Your suggestions, Mark
by prvk - 7/2/07 10:35 AM
In Reply to: Interesting. by MarkFlax
>Do you recognise anything there? EG, From email@example.com, "Hi >Bart, Good God 15 tons...."?
Oh yes! I recognised it as mostly old email, although in one of the files, I saw more recent stuff.
>If not then there appear to be two possibilities.
>2] Your computer is a zombie, sending out spam email.
>I fear the 2nd may be true.
I too, fear this. I just need to find out how to fix the problem.
>Tell us more about what you use to defend the computer from hackers, >viruses and spyware.
I'm using Kaspersky Internet Security Suite 6.0. It dowloads new updates every three hours, and the latest database was at 6:30 this morning. I'm running CounterSpy V2, which updated yesterday.
>I would, as soon as possible, get two online scans done, an >anti-virus at Housecall, http://housecall.trendmicro.com
>and an anti-spyware at Ewido, http://www.ewido.net/en/onlinescan/
>Let them remove everything they find.
I've done all this, per your previous suggestion. Not much of anything was found.
>Then update your own anti-virus and anti-spyware definitions, and in >Safe Mode re-scan with them, one at a time. In Safe Mode viruses and >spyware cannot normally get a hold. Delete everything they find.
Again, They are fully updated and functional, have been run in safe mode, and reported nothing.
My email proggy, Forte Agent, which I've been using since 1994, has been bullet-proof all these years, has a users' forum, and I've posted there asking for ideas and suggestions. Eventually, this will be solved, and I'll post accordingly.
Thanks again for all your help.
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