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Got email from self

by corcaigh / August 19, 2007 12:04 AM PDT

I just received an email from one of my other email accounts and i checked the source, its definitely from my email address. I'm running anti-virus right now. Any recommendations from anyone?

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Also run an on-line scan.......
by Marianna Schmudlach / August 19, 2007 12:28 AM PDT
In reply to: Got email from self

Please run the Housecall online virus scan located at:
Follow the prompts to scan your hard drive for viruses. Select the "Autoclean" option so that Housecall will remove any viruses from your system.
When the scan is finished, please restart your computer.

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Sad to Say It Sounds Like....
by tobeach / August 19, 2007 5:25 PM PDT
In reply to: Got email from self

Mass mailing worm?
Even sadder to say that you should notify/e-mail ALL in your contacts list with warning about your mails and include full name of worm and which AV calls it that name (Various AVs call same thing different names). Perhaps include a LINK in post to Housecalls or a removal tool (if you find a specific one). It's the RIGHT thing to do (IMHO) & your contacts will be thankful you let them know & helped them get rid of it!
My sympathies & Good Luck! Happy

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