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    bash32 Posts: 1, Reputation: 1
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    Mar 29, 2010, 09:50 AM
    Someone has hacked my email address book and is sending spam email to addresses in
    Someone has hacked into my email address book and is sending spam to addresses from my book. How can I stop this?
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    Scleros Posts: 2,166, Reputation: 262
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    Apr 2, 2010, 03:46 PM
    Quote Originally Posted by bash32 View Post
    How can I stop this?
    Probably can't, suggest doing the following anyway:
    1. Scan your machine for infection using Malwarebytes Antimalware and TrendMicro's Housecall online scanner. Remove all found infections. If a large number of infections are found, backup your data, wipe the hard drive, reinstall the operating system, and restore your data.
    2. Change the password on your mail account. Use a strong password - see Microsoft Password Checker.
    3. Purchase and install security suite software - Kaspersky, McAfee, Symantec, etc. and then keep the signatures up-to-date.
    4. If using Windows, configure Automatic Updates to run automatically or visit Windows Update manually after the second Tuesday of each month to install security updates to Windows.
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    Apr 2, 2010, 05:46 PM

    You get a virus in your machine that sends it out, not really hacked, time to do many of the above or to take it to a professional

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