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Kudos0

hotmail virus ?

Hey all,

I am using a MacBook with OS X version 10.4.11 I have had Norton antivirus on my laptop for several months.  All of a sudden I am spamming everybody in my hotmail account.  At times I my computer isn't even on.  Any ideas what could be causing this would be appreciated as most my friends are getting pretty irate.

cheers

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Kudos0

Re: hotmail virus ?

Hey all,

I am using a MacBook with OS X version 10.4.11 I have had Norton antivirus on my laptop for several months.  All of a sudden I am spamming everybody in my hotmail account.  At times I my computer isn't even on.  Any ideas what could be causing this would be appreciated as most my friends are getting pretty irate.

cheers

Kudos0

Re: hotmail virus ?

You most likely were the victim of a phishing/hack attack and the perpetrator is using your account and contact list to spam. You probably should ditch the account and be more vigilant about who you give your email address to for a new account.
Kudos0

Re: hotmail virus ?

I agree, it has nothing to do with your computer. Someone somehow got the password to your email account and is using it to spam your friends. It happened to me once before too.

Login to your email account, change the password, and also change any security questions.

That should put a stop to the spamming.

--TD "The brain is useless. We must find another brain." --Dr. Henry Frankenstein (1932)

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