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I'm running Windows XP SP3 using Outlook Express email client. Emsisoft  AntiMalware.

And really I'm reporting a quandary. Since I opened my email program this morning I've been inundated with

a total of 263 advisories from my postmaster at Paradise, plus a few from Yahoo  and Hotmail, indicating non delivery

of emails I never sent, which suggests of course that my email client is infected.However,I've run a  full scan plus the Emsisoft

emergency kit scan wtih zilch results. I'm deeply suspicious of one of those chain emails received overnight from a friend

along the lines of "Bayer is suing 'Europe' for saving the bees" and which apears to be a hot topic at the moment.

But if an infection piggybacked in on it, it's not showing itself.

I am, of course, totally peeved about all this priding myself of having only three infections since I bought my first PC with Windows 95.

Two were pip squeaks and the third a quite exciting ride with the windows shutdown bar and the needed security patch bar running

neck and neck to the finishing post with the patch winning by a nose. Phew!

Anyway, it's all too much for this simple brain and I'm hoping brilliant minds will come to the rescue.


P.S. Just checked: another four "delivery notifications: deliver has failed."


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Hi Patrick,

welcome to the forum.

Anyway, this section is for malware submission.

Regarding your problem, spam is not always caused by malware, but if you want make sure whether your computer was infected by malware (spam bot) or not, or need help of malware removal, please go to this section:


This post will be moved to that forum as well.

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The procedures contained in this thread are for this user and this user only. Attempting to use the instructions in this thread on your system could result in damaging the Operating System beyond repair. Do Not use any of the tools mentioned in this thread without the supervision of a Malware Removal Specialist.

All posters requesting Malware Removal assistance are required to follow all procedures in the thread titled START HERE, if you don't we are just going to send you back to this thread.

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