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  1. #1


    nottinghamshire
    Posts : 90
    windows 8 & windows 7 /samsung tablet 10 1 / acer chromebook/ Lenovo win 8,/10

    emails


    Hi i dont know what has happenend but loads of emails has been sent out to most people on my address book , i clean my puter every time i use it ,i have done the scanning and everything , im finding it bit embarassing , hope someone can advise . thanks

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  2. #2


    Harrisonburg, Va.
    Posts : 10,488
    Windows 8.1.1 Pro with Media Center


    Sounds like a virus.
    Do a complete virus scan.

    At boot if your antivirus supports it.

    What is the content of the sent emails ?
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  3. #3


    Harrisonburg, Va.
    Posts : 10,488
    Windows 8.1.1 Pro with Media Center


    Do you have a restore point to go back to before this problem started ?
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  4. #4


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    Windows 8 Pro Windows 8.1 Preview


    What a coincidence:

    Virus Alert: I'm Free at Last!
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  5. #5


    nottinghamshire
    Posts : 90
    windows 8 & windows 7 /samsung tablet 10 1 / acer chromebook/ Lenovo win 8,/10

    emails


    Thankyou guys , i have done a few antivirus scans and spyware , im not quite sure what is in the emails no one has hopefully not opened them it looks like they have been sent out to people that i havent been in touch for months.
    im going to do a restore point now , thanks
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  6. #6


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    Hi Booslady,

    The restore point sounds like a great idea. Just make sure that it totally fixes your issue because I have seen reports (from malware forums) that a sytem restore to a previous point does not always work. Why? I have no idea because I see no reason why it should not work. Anyway, did any of your scans specifically identify the malware infection by name? If so, that information might help others going forward. Thanks, in advance, for your response and good luck.
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  7. #7


    Harrisonburg, Va.
    Posts : 10,488
    Windows 8.1.1 Pro with Media Center


    Quote Originally Posted by JustATest View Post
    Hi Booslady,

    I have seen reports (from malware forums) that a sytem restore to a previous point does not always work. Why? I have no idea because I see no reason why it should not work.
    Click image for larger version Perhaps ?

    Sneak attack by dormant virus... ?
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  8. #8


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    Quote Originally Posted by David Bailey View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by JustATest View Post
    Hi Booslady,

    I have seen reports (from malware forums) that a sytem restore to a previous point does not always work. Why? I have no idea because I see no reason why it should not work.
    Click image for larger version Perhaps ?

    Sneak attack by dormant virus... ?
    Hmmm... that would be a really smart virus indeed. So, you wheel it in through the gates of your PC and it is a timed-release virus (like doomsday), so when you rollback to a previous point, the current date never changes, the timed release is activated and whammo; here come the Spartans! Interesting... good point Dave!
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  9. #9


    nottinghamshire
    Posts : 90
    windows 8 & windows 7 /samsung tablet 10 1 / acer chromebook/ Lenovo win 8,/10

    emails


    im back with what i was able to find not sure what imfo was needed regarding the email problem , so what i could see was webcake webcakedesktop adware generic5 x hope that helps .
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  10. #10


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    Windows 8 Pro Windows 8.1 Preview


    Thank you for the followup response and I'm hoping you are stating that you issue is/was fixed and it had something to do with the webcakedesktop adware generic5 x; yes?
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