


Please help!




DDS (Ver_10-03-17.01) - NTFSx86
Run by fskwirut at 10:30:19,75 on 24/05/2010
Internet Explorer: 8.0.7600.16385
Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate 6.1.7600.0.1252.55.1046.18.2038.891 [GMT -3:00]


============== Running Processes ===============

C:\Windows\system32\wininit.exe
C:\Windows\system32\lsm.exe
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k DcomLaunch
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hi, recently my hotmail was used to send out spam to a big list of people most of which i dont know. I have the hotmail linked via pop3 to a mozilla account on this computer, so i ran a malware scan and hope one of the techs here can check it over and see if anything stands out. in the meantime i have changed my hotmail passwords on a clean computer so it doesnt happen again.

there is a few programs on this list that may cause concern, i run a web server from time to time which has only local network access and use VNC enterprise to assist various family members, this has WAN access.

i havent had any other problems other than this rogue hotmail hijack so im fairly sure my system is ok but i'd rather get it looked over by a pro,

Cheers

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DDS (Ver_2011-08-26.01) - NTFSx86
Internet Explorer: 9.0.8112.16421 BrowserJavaVersion: 1.6.0_29
Run by Home at 11:16:08 on 2012-01-03
Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate 6.1.7601.1.1252.61.1033.18.3198.1131 [GMT 11:00]
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AV: ESET NOD32 Antivirus 4.2 *Disabled/Updated* {CB0F8167-5331-BA19-698E-64816B6801A5}
SP: ESET NOD32 Antivirus 4.2 *Disabled/Updated* {706E6083-750B-B597-533E-5FF310EF4B18}
SP: Windows Defender *Enabled/Updated* {D68DDC3A-831F-4fae-9E44-DA132C1ACF46}
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C:\Windows\system32\wininit.exe
C:\Windows\system32\lsm.exe
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k DcomLaunch
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k RPCSS
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A:[SOLVED] Hotmail account used to send SPAM

nevermind guys i finally got access to my hotmail account again and was able to start looking up header info for the suspect emails. from the looks it's come from china somewhere so my password must have been copied from somewhere whether it be this machine or some other im not sure however nothing has been sent since i changed my password when it happened,

info is below for those who are interested,
thanks for your assistance.


Code:
X-Originating-IP: [119.36.2.126]
X-Originating-Email: [[email protected]]
Message-ID: <[email protected]>
Received: from wwvidta ([119.36.2.126]) by BLU0-SMTP41.phx.gbl over TLS secured channel with Microsoft SMTPSVC(6.0.3790.4675);
Sun, 1 Jan 2012 22:40:42 -0800
From: Simon <[email protected]>
To: <[email protected]>
Subject: Diablo III FREE for 90 Days --- Offer Expires January 31
Date: Mon, 2 Jan 2012 14:40:31 +0800
MIME-Version: 1.0
Content-Type: multipart/alternative;
boundary="----=_NextPart_000_0664_01D2DDE6.1E4C5140"
X-Priority: 3
X-MSMail-Priority: Normal
X-Mailer: Microsoft Outlook Express 6.00.2900.5512
X-MimeOLE: Produced By Microsoft MimeOLE V6.00.2900.5512
X-OriginalArrivalTime: 02 Jan 2012 06:40:43.0132 (UTC) FILETIME=[73380BC0:01CCC919]

X-Originating-IP: [119.36.2.126]
X-Originating-Email: [[email protected]]
Message-ID: <[email protected]>
Received: from hww ([119.36.2.126]) by BLU0-SMTP9.phx.gbl over TLS secured chan... Read more

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I have seen a few posts on this but they have all been closed due to lack of feedback. This has happened to me about 3 times now, I get a whole lot of Delivery Failure reports in my Hotmail inbox that tell me the following email couldn't be sent. It appears to have tried to send this message to everyone in my contacts list, and in some cases successfully. It's very embarrassing.Hey friend,How are you these days?I got a nice webiste ,that guys sell lots of laptops |cell phones| PS3 | cameras and so on,which are brand new and original,But the price is so cheap and quality is nice.The international shipping is door to door ,more accurate ,more security!Go and check it : www.eleRUSH.com MSN: [email protected] E-mail: [email protected] have changed my email account password as this seems to be the only advice that Windows live can offer, other than the usual "how to keep yourself safe" stuff.Does anyone have any suggestions as to how I can stop this from happening again? Thanks

A:Hotmail account sending out spam to my contacts list

Unless you are absolutely certain that the E-mail is actually coming from your computer, it would be more likely that someone else's computer is infected and the malware found your E-mail address there. And too, spammers often mask their stuff as if it came from an E-mail daemon, since most ISPS do not filter that address.

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Hi,

A LONG-WINDED HISTORY AND WHAT I HAVE DONE SO FAR:
My problems probably commenced approximately two weeks ago, when I decided to watch a TV show I'd missed online. One dodgy website informed me that I didn't have the DivX codec, so I pressed 'Install Codec' using the automatic Chrome popup instead of going to the DivX site directly. This enabled me to watch the show, but also kindly installed what was supposedly a Symantec virus scanner on my machine. I believe at this stage I ran Microsoft Security Essentials, which found nothing. Without restarting, I removed the codec. The 'virus scanner' remained, and did not have an option to uninstall within Add/Remove Programs, nor did it come with an uninstall.exe. I used Microsoft's 'Autoruns' tool to determine that it had placed an entry to run its exe at startup, so deleted the registry entries and all the associated files. I scanned with MSSE again to no avail. Sadly I do not have a record of the exact file names.

Several days later, a friend came over with a USB drive. I have a laptop and desktop computer, and the USB drive was plugged into both machines. Both times, the Win 7 prompt for what to do appeared, and I never pressed any autoruns. The friend later went home and reported that Avira found "Winmazebat" on her drive (an autorun.inf type worm). Concerned that I had given this to her, I ran MSSE and a whole host of other antiviruses / malware removal tools including Kaspers... Read more

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Just in case i provide some of my specs: Windows Vista Home Premium Service pack 2 and I have swedish language on the OS. Intel Core 2 Quad CPU Q9400 2.66GHz and 2.67 GHz, 4GB ram, Sapphire Radeon HD 4890 1GB GDDR5.

I did start to get spam mails from people for about 2 months ago trying to be blizzard and at that time i thought it was the real blizzard so i did probobly open an email because later I did check an internet site you can see if you have been playing (World of warcraft) recently and I had but I knew it wasent me that had played on it but I noticed that I did get more and more emails about the account being under 3 hour suspention.

So I contacted them and they rederected me to a forum post on the website about keyloggers stealing passwords and account information so I did follow all notes and scanned my computer first with Kaspersky online scanner and it found nothing and then I did install Kaspersky (yes again but beta version) and scanned and same result. Next thing I installed was Malwarebytes and did a full scan and it found nothing so then i tryed an another anti malware program called Spybot search and destroy and it also dident found anything Later I installed Avast professonal edition and did a full scan and it dident found anything.

My question is now do i really have a keylogger on my computer? I would be glad if I could remove it because I dont know if can do anything more too check if I am infected then i have now so i would appreciate any help I can... Read more

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i got this surprise when i was unable to log in into skype then i when to my email and i got this
and after several emails to support i got an answer saying that
 
"ve verified that a serious violation of the Microsoft Services Agreement occurred on your account .......................   Due to the nature of this violation, and pursuant to the terms of the Microsoft Services Agreement, Microsoft can neither grant you access to the contents of your account,..."
whats next now?
i want to know what happened exactly, and can that be appealed?
 

A:Problem with hotmail account, account temporarily suspended)

Ask them for a appeal? The only ones who will know what happened is them. Do you happen to use Skype to send adult content? I hear they have been cracking down on that more.

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i got this surprise when i was unable to log in into skype then i when to my email and i got this
and after several emails to support i got an answer saying that
 
"ve verified that a serious violation of the Microsoft Services Agreement occurred on your account .......................   Due to the nature of this violation, and pursuant to the terms of the Microsoft Services Agreement, Microsoft can neither grant you access to the contents of your account,..."
whats next now?
i want to know what happened exactly, and can that be appealed?
 

A:Problem with hotmail account, account temporarily suspended)

Ask them for a appeal? The only ones who will know what happened is them. Do you happen to use Skype to send adult content? I hear they have been cracking down on that more.

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On Saturday I got a number of emails to my hotmail account stating that there was a failure to deliver messages to people on my contacts list. A bunch of people that I haven't talk to in years (those accounts no longer existed). Later on this followed by a number of replied emails from random people from my contacts list saying I had sent them a link. I checked my sent messages, there is nothing there.. obviously I hadn't been sending these emails... but I looked on the failed delivery and there are so many contacts from the list that are people i talk to..that must have actually got the email. Some professors, some other students and i don't no how to stop this from happening. It happened again today where someone told me that i sent them an email with a virus looking link in it. This email address is particularly important for my daily work/school functions and i would like to keep it as a reliable means of communication...

To summarize the Problem:
-Sending unintended/ untraceable emails to all my contacts

How can I stop it??

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Hi Folks: Dec. 3rd

I was experienceing no problems with accessing my Hotmail account until a few days ago. I think Hotmail has changed their web page because I have noticed, using other computers recently, that it is different.

On my computer I can't even access the webpage now; a couple of days ago, when I had still set Hotmail Inbox as my DEFAULT internet page I was able to see my mail (albeit on a diffent webpage) but I couldn't open any messages. At the bottom on my Status Bar the message reads 'Error Found'whenever i click on a message. On other computers I can access the mail but I can't delete any messages, esp. from my Junk Mail & I can't access the address Book (Contact List) at all.

I have tried a few suggestions from your readers: e.g., checking the Time/Date settings, enabling cookies, etc.
I would very much appreciate any HELP you can give.

Thanks so much.

Moira Nasim Hotmail address <[email protected]> Yahoo address is: <[email protected]>
 

A:Problem with Hotmail account

I would edit out the emails in your post. There is a feature in the "User Panel" under "Edit Options" that if checked a person can send you and email without seesing your addy. There are mostly real nice folks here but you never know who is lurking around hunting for email addresses to bombard with spam are other junk.

Try going to www.msn.com and click on the Hotmail button there and see if you can access it from there.
 

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I have an hotmail account. Unfortunately everytime i enter my email address and password and press go ,the next screen is blank with "done" reading in the left corner. On the bottom right a gold coloured small lock appears. When I click it some information about a certificate appears. How can I disable this or how can i access my account. It was working perfectly until i had to re-install my ntl broadband internet connection. please help. thanks lusaka
 

A:problem with hotmail account

go here and you can get instant online chat help. Good luck
http://supportservices.msn.com/us/contactus.asp#_cu_interactive_support
Bob
 

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I keep my Hotmail account open during work so that I can email with my wife (I know, I know - but we don't abuse the privilege and my boss knows I keep it open, ok?). Anyway, for a while now when I've signed in to Hotmail, instead of making a nice neat transition from the login page to my inbox, it would go to a "file not found" page. I had solved this minor issue by simply refreshing the page. Often it would go to a weird looking, text-only version of my inbox, which I would have to refresh again. Then everything would work fine for the rest of the day. This occurred in both IE7 and Google Chrome.
Yesterday, as our resident "tech guy" (as in, happens to know more than anyone else in our company, and only enough to be dangerous), I was tasked with installing an updated version of NOD32 antivirus software. I don't know if these things are related, but now I am unable to access my inbox for Hotmail, in either IE or Chrome.

When I try to go to the log-in page, sometimes I can't even get to it. If I open a new window, I can usually at least get the log in page and enter my username and password. But after I attempt to complete the sign-in process, I get a "HTTP 400 - Bad request" error. In Chrome, it says, "Bad Request (Invalid Verb)".

This happened to me yesterday afternoon, after installing NOD32. When I logged in on both my computers at home last night, I had no problem.

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A:Problem signing in to Hotmail account

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Virtually everything I help other folks with I can find an answer to, but this one has me tearing my hair out.

Where I live in Spain we often get power cuts. Each time it happens I have to re-enter passwords for all the PC forums I help on and my Hotmail account, that was only a minor irritation, but now Hotmail has changed its security measures and made it a big irritation.

After the power has failed, PC is rebooted and when I try to sign into Hotmail I enter my email address and password and it takes me to a page that says "You haven't signed in from this location recently" that alone is hard to understand as I am using my hotmail account every single day.

It then asks for me to verify the account and sends me a text message, I enter the code number received and submit it only to be taken back to the same page again. I've done this verification several times and it just goes around in a never ending circle.

I end up having to select the option "I can't verify my account", fill in all the details and then later in the day or the next morning my account is accessible again, but only until there is another power cut and I have to go through the same routine all over again. I've tried to add my desktop PC as a trusted PC but it says I need to have Windows Essentials installed, so I installed it, rebooted and still got the same message.

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A:Solved: Problem signing into my Hotmail account.

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I don't have a second email account listed with the hotmail account so I created a new live account log in. How do I access my email account I have had for 10 years.

A:problem logging into hotmail account need to reset my password

Unless you have a secret question or second email address there is not a way.

I am going to close this thread encase it leads to illegal advice.

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I can’t access my HOTMAIL accounts- HOTMAIL support?

I learned about Microsoft’s new policy of not allowing you to send email from Hotmail using it’s own products Outlook and Outlook Express unless you are paying an additional fee, when I replied to a (Hotmail) email while using OE. After sending my reply I received an error message that OE could not access the account. It then proceeded to DELETE all my previous email message in outlook express for this account.

A web search then led me discover that this account was one of those now requiring payment of a fee to send mail using Outlook or OE instead of logging on to the website. (They are doing this in stages so some HOTMAIL accounts still allow the free use and access with Outlook/OE.)

I then tried to sign on to my account using another Microsoft product Internet Explorer- initially everything looked unchanged,

1. however after typing in my name and password instead of opening my account

2. I got a new screen of “scrambled letters” designed to prove that a person and not a machine is accessing my account.

3. I type in these scrambled letters and one of two things happens:

a. (Usually) I receive yet another screen of scrambled letters to input

b. (Occasionally) I receive the “sign in screen” again EITHER WAY

4. Whichever screen I receive- whether I input scrambled letters yet again or insert my name and password the process repeats itself and one of two things happens:

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A:I can't acces my HOTMAIL account- Hotmail Tech Support?

I've never used Outlook or Outlook Express in any form my self, so I can only offer some limited suggestions for sorting this out.

First: have you tried deleting all cookies and accessing the account? If using XP/2k -- it may even be helpful to try creating a new User Profile and logging in under that, this will ensure you have an entirely new web cache, index.dat and cookie folder.

Try accessing the account from another computer and see if you get in that way.
 

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I'm being spammed to death. So, I've registered a new Hotmail account. Now, I would like to transfer/copy all my contacts in the old account into the new account. Can someone please tell me how?

Arthur Bay
 

A:hotmail -- transferring/copying contacts to new hotmail account from old

Have you tried using the extensive filter and spam blocking on Hotmail?

If you are usiing OE also go to it and export your address as an .csv file then go to this url and import them to your new hotmail account.

http://lw14fd.law14.hotmail.msn.com/cgi-bin/dasp/doaddressesimport.asp

I don't know if their is a provision to import them from your old Hotmail account.
 

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How do I get my Hotmail emails over into my new Outlook Hotmail account I inadvertently created my new account without checking properly
 

A:How to get my old Hotmail emails into my new Outlook Hotmail account

Here's how you add your Hotmail account to your Outlook.com account. I don't know if you'll get your messages over or not. They're two separate accounts that can't be merged.

http://help.outlook.com/en-us/140/ms.exch.ecp.newsubscription.aspx
 

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I need to copy all my addresses from 1 hotmail account to a 2nd. I would like to do this in a way I do not need to type in each address
 

A:hotmail address book another hotmail account

http://ask-leo.com/how_do_i_transfer_hotmail_contacts_to_another_account.html
 

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Hello All, This is my first post here and I hope that you all are willing to help out a "newbie" of the forum, because as of right now I am getting fed up with my BLEEPING COMPUTER!!!My computer has been acting a little funny lately...I'm not sure what the issue is, but a lot of my administrative privileges seem to have been changed, ie "You do not have permission to (fill in blank)" If anyone has time to take a look at my hijackthis logfile as well as the adsspy logfile to see if there is anything that looks a little fishy. I have had THREE different instances of my bank account info being exploited and just recently my Hotmail account was hijacked and used as a "mass SPAM sender". Also, the last logfile is from a program called IOBit, which has a HijackScan tool as well. Any help would be greatly appreciated!HIJACK THIS LOGFILELogfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.4Scan saved at 12:55:31 PM, on 5/3/2011Platform: Windows Vista SP2 (WinNT 6.00.1906)MSIE: Internet Explorer v9.00 (9.00.8112.16421)Boot mode: NormalRunning processes:C:\Windows\system32\Dwm.exeC:\Windows\Explorer.EXEC:\Windows\system32\taskeng.exeC:\Windows\System32\igfxtray.exeC:\Windows\System32\hkcmd.exeC:\Windows\system32\igfxsrvc.exeC:\Windows\System32\igfxpers.exeC:\Program Files\Intel\Intel Matrix Storage Manager\IAAnotif.exeC:\Progr... Read more

A:Possible crcss.exe trojan? Little to no admin privledges? Hotmail Account Hijacked as well as bank account

Hello and welcome to Bleeping ComputerWe apologize for the delay in responding to your request for help. Here at Bleeping Computer we get overwhelmed at times, and we are trying our best to keep up. Please note that your topic was not intentionally overlooked. Our mission is to help everyone in need, but sometimes it takes just a little longer to get to every request for help. No one is ignored here.If you have since resolved the original problem you were having, we would appreciate you letting us know. If not please perform the following steps below so we can have a look at the current condition of your machine. If you are unable to create a log because your computer cannot start up successfully please provide detailed information about the Windows version you are using: What we in particular need to know is version, edition and if it is a 32bit or a 64bit system. [/b]If you are unsure about any of these caracteristics, just let us know and we'll help you figuring it out. Please also tell us if you have your Windows CD/DVD handy.Please include a clear description of the problems you're having, along with any steps you may have performed so far.Please refrain from running tools or applying updates other than those we suggest while we are cleaning up your computer. The reason for this is so we know what is going on with the machine at any time. Some programs can interfere with others and hamper the recovery process.Even if you have already provided information about y... Read more

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It used to be not connected to any email account but when it updated to 8.1 I chose to get an email address for it, so now as a result, the password has to be 8 characters long and I have to use a PIN number , but that's still 4 characters, and I usually use one character password.

So how do I go back to the normal type of user account to use the 1 character password?

A:My user account changed to an hotmail-email account connec

Local Account - Switch to in Windows 8

Local Account Password - Change or Remove in Windows 8

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I have a new computer.  I just noticed an old picture, which is not in my new computer saved, is STILL showing up as profile picture on emails I send.  I put a new picture up, BUT the old picture is still showing up on emails I forward.  HOW
CAN I DELETE THIS?
I have no pictures saved on my new computer in C drive, public folders.

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My husband and I have separate hotmail accounts. The question I have involves my husband and email that he receives. He will send an email to Sally Jones with the subject being titled Thursday. He will get an email several days or weeks later from Sally (no last name listed) with the subject being re: Thursday as if Sally Jones is replying to him. However, when he opens the email it's usually a spam for Viagara or something else.

Is there some way to prevent this from happening? Obviously someone or something is getting into the email and reading the person he is sending to and then turning it around to benefit them.

Any suggestions?

Nancy
 

A:hotmail and spam

you can block spam from your hotmail account, however I agree with RSM123, you should inform the person you receive this spam from, but only if it is a familiar email address to you, if you do not know the email address DO NOT reply at all.
log in at hotmail.com to block spam.
 

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i am getting a ridiculous amount of porn and spam in my hotmail account. i am using the junk mail filter, but im getting so much in my junk box that my account is always full. what can i do to get rid of all this without opening a new address?
 

A:hotmail spam

You can add names to the safelist so you only get email in the inbox from the address that are on your safelist.

Also you can set the junk folder to delete right away any email that goes into that folder.
You will not see any more spam. Well I get one a month that goes to the inbox but I block it, but that is better then 50 a day.

You need to undo the delete the spam right away of you sign up some place like here and they have to email you back to get you set up as a Register user. But then move that mail and add them to your safelist and then set it back so all spam is deleted right away.

Also MyWay.com is a great webbase email you can use and there are NO Ads.
 

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ALL OF YOU HOTMAIL USERS--LISTEN UP!!! READ THE ARTICLE BELOW--NOW-- AND THEN DO WHAT IT SAYS-----IF-----YOU ARE GETTING A LOT OF UN-SOLICITED SPAM IN YOUR HOTMAIL ACCOUNT(S). I FOUND ON ONE OUR PCs THAT THESE BOXES WERE CHECKED AND THE OTHER ONE HAD NO CHECKS. CHECK YOURS NOW!!
(I FOUND THIS ARTICLE ON ONE OF THE BULLETIN BOARDS)
PLEASE POST THIS TO ALL OF YOUR BULLETIN BOARDS AND EMAIL THOSE IN YOUR ADDRESS BOOK.
I ONLY KNOW WHAT THIS ARTICLE SAYS TO DO AND I DID IT JUST NOW.

Trick or treat? You be the judge. Larry at CMA caught the latest.

MSN is sharing your Hotmail ID information by default, even if you previously chose NOT to have your information shared. In March they did a "3 for 1" split breaking the original one check box for sharing information into 3:
share my email address
share my first and last name
share my other registration information
When you created the hotmail account (prior to March or April of this year), if you chose not to share your info, the "share my first and last name" is not shared after this 3-for-1 split. However, by default, the "share my email address" and "share my other registration information " are shared. So now you know where all that new junk mail is coming from!

To change them for every hotmail account you have, you must go into that hotmail account. Click on Options above folder tab, and in the first column under "Your Information" click on "Personal Profile". Scroll ... Read more

A:Hotmail And Spam

Thanks Bu for the info.
 

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I have been recieving alot of spam lately from Viagara to porn and just about everything else you could think of could you tell me what to do to get riid of it from coming in all together or at least redirect somewhere else and NOT to go to my Inbox Thanks
 

A:Help hotmail and spam ?

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Hi, my problem is that one of my Hotmail accounts is sending out hundreds of emails to people I don't know. I keep getting returned mail messages every day for emails I haven't sent.


DDS (Ver_09-02-01.01) - NTFSx86
Run by Mr M Thurlby at 11:39:07.41 on 20/02/2009
Internet Explorer: 6.0.2900.5512 BrowserJavaVersion: 1.6.0_11
Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition 5.1.2600.3.1252.44.1033.18.2047.1419 [GMT 0:00]

AV: AVG 7.5.552 *On-access scanning enabled* (Updated)

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