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Outlook Express

Discussion in 'Web & Email' started by mantisimo, Dec 14, 2001.

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  1. mantisimo

    mantisimo Thread Starter

    Jun 28, 2001
    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)

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


    Oct 29, 2001

    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
  3. SavvyLady


    Oct 14, 2001
    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 :)
  4. TonyKlein

    TonyKlein Malware Specialist

    Aug 26, 2001
    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,
  5. sabledog

    sabledog Guest

    Apr 22, 2001
    sounds like nimda ....

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