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Outlook 2007 Auto-Complete: Do I have a virus?

by r7dexufa / August 16, 2011 12:07 AM PDT

Platform: Windows 7 Home Premium
Software: MS Outlook 2007 (12.0.6557.5001)

Unfamiliar, alarming addresses are populating my auto-complete when I start typing a familiar address or someone's name from my address book. Is it possible I have spyware or a virus?

For example, if my familiar address is r7dexufa@example.com, auto-complete will also offer me r7dexufa.xufa@gmail or ymail.com, or r7dexufa123@gmail or ymail.com.

I run Norton's Symantec and Malwarebytes on a regular basis, and come up clean. There are no rules set to send copies to these addresses as far as I can tell. There are no copies in my Outlook or webmail sent folders. I tried e-mailing these addresses directly to determine if they were valid, and they seem to go through without a hitch.

What is going on? I'm very nervous since I receive all the normal things by e-mail, such as credit cart statements, password confirmations, and so on.

Thank you!

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