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Computer problems, help needed!

RiggaRigga Posts: 939
edited May 2012 in The hub
I know there are some smart people on here so i thought i'd ask you lot, i'll try and keep this simple. Basically i have a problem with my email/hotmail account which has some kind of virus or such like. One day i got an email from on old friend on my contact list saying in the title : 'Click the link for pics', so i opened the email and there was no link, nothing.

Now my email is sending the same kind of emails to all my contacts saying censored like, 'click for pics', 'click for video', pics of me and you etc etc..and im still recieving them from this person, about 6 or 7 a day!!

It's [email protected] annoying i can tell you and my AVG is saying i don't have a virus so how do i stop this? Does it sound like a virus or sumat else?

Thanks in advance peeps.

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  • nicklousenicklouse Posts: 81,520 Lives Here
    You have been hacked. Change passwords and see you account history.

    I had something similar a while back.
    "Do not follow where the path may lead, Go instead where there is no path, and Leave a Trail."
    Parktools :?:SheldonBrown
  • RiggaRigga Posts: 939
    nicklouse wrote:
    You have been hacked. Change passwords and see you account history.

    I had something similar a while back.

    Change passwords for my hotmail acc or for everything?
  • nicklousenicklouse Posts: 81,520 Lives Here
    Good question. Mine are all different anyway and you may have different issues.
    "Do not follow where the path may lead, Go instead where there is no path, and Leave a Trail."
    Parktools :?:SheldonBrown
  • RiggaRigga Posts: 939
    nicklouse wrote:
    Good question. Mine are all different anyway and you may have different issues.

    Thanks, i'll try changing my Hotmail p/w first see if that makes a difference.

    I don't understand how my anti virus didn't pick this up though?
  • RaymondavalonRaymondavalon Posts: 5,346
    It's not a virus, it's an HTML based exploit... that's why
  • cooldadcooldad Posts: 32,601
    It's not a virus, it's an HTML based exploit... that's why
    Which possibly means something to someone, probably a geek.
    I don't do smileys.

    There is no secret ingredient - Kung Fu Panda

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    Parktools
  • RiggaRigga Posts: 939
    It's not a virus, it's an HTML based exploit... that's why

    Say what now?

    Will changing my hotmail accnt password stop this then? Or do i need to change all of them?
  • RiggaRigga Posts: 939
    Ok just found an option on my Hotmail acc that says ' my friend has been hacked!' so clicked on that and will see what happens!

    Also changed my Hotmail p/w but that didn't make any difference.
  • agg25agg25 Posts: 619
    Dload MalwareBytes and run a full scan through your pc just to be sure as well.
  • cooldadcooldad Posts: 32,601
    This tells you what it is but not how to fix it
    http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/46211081/ns ... mediately/
    Doesn't mean much to me but...
    I don't do smileys.

    There is no secret ingredient - Kung Fu Panda

    London Calling on Facebook

    Parktools
  • YeehaaMcgeeYeehaaMcgee Posts: 5,740
    Rigga wrote:
    I don't understand how my anti virus didn't pick this up though?
    Because it's not a virus. Most modern computery bad things aren't. Rather, they trick users into doing things, unwittingly.
    It's become far easier to do that, than to write actual viruses.
  • RiggaRigga Posts: 939
    Rigga wrote:
    I don't understand how my anti virus didn't pick this up though?
    Because it's not a virus. Most modern computery bad things aren't. Rather, they trick users into doing things, unwittingly.
    It's become far easier to do that, than to write actual viruses.

    Why don't they just get proper jobs!
  • RiggaRigga Posts: 939
    cooldad wrote:
    This tells you what it is but not how to fix it
    http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/46211081/ns ... mediately/
    Doesn't mean much to me but...

    Yep that sounds like it
  • YeehaaMcgeeYeehaaMcgee Posts: 5,740
    Rigga wrote:
    Rigga wrote:
    I don't understand how my anti virus didn't pick this up though?
    Because it's not a virus. Most modern computery bad things aren't. Rather, they trick users into doing things, unwittingly.
    It's become far easier to do that, than to write actual viruses.

    Why don't they just get proper jobs!
    Becaue if you can get this censored to pay, then it can pay big. Sometimes really big.
    It's like asking why doesn't a professional thief get a proper job. Some people are cnuts, and always will be.
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