View Full Version : Help! Virus in my e-mail account...?
Sep 8th, 2003, 05:00 PM
So I've been getting blocks and returns for these fairly large e-mails that I never sent out. One response said that I had a virus. Any suggestions???
Sep 8th, 2003, 05:21 PM
I've been getting some of those from my Hotmail account. I think it's just another ploy to get you to examine the contents of the returned message.
Sep 8th, 2003, 06:39 PM
I explain all of this in this thread:
It's just a new ploy. Don't open them.
Sep 8th, 2003, 06:47 PM
But mine don't turn out to be advertisements. :/
Sep 8th, 2003, 07:18 PM
Aren't they? :blah
Sep 8th, 2003, 09:39 PM
Another way this can happen is that many viruses distribute themselves by taking a name from the infected computer's address book and inserting it in the From field of outgoing virus messages, with another random name as the recipient. Therefore, if you have a friend with an infected computer, he could be sending virus e-mails with your address attached, and if he has any invalid addresses in his address book, they will send notices back to you instead of him.
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