I think my e-mail address has been hacked in

June 8, 2011 at 13:27:04
Specs: Windows Vista
Does that mean I Have a virus also. If you could help me change e-mail address and password asap I certainly would appreciate it. Thanks, Lynn P.S. My computer is a Toshiba and I have windows vista but my computer is in for repair of wireless turn on key. I am using husband's computer so I hope I can still change e-mail address and password asap.

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June 8, 2011 at 13:41:44
We really can't do anything as far as changing your account or password. That has to be done from the e-mail provider. Likely you're address is being "spoofed":


If you use webmail (GMail, Yahoo! Mail, Hotmail, etc.), contact them and have your account closed and recreate it under another user name and password. If you use your ISP's mail, contact them and see what they can do (likely the same). Yes, it's a PITA to change addresses, but it keeps your contacts from receiving spam/viruses/malware. Also, never give out your address to anyone you don't know (and never post it online---like in this forum) and ask those you do give it to to never forward mail with your info in it. Essentially, consider it almost as sacred as a credit-card number.

Scan your system with a good virus-scanner (AVG, Avast!, MS Security Essentials, etc.) and anti-malware (Malwarebytes, Spybot S&D, etc), if you feel your machine itself may be compromised (when you get it back).

"Channeling the spirit of jboy..."

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