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    x.gwen is offline New Member
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    Exclamation Virus in Windows Live Mail

    Hi All,

    It happened to me .. I'm always very carefull with suspicious emails, especially with links in them, but today i found out i have a virus in my email. My email account (at live.nl) has sent an email with a link to Viagra to my boss! Of all people..
    The weird thing is, all my 'sent' emails are disappeared.. Everything else is still there. I use the Windows Live Mail programm, not hotmail dot com.
    I allready ran McAfee Plus but it couldn't find a virus.
    Can anyone please tell me how i can remove this virus from my email. Hope someone can as i'm feeling pretty ashamed that my email sends out these kind of messages to my (professional) contacts.

    Cheers,
    Gwen

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    Try with Malware, Malicious Software Removal Tool, Protect Your Computer or
    Try with Microsoft Security Essentials. Virus, Spyware & Malware Protection | Microsoft Security Essentials
    It may not be virus, can be some account hijack, spyware, malware kind.
    Your AV should be with latest definition updts.
    After cleaning your PC, change your password

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    Looks like a case of email spoofing to me...

    Check out Email spoofing - causes, prevention: Don't fall for such scams.

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    Thanks guys! I've installed the Microsoft Security Essentials and it found something! Deleted the 'item' and i'm also going to change my password right away! Hope this does the trick and my email will stop harassing my boss..

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