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#1 jimmie1948

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Posted 27 October 2010 - 08:26 AM

The other day, when I opened my Yahoo email account, I noticed a bunch of "mailer daemon" messages. Evidently, my email address has been hi-jacked. I sent a message to everyone in my address list letting them know what happened and to NOT open any <No Subject> emails that looked they had been sent by me. I then ran my AV program...it found 5 problems and eliminated them. However, I see that the same "mailer daemon" issue has occurred again...The purported "message" inside these emails is a link - http://misegoyo.t35.com - there is nothing else contained within the message. How do I get rid of this issue?? I'm sure that the "mailer daemon" messages I got in my in-box were old and invalid email addresses that this hi-jacker wasn't able to send to. Any help with this would really be appreciated.

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Posted 27 October 2010 - 08:45 AM

Hi, and Welcome to Malwarebytes!

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Posted 28 October 2010 - 07:17 AM

When you say you "opened your Yahoo email account" do you mean on your computer (using Oultlook Express, Windows Mail or similar) or on the web. If you mean on the web then the problem is not on your computer. It simply means that somebody has hacked into your account and used it to send out spam. It happened to me a couple of weeks ago. Log into your Yahoo account and change your password (to a stronger one) so they can't use it again. Having said that, if they want to hack into it again, they will.

If, on the other hand you use Yahoo through an e-mail programme (as mentioned above) then follow the suggestions in the previous post

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Posted 28 October 2010 - 09:19 AM

When you say you "opened your Yahoo email account" do you mean on your computer (using Oultlook Express, Windows Mail or similar) or on the web. If you mean on the web then the problem is not on your computer. It simply means that somebody has hacked into your account and used it to send out spam. It happened to me a couple of weeks ago. Log into your Yahoo account and change your password (to a stronger one) so they can't use it again. Having said that, if they want to hack into it again, they will.

If, on the other hand you use Yahoo through an e-mail programme (as mentioned above) then follow the suggestions in the previous post


Sorry Grumpy, I guess "opened" may not have been the best choice of words. I have a Yahoo email account. I simply accessed it to see my new emails, that's when I saw all of these "mailer daemon" messages. I have gone to Yahoo and changed my password, however, did this on the same computer that I'm having the issue with...I'll use another and change the p-word again. Of note - when this issue began, I ran my NOD32 a/v program. It did pick up 5 "intrusions", which I deleted (I did this last Sunday night). Since then, I've run Malwarebytes, Spybot S & D...neither of them picked up anything.




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