02-22-2012 11:34 AM - last edited on 02-22-2012 12:15 PM by OrnahP
"Sent: Tuesday, February 21, 2012 2:46 PM
Subject: Look what i found
its been hard living on my own this was my opportunity knocking at the door it seemed like my options were starting to become slim.
THis was sent to all my contacts. I have run scans and a house call. Found nothing.
Don McPhee VE3REO
02-22-2012 12:54 PM
Please try to change the password of your email and then monitor if it would do the same.
02-23-2012 06:26 AM
This same thing happened to me at the end of January.
Some malware (maybe a Trojan) made its way to my machine from either a website or an email.
Then, it used by Hotmail contacts or my Outlook contacts (I don't know which) to send a weird email to all my contacts using the email addresses in them with a link in the email. It did that for a few days. Some of my contacts let me know it was happening. The subject in the email was also weird; it just had the characters 'Re:'; and the grammar or sentence structure in the email was very juvenile.
Anyway, I deleted all my contacts on Hotmail; changed all my passwords; went into my Outlook contacts and changed all the email addresses to a non standard format, for example: from email@example.com to joewhoisatserver.com. Then, I upgraded from Trend PC-Cillin to Trend Titanium Maximum. Very drastic measures but so far so good.