aol computer virus

July 19, 2010 at 14:49:57
Specs: Windows 20.10.2009

Hi-
I have a virus that has sent emails to everyone in my aol address book. I have changed my email, but now when anyone sends me an email, they get an automatic response with a website. What is this virus and how do I remove it. thank you

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#1
July 19, 2010 at 19:09:47

It sounds like your AOL email account has been hijacked. Did you answer any emails requesting information about your account due to AOL having some technical problems? If it is not a hijack, have you ran your updated antivirus program scan, and what did it report?

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#2
August 13, 2010 at 05:02:56

Same thing happened to me. The fix was easy. Go to your AOL account via mail.aol.com (not from Outlook or other email program), click on Settings, and look at your Mail Away Message. It's probably a link to the website that the virus put there. Delete the message.and click on "No mail away message". KenZee

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#3
August 22, 2010 at 20:27:35

wow, thank you so much for this! i have been going crazy for a few weeks with this exact problem! once i delete this does this mean the virus is gone? i have tried so many virus scans and they all say my computer is clear.

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#4
October 11, 2010 at 08:12:13

Hi
I have had problems with people and myself receiving e-mails I have never sent. Found your answer but have tried to follow your instrutions but cannot find what you call "Mail Away Message" under settings. I am obviosly doing something wrong. I tried this once I was in my AOL account but still no luck. Would apprciate your help.

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#5
November 6, 2010 at 10:48:10

I checked my settings and it was already set to No mail away message.

But someone or something is still sending out email to everyone in my AOL address book.


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#6
November 6, 2010 at 19:15:25

Maybe do yourself a favour and ditch that AOhELL crap. Sorry, that is my humble opinion.
Aol, Norton & McAfee are the worst software ever used on PC's. They jumble up the registry worse than ever.
I have unloaded so many of those in the past I can't remember how many.

Some HELP in posting on Computing.net plus free progs and instructions Cheers


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#7
January 6, 2011 at 10:15:46

I to have had the same problem. I have run loads of anti-virus stuff but my aol account still sends out unwanted emails. I have also tried changing emailing settings any advice welcome.

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#8
January 7, 2011 at 18:19:31

I got told today that someone hacked into the AOL database and this is why so many of us are experiencing these problems of 'automatic' mail being sent, purportedly from our accounts. I was told to change my password: I did and now (co-incidentally, I imagine) I've not been able to get onto the AOL mail service all day!! My guess is they have BIG problems!!

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