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Outlook virus via Hotmail while sleeping?

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

This message was created automatically by mail delivery software (Exim).

A message that you sent could not be delivered to one or more of its
recipients. This is a permanent error. The following address(es) failed:

This message has been rejected because it has
a potentially executable attachment "application.pif"
This form of attachment has been used by
recent viruses or other malware.
If you meant to send this file then please
package it up as a zip file and resend it.

------ This is a copy of the message, including all the headers. ------

Return-path: <masterzedric@hotmail.com>
Received: from toronto-hse-pppXXXXXXX.sympatico.ca ([xxx.xxx.xxx.xxx] helo=XP1800)
by server1.01domain.net with esmtp (Exim 3.36 #1)
id xxxxxxxxxxxxx
for xxxxx@xxxxxxxxxxxxx.com; Fri, 06 Jun 2003 20:51:20 -0600
From: <masterzedric@hotmail.com>
To: <xxxxx@xxxxxxxxxxxxx.com>
Subject: Re: Screensaver
Date: Fri, 6 Jun 2003 22:51:19 --0400
Importance: Normal
X-Mailer: Microsoft Outlook Express 6.00.2600.0000
X-MSMail-Priority: Normal
X-Priority: 3 (Normal)
MIME-Version: 1.0
Content-Type: multipart/mixed;
Message-Id: <xxxxxxxxxxxxx@server1.01domain.net>

This is a multipart message in MIME format

Content-Type: text/plain;
Content-Transfer-Encoding: 7bit

Please see the attached file.
Content-Type: application/octet-stream;
Content-Transfer-Encoding: base64
Content-Disposition: attachment;

<--- Attachment code appears here --->
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?


In the beginning......
Political User
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:


NTFS Stoner
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.

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