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I would clean up your system to ensure you don't have keyloggers stealing your account information.

Run Malwarebytes Anti-Malware (free)
Run SUPERAntiSpyware
and optionally ESET Online Scanner

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post #12 of 20
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Originally Posted by lucido View Post
I would clean up your system to ensure you don't have keyloggers stealing your account information.

Run Malwarebytes Anti-Malware (free)
Run SUPERAntiSpyware
and optionally ESET Online Scanner

Feel free to check out my Windows Security Guide to better protect yourself.
What he said.

Its more than likely a spoof. These things happen for about a week and then pass. Its really nothing to worry about (more of an annoyance), just scan for malware and the problem will pass in a week. It happens from time to time to employees at work.
post #13 of 20
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What he said.

Its more than likely a spoof. These things happen for about a week and then pass. Its really nothing to worry about (more of an annoyance), just scan for malware and the problem will pass in a week. It happens from time to time to employees at work.
Agreed, should have stated it a bit clearer. I don't expect you to have a keylogger. It's always good however to ensure you don't have one, or any other nasties that might be causing you to get that crap sent to you.
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post #14 of 20
From the looks of your outbox, it looks like your account was compromised by a spam bot. Just change your password, and change your security information, and you should be good to go. I've had the same happen to me, but they didn't email back to myself, just everyone on my contacts list.
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post #15 of 20
Your account could've been compromised or somebody felt like spoofing using your email address/name.

If it's the first case, change any and all passwords you can on a device that you know is clean (ie: phone). Once that's done, you can either try to clean up your PC or just outright reformat.

If it's the second case, nothing to worry about. Anybody can send an email that appears to be from any address. The only real way to tell if it's legitimate is to look at the email headers.

Personally, I would handle it as if it were the first case. I'd change all of my passwords using my phone and then reinstall Windows on my desktop and check any other machines I regularly use for infections and reinstall Windows if the situation permits. If your information was obtained through a public machine (ie: work/school), then you can't really do much. It's not really your place to go and run AV scans or reinstall Windows on their machines.
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post #16 of 20
Quote:
Originally Posted by lucido View Post
I would clean up your system to ensure you don't have keyloggers stealing your account information.

Run Malwarebytes Anti-Malware (free)
Run SUPERAntiSpyware
and optionally ESET Online Scanner

Feel free to check out my Windows Security Guide to better protect yourself.
ahh, was just coming in here to suggest malwarebytes. My friend was sending me spam without knowing and I told him to run this, haven't got any since.
post #17 of 20
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It's threads like this that make me proud to be on OCN

It was actually my inbox, there is nothing in my sentbox so I now know it is a spoof!
I am running malware scans anyway now (why not ).

Thanks for all the help guys.
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post #18 of 20
Its no infection its just spammers doing some spoofing. Spammers are doing a nice job in hiding themselves so they hide they're email addys which you can't see by looking at it nor will you be able to get a addy. But with detail analyses with a application like Spamspade and if you know how to use it you might get the ip of the sender from the header but that won't mean a lot as they use proxies and other services to hide themselves as well. So don't worry your infected its just spam mail. Nothing else
post #19 of 20
Some automated system broke into your old email. I've received spam from my old email addresses before.

Or spoofing. I learned something new today.
post #20 of 20
Quote:
Originally Posted by Sin100 View Post
It's threads like this that make me proud to be on OCN

It was actually my inbox, there is nothing in my sentbox so I now know it is a spoof!
I am running malware scans anyway now (why not ).

Thanks for all the help guys.
your already on the Spammers list. There's no effective way to stop it.
There's 2 ways. They're sending you spam or trying to spam someone else and the message you got was one that bounced of the original recipient coz it was blocked
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