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Abe F. March
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Abe F. March

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PostSubject: spam messages   spam messages EmptySun Mar 14, 2010 11:19 am

SPAM messages are being sent from my email address. It happened about 3 weeks ago and than again today. They use my list of email addresses and the message is a website that sells Viagra among other things.
I wouldn’t have known about it if my daughter had not been on the receiving list. I sent a message to the same people emailed explaining that it did not come from me.

How can I get rid of this? Any ideas?
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PostSubject: Re: spam messages   spam messages EmptySun Mar 14, 2010 11:26 am

Have you run a antivirus scan? You may have an Adware infection on your system.
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Abe F. March
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PostSubject: Re: spam messages   spam messages EmptySun Mar 14, 2010 11:35 am

In the past several days, I have upgraded, downloaded, run system scans, etc. I run virus scans everyday. Thanks for the suggestion, however. It could be a virus that is still undetected.
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PostSubject: Re: spam messages   spam messages EmptySun Mar 14, 2010 11:59 am

When you get them they can hide very well these days. I had one a few years back that was only activated when I went to use the Restore function in Windows to back up my system. Lost eveything in a blink.
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A Ahad
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PostSubject: Re: spam messages   spam messages EmptySun Mar 14, 2010 12:48 pm

This seems like a common thing Abe. I have received spam e-mails from several people whom I know to be of character not to send spam e-mails.

The internet can be a very confusing place indeed.
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PostSubject: Re: spam messages   spam messages EmptySun Mar 14, 2010 2:39 pm

Abe try this free anti malware program.
http://www.malwarebytes.org/mbam.php
It will run alongside your Antivirus program.
Give it a try I have it on my system its quit a thorough scanner.
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Abe F. March
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PostSubject: Re: spam messages   spam messages EmptySun Mar 14, 2010 10:56 pm

Thanks David, I've downloaded it. In the meanwhile, I deleted all the addresses in my addressbook. Now I'll have to check my SPAM folder daily to make sure I receive emails I want to receive.
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PostSubject: Smarter Handling of Sales and Telemarketers Calls   spam messages EmptyTue Feb 18, 2020 12:04 am

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