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I just found out my email account, actually 4 accounts are sending SPAM out from them. I have changed passwords, but I was curious when it stated that I might have a key logger on my system how I could detect it. I use Microsoft Security Essentials but I am upgrading back to Kaspersky Pure soon. What are some good preventions on my network?? Could my phone have caused this, i have everything routed through it for work and what not.
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I don't know what you can do except changing passwords, but try a Malware Bytes scan too, along with lavasofts ad-aware and some others to see if you can locate anything on your system.

Are these yahoo! accounts?
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yes they are all yahoo accounts.
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Boot off an ubuntu live disk and change passwords from there, once its done, reboot into windows and perform a good old spyware / virii search with malwarebytes antimalware full scan and the antivirus of your choice.
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Boot off an ubuntu live disk and change passwords from there, once its done, reboot into windows and perform a good old spyware / virii search with malwarebytes antimalware full scan and the antivirus of your choice.

ive done that, with Microsoft Security Essentials, MalwareBytes, and SpyBot Seach and Destroy.

could have been my phone?? or any other suggestions on how it happened??
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Are these messages showing up in your 'sent' folder, or are you simply receiving mail 'from yourself'?
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post #7 of 10
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sent messages, and I have received some mailer daemons, and notices from friends

plus when viewing login it indicates someone logged in from out of state and country
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post #8 of 10
I had this happen as well on hotmail accounts, multiple hotmail accounts. They were sending spam (in sent folder)..

Its most likely just a brute and not directly targeted at you
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sent messages, and I have received some mailer daemons, and notices from friends
plus when viewing login it indicates someone logged in from out of state and country
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Originally Posted by Clipze View Post

I had this happen as well on hotmail accounts, multiple hotmail accounts. They were sending spam (in sent folder)..
Its most likely just a brute and not directly targeted at you

even though it indicates that someone actually logged into my account??
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post #10 of 10
Do you use your hotmail ID on a third party application? If so - that's likely where it was stolen.

Or you used the same email/password combination on another site ... either a site that is compromised or a site that never was legit to begin with.
    
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