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

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  1. mantisimo

    mantisimo Thread Starter

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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
     
  2. jbcalg

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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
     
  3. SavvyLady

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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 :)
     
  4. TonyKlein

    TonyKlein Malware Specialist

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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,
     
  5. sabledog

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    sounds like nimda ....

    sd
     
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