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I've got a problem and I'm not sure how to sort it. I know some of you are 'savvy', so..Last night all of my contacts in my Hotmail account got spam emails from me. So I changed my password. But they've had them again today. I sent a test email to myself and another spam email was sent alongside it. My laptop blocked it as spam. But how is it doing it? Any advice?

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A couple of years ago I had a similar situation, but I just put a complex password with a word, capital letters and numbers. Since then everything is fine

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I would suggest that you use Malware Bytes -- it's the one that doesn't seem to let these little suckers sneak in like Norton, Symantec and the others do.

 

you can use the trial for 30 days, then $24 (USD anyway) bucks for the full version and you can license three PCs with it.

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Because this happened after you changed the password you can be pretty sure you have a trojan on your own computer. I suggest downloading and running spybot search and destroy first. My second recommendation is eset smart security as an antivirus/firewall. It's very good and won't slow your system down significantly.

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Because this happened after you changed the password you can be pretty sure you have a trojan on your own computer. I suggest downloading and running spybot search and destroy first. My second recommendation is eset smart security as an antivirus/firewall. It's very good and won't slow your system down significantly.

 

Agreed. I've been using Eset Nod32 for years and it's never let me down. It's what a lot of schools in my area use.

 

-Ryan

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I would suggest that you use Malware Bytes -- it's the one that doesn't seem to let these little suckers sneak in like Norton, Symantec and the others do.

 

you can use the trial for 30 days, then $24 (USD anyway) bucks for the full version and you can license three PCs with it.

 

Get the free version of MalWare Bytes and use it manually - don't let it run resident (the paid version) I work software support and a significant number of our customers problems come from Malware Bytes interference. It does a nice job blocking the bad stuff, but you're going to start hating your computer if you let it run resident. It really hurts performance.

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Macs aren't immune to viruses either, though. I just pulled 3 Trojans off the company owner's personal macbook 2 weeks ago. I'm a big fan of malwarebytes for an after the fact situation on Windows PCs (and Clamxav for Macs), and Avast for a full time antivirus solution.

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Not trying to be a wise guy but buy a Mac.

 

Yeah, why wait for spyware to infect your PC when your MAC OS can spy on you right out of the box? [flapper]

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Get the free version of MalWare Bytes and use it manually - don't let it run resident (the paid version) I work software support and a significant number of our customers problems come from Malware Bytes interference. It does a nice job blocking the bad stuff, but you're going to start hating your computer if you let it run resident. It really hurts performance.

 

could be right, I did the free version and ran in manually as well.

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