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khaledaa
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Registered: ‎09-17-2010

My Hotmail account keep sending emails from entire contact list. please help1

Hi All

 

First of all, currently I am using macbook when accessing my email and using (SAFARI OR CHORME) browser .... 

 

The Issue: actually form time to time i received email with subject of ( Delivery Status Notification "Failure") and contains some emails from my contact list ... also friend of mine informed me always that they received spamming emails from my address. I copy you sample of the email

 

 

Can you please help me how can I stopped those emails and protect my computer and emails account.

 

Please note that I usually use two laptop one HP and another macbook - is it from the notebook or from the mail itself?

 

Thanks a lot for your help

Khalid

 

This is an automatically generated Delivery Status Notification.

Delivery to the following recipients failed.

xxx emails




--Forwarded Message Attachment--
From: my address 
To: my address
Subject: Astuce pour gagner -20% sur des milliers de sites
Date: Thu, 16 Sep 2010 23:19:06 -0700

> > Salut, 

> > Je voulais vraiment t'envoyer un email car j'ai trouvé un lien vers un site qui donne un max de bons de réductions pour tous les meilleurs sites du Web :http://www.leprix.info/
> > Il y a vraiment un choix dingue de coupons reduction, sur les vetements, le hightech, l'equipement de la maison, et meme les voyages ou le vin! 
> > Tu peux trouver des remises jusqu'a -20% sur plein de sites commme FNAC, CDiscount, Pixmania, Rueducommerce, Laredoute, Ikea... etc
> > C'est vraiment un super bon plan pendant avec crise, car grace a ce site, on peut faire enormement d'economies.
> > Fais y vite y faire un tour, tu ne le regretteras pas,http://www.leprix.info/ , c'est genial !
> > A bientot
SendOfJive
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Re: My Hotmail account keep sending emails from entire contact list. please help1

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Hi khaledaa,

 

Your Hotmail account may have been compromised - someone has gotten your password and is now able to use the account to look up your contacts and to send spam.  The first thing you need to do is change your Hotmail password.  Then follow the advice given in the following artlcle to keep the spammer from regaining access to your account:

 

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

 

Specific instructions for changing your password and recovering your account can be found here:

 

http://explore.live.com/windows-live-account-account-hacked-faq

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xxxpersonxxx
Posts: 44
Registered: ‎08-24-2010

Re: My Hotmail account keep sending emails from entire contact list. please help1

Hi khaledaa,

 

It might not be your hotmail account, it might be a virus on your computer. Recently one of my family members had their computer infected with this and when they signed on their hotmail the virus would send email with copies of it to everyone.

It was hidden in an archive called fotos that had some photos in it and the virus. The body of the email was also in another language. This virus that i had was not detected by sonar or any other NAV, so if it could be a virus just search your computer and check your start up files by running msconfig. Also check with taskmanager to see if it runs when you open hotmail.

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Juteyar
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Registered: ‎09-17-2010

Re: My Hotmail account keep sending emails from entire contact list. please help1

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hello every body my name is Juteyar Essa I'm from Kurdistan north of Iraq. And I'm new here I hope I can help all you. So there's many websites it asks your email adress and email password. Like many websites as how to check who blocks you on msn or who deleted you on msn or many other websites that asks your msn adress and your password. If you gives them your email with its password, then they will get all of your issues and your data. Then otumaticly will put a virus into your msn issues and it will send this message. You just need to change your password and your question security and all of your account things. This is the message from Virus:- > > Salut, > > Je voulais vraiment t'envoyer un email car j'ai trouvé un lien vers un site qui donne un max de bons de réductions pour tous les meilleurs sites du Web : hxxp://www[dot]leprix.info/ > > Il y a vraiment un choix dingue de coupons reduction, sur les vetements, le hightech, l'equipement de la maison, et meme les voyages ou le vin! > > Tu peux trouver des remises jusqu'a -20% sur plein de sites commme FNAC, CDiscount, Pixmania, Rueducommerce, Laredoute, Ikea... etc > > C'est vraiment un super bon plan pendant avec crise, car grace a ce site, on peut faire enormement d'economies. > > Fais y vite y faire un tour, tu ne le regretteras pas, hxxp://www[dot]leprix.info/ , c'est genial ! > > A bientot

 

 

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huwyngr
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Re: My Hotmail account keep sending emails from entire contact list. please help1

As a matter of interest I just checked those leprix URLs in Norton's Safe Web lookup in NIS 2011 and it reports it as Untested with the footnote:

 

General Info
Web Site Location     United Kingdom
For me that would make it suspect for a UK site to be running a French website for price discounts.
FWIW


Hugh