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    Super Member SherriB's Avatar
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    I have Yahoo for my email. Somehow emails are being sent to everyone on my address list that contains a link to a virus. I got the same email from a friend but deleted it. How do I stop this??? Is it a virus or something?? We have an anti-virus from AVG.

    Is this happening to anyone else?

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    It happened to me and everyone who has a yahoo email that is in my other address book is sent back and forth. I don't know so I disabled my yahoo email. I love freecycle and I think it is one of the yahoo deals like that which is sending it around.If you go to Start/Run/type in restore and choose a date say a month prior to the time you began getting these......there's achance that you can get rid of it. But, I took my tower into Staples.....they have a free cleaning and setup once a month on a Saturday and I got rid of mine.........finally, I hope anyways. Best of luck. Ruth

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    That happens every so often with yahoo mail. We've been hit a couple of times. The restore trick mentioned earlier worked once. The other time we ended up having to have the computer "cleaned".

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    Sounds like something that is pretty common right now. "Someone" hijacks your email address and spam gets sent to everyone in your address book. There is nothing you can do about it. It won't send spam to everyone at the same time .It is a bot program that is doing it. It is not on your computer so cleaning your computer or a virus program will not stop it. Do your best to warn everyone in your address book NOT to open these emails and it they do, they should definitely NOT open any attachments or click on any links. From what I have seen and heard the only true way for this to stop is to close the email account.

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    A month or so ago 4 of my email buddies contacted me and said they were getting letters from me, trying to sell them Viagra, and even I got one of them from my own address.

    I told them to put them under "Spam" did so myself, and it stopped. Don't know why. Seems to me that a real hacker wouldn't be stopped so easily.

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    It isn't only Yahoo, it can happen with any email provider :wink:
    I am afraid that your account has been compromised :(

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ramona Byrd
    A month or so ago 4 of my email buddies contacted me and said they were getting letters from me, trying to sell them Viagra, and even I got one of them from my own address.

    I told them to put them under "Spam" did so myself, and it stopped. Don't know why. Seems to me that a real hacker wouldn't be stopped so easily.
    same thing happened to me - a co-worker kept sending me e-mails for viagra - he said it was spam.

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    Don't you have Norton or one of the other's that catch those things before they get in your computer. I have Norton and it tells me if something has a virus or something attached and also will get rid of most of them so I won't open them it is worth the money to get it.

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    I feel so bad that it is happening! It will be such a pain if I have to re-do my Yahoo email. If they put it under spam, will they ever get real email from me?

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