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mantisimo

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I have no idea what is going on here so I hope someone has seen it before. I recently installed XP and Outlook Express 6.0 comes with it. Well I use Outlook to manage email, so I uninstalled express. Now everyday for the past 3 days I get random email placed in every directory on my computer.

The files are in these formats. (1700 at a time)
.eml
.nws

I have to use search *.eml to find them all. How do I stop these from coming in, and where are they coming from?
Thanks
 
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strange

not sure if it's virus or spyware related, but doesn't hurt to check with a virus scan, and try spyware remover from ad aware
 
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Click on tools & Internet options then programs... check & see what you have said is your mail handler.... thinking if you have OE there thats the problem.


Savvy :)
 

TonyKlein

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I think you should follow Savvy's advice, and scan for viruses at <A HREF="http://housecall.antivirus.com/">Trend Micro HouseCall </A>

All these *.eml files suddenly appearing sounds suspiciusly like Nimda: http://www.europe.f-secure.com/v-descs/nimda.shtml

If it were to be Nimda, try the Panda Quick Remover

It checks for, removes, and repairs registry damage caused by the following viruses: Goner, Qaz, BadTrans, Vote, SirCam, Anna Kournikova, Help, KakWorm, Navidad, ShellScrap, Happy, Msinit, Klez, Funlove, Nimda, Cool Notepad, I love you, Matrix, Pretty {ark, Verona.

Good luck,
 
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