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    Hi Everyone

     

    A request for some info and help.  I opened my email account this morning to find someone had emailed everyone in my contact list from my email address.  The content was a link selling cheap electrical goods.

     

    Does this mean I have a virus r did someone hack my account.  Should I change my password?

     

    Any help appreciated

     

    Thanks

     

    Omz

    Monday, November 26, 2007 6:10 PM

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    If you are not using Windows Live OneCare, you are off topic for this forum. This is not a general forum for viruses, spyware, or Windows Help. For help with spyware issues, you may want to try the forums here: 

    http://aumha.net/ For help with virus removal, contact the maker of your Antivirus program.

     

    However, I suspect that what you are seeing is that a spammer is using your email address in the from field for spam. That does not mean that they have hacked your account or have infected your PC.

     

    -steve

     

    Monday, November 26, 2007 7:49 PM
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