hotmail virus

March 23, 2006 at 16:00:34
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i have the WORM_NYXEM.E virus in my hotmail. how can i
get rid of it. its not in the computer, as i move around a
lot and never chexk my mails in the same place.. always
on differnet computers. so it really is just in my hotmail
account. people are starting to send me angry messages
regarding the emails they think i am sending, but its not
me... its the virus thats sending them by istelf randomly
taking addesses out of my contact list. please can
someone help. this is getting urgent..thank you

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March 23, 2006 at 16:55:08

Found that on google in a few seconds

Hopefully my advice will help you...Please post back with your results....thanks

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March 24, 2006 at 02:23:26

thanks for your reply, however i had already found this
site, and the problem is it discusses solutions for your
computer. This virus is in my hotmail account only. I do
not have a computer.Im completely stuck

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March 24, 2006 at 03:33:58

First job to do, go here.
ActiveX Spyware & Adware Scanning
This scanner is an ActiveX applet. After a short delay in which your browser downloads the control file, you will receive a "Warning Dialogue" requesting permission for the scanner to run. Click "Yes" and the applet will pop up and scan. You will be alerted if any spyware is found. When a spyware or malware is found, you will be alerted and asked if you want to remove it. If no spyware is found, the scanner will disappear on its own.
If nothing happens, or if you are using a browser other than Internet Explorer, click here and choose either "Open" or "Run this program from its current location". Do not choose "Download".
Securing Your Computer: Temporarily Disable Real Time Monitoring Programs.
Malware Removal and Prevention: Introduction
Malware Removal and Prevention: Overview
If Your PC is Infested w/ Spyware & Adware...
Important: Create a specific folder on your hard drive called HijackThis to keep its backups.
You can do this by going to My Computer (Windows key+e) then double click on C: then right click and select New then Folder and name it HijackThis. Download and unzip HijackThis.exe into this folder.
If possible run HJT in Normal mode ( not Safe ) with all your normal startup's working.
HijackThis Tutorial - How to Analyse your own log.
HijackThis log file analysis ( online )

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March 24, 2006 at 04:53:06

so you are saying that you don't have a physical PC, and that you have a virus on Hotmail?
One solution is to open a new account and lay the old one to rest.
You may even try yahoo or gmail....both are free and in my opinion 100 times better than hotmail. If you need a gmail invite, just pm me and give me your e-mail address and I can send you one.

Hopefully my advice will help you...Please post back with your results....thanks

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March 24, 2006 at 05:58:54

Are you sure that the Hotmail account is not being "spoofed"? There would be no actual malware, it is just that a bad guy has picked up the account address and is using it to forward the virus/trojan/worm onto others. The address could have been listed in someone's address book that received the actual worm, and is now "spoofing" to infect others. This is a very common action done by an infection to continue the spread of its packet.

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March 24, 2006 at 07:00:46

rhi78, I kind of agree on the e-mail spoofing. You can read about it at the link below.

Email spoofing


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March 24, 2006 at 10:34:43

I'd tend to agree with capt and Tuf. Your email address is probably being spoofed. If you had a virus in a hotmail email attachment, Hotmail would detect it and either send the email to your Junk folder or prevent you from downloading the email attachment.

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