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Lots of infected emails showing up in my inbox. Not sure why, please help!

Discussion in 'Virus & Other Malware Removal' started by St!nkf!nger, Sep 24, 2003.

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  1. St!nkf!nger

    St!nkf!nger Thread Starter

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    For the past few days I've been getting lots of infected emails in my inbox. First it started with about 20 or so, but they've grown more numerous day by day. Today it was up to 76. A lot of them show up as Microsoft Windows Update emails that have a virus attached. Actually they're all worms. Also, many are showing up as emails from gibberish email addresses like [email protected]. What is it that can be causing this, and how do I get them from showing up? I've created some rules in Outlook to delete them but they keep showing up. Any ideas? Would my ISP be able to help me out at all? McAffee catches them all, but I don't want them showing up in the first place.
     
  2. NiteHawk

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    Not much you can do about it except not open and delete them.
    You could set up a filter to automatically delete them based on a key word, depending on your email program.

    The problem is, people who have your email addy in their address book have become infected and are the ones that are sending out the mass mailings.

    The more people that have your address in their address book, the more chance of you receiving this garbage email.
     
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