Outlook virus via Hotmail while sleeping?

Discussion in 'Windows Desktop Systems' started by Zedric, Jun 7, 2003.

  1. Zedric

    Zedric NTFS Guru Folding Team

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    This morning I had this mail in my mailbox at Hotmail:

    This looks to me like a bounced virus. There are a few problems though.
    1. I never got an infected letter to forward.
    2. At the time of sending I was very much asleep (3-4am here).
    3. I don't use Outlook nor MSN Explorer.

    This looks like someone sent the email from toronto-hse-pppXXXXXXX.sympatico.ca (censored) which looks like a dial-up account in Canada. The sender was spoofed to make it look like I sent it.

    Any thoughts on this? Should I take any action?
     
  2. Zedric

    Zedric NTFS Guru Folding Team

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    How did this end up in Hardware???
    I meant to post it in Networking.

    Some mod please move it. :)
     
  3. rushm001

    rushm001 In the beginning...... Political User

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    I got a similar one from myself?? Like I send an email to myself with a virus screensaver attached. It had a subject line "Here's the screensaver you requested"?:confused:
     
  4. GoNz0

    GoNz0 NTFS Stoner

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    well theres a couple of online virus scans that i dare say you know of, trend micro and nortons, always worth a shot as theres a new virus broke out in the wild this week. it does look like your pc has been sending somthing, but all viri will spoof the senders by using part addys from your addy book. if none of it makes sence and virus scans say ok, i wouldnt worry too much about it.
     
  5. SPeedY_B

    SPeedY_B I may actually be insane.

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  6. Zedric

    Zedric NTFS Guru Folding Team

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    So I suppose I'll ignore it and be happy I don't use Outlook then. :)