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Address book hacked
« on: October 06, 2016, 08:03:28 AM »

Anyone getting bizarre emails purported to be coming from me in the last 24 hours, they aren't from me! Yesterday my computer got hit by some malware that was imbedded in a thread on another forum. This malware latched onto my address book and sent out mass emails. If you have gotten one of these in the past 24 hours don't open it.
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Re: Address book hacked
« Reply #1 on: October 06, 2016, 05:08:51 PM »

Last night I renewed my antimalware subscription, scanned my computer and removed 335 possibly malicious scripts from my computer.
Oh the bastards also tried making a $60 charge to my credit card, but they didn't get away with it.
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Re: Address book hacked
« Reply #2 on: October 06, 2016, 07:48:20 PM »

It's Vlad Putin. Poooooo ..... tin.
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Re: Address book hacked
« Reply #3 on: October 06, 2016, 07:55:40 PM »

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It's Vlad Putin. Poooooo ..... tin
Nah.......They were Punjabbers!
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Re: Address book hacked
« Reply #4 on: October 07, 2016, 03:15:57 PM »

Pooooooon ,,, jabrz? Holy krishna!
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Re: Address book hacked
« Reply #5 on: October 08, 2016, 09:53:46 AM »

Thank God they missed me. ::)
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Re: Address book hacked
« Reply #6 on: October 08, 2016, 01:20:11 PM »

Thank God they missed me. ::)

They missed me too.  I think I viewed that thread.

Mike, what virus and anti malware packages are you using?

Years ago I used Norton until it turned into a memory and resource hog. I switched to Zone Alarm a few years ago and its doing the same thing along with blocking portions of legit programs.  I'm looking at Bit defender or the paid AVG as a replacement.

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Re: Address book hacked
« Reply #7 on: October 08, 2016, 01:33:33 PM »

Malwarebytes saved me.  Its well worth the money spent.  In fact, I have mine on automatic renewal.
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Re: Address book hacked
« Reply #8 on: October 08, 2016, 01:38:42 PM »

Malwarebytes saved me.  Its well worth the money spent.  In fact, I have mine on automatic renewal.

Thats one of the legit programs Zone Alarm blocks along with Snag-It a screen capture program. It also dislikes Microsoft Visio at times.
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Re: Address book hacked
« Reply #9 on: October 08, 2016, 07:20:54 PM »

I'm running Malwarebytes Premium. Seems to be the most effective now days. I've run Zone Alarm and AVG in the past but the Malware bytes seems to do a better job. I was only without antimalware protection for two days when this thing hit.
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