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Someone sending bad attachments using my computer?

Discussion in 'Virus & Other Malware Removal' started by pcbaaya, Sep 23, 2004.

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  1. pcbaaya

    pcbaaya Thread Starter

    Jul 29, 2003
    Someone please help. I'm scared.

    I received the following e-mail at an old address I seldom use, and it seems to be saying that someone else is sending e-mail to--of all places, the Port of San Diego!--from my address (or simply lying and saying it is from my address) with some sort of harmful attachment. It advises me to consult my system administrator, but that is me, since I am the sole user of this OS WinXP Home Ed. computer, and I only have a vague idea of what nefarious things may be going on with my computer. What should I, or can I, do? It is infuriating to think someone may be using my PC to do "evil".
    I have been running Norton Personal Firewall for several months and just this week upgraded from NAV2002 to NAV2005, which, after a full scan, has failed to detect any viruses, and my surfing is mostly confined to a few favorite sites. I do sometimes open spam that I get at my Lycos.com address just to have the pleasure of saying "Block Sender" and notifying Lycos that it is spam, but I never open attachments unless they are from a trusted source *and* accompanied by a personal message that tells me the person knows me (reference to my hobbies, use of a special name, etc.)
    Any help will be greatly appreciated.

    Return-Path: <[email protected]>
    Received: from mx09.lax.untd.com (mx09.lax.untd.com [])
    by maildeliver28.lax.untd.com with SMTP id AABAXD5S5AYHH9L2
    for <[email protected]> (sender <[email protected]>);
    Wed, 22 Sep 2004 14:26:51 -0700 (PDT)
    Received: from fs-mstr.portofsandiego.org (smtp.portofsandiego.org
    by mx09.lax.untd.com with SMTP id AABAXD5S4A6A7RJS
    for <[email protected]> (sender <[email protected]>);
    Wed, 22 Sep 2004 14:26:50 -0700 (PDT)
    Received: from Portsdgwia-MTA by fs-mstr.portofsandiego.org
    with Novell_GroupWise; Wed, 22 Sep 2004 14:26:31 -0700
    Message-Id: <[email protected]>
    X-Mailer: Novell GroupWise Internet Agent 6.5.2
    Date: Wed, 22 Sep 2004 14:26:15 -0700
    From: "GW ADMIN" <[email protected]>
    To: <[email protected]>
    Subject: Blocked Message
    Mime-Version: 1.0
    Content-Type: text/plain; charset=US-ASCII
    Content-Transfer-Encoding: 7bit
    Content-Disposition: inline
    X-ContentStamp: 2:3:1609708354

    This is an automatic message from the Guinevere
    Internet Antivirus Scanner.

    A message was received from you with a subject of Private document
    The message was addressed to [email protected].
    The message contains file attachments that are not permitted.

    You will want to consult with your system administator on how
    to deal with this.
  2. mimo2005


    Aug 14, 2004
    if it was me ,i ll delete the message ,and then go to my fridge and open a beer :)
    I wont respond ,if they have something to complain ,and you know that you ve done nothing wrong ,let them contact your internet provider ,this thing smells fishy ,just delete ,and move on .
  3. pcbaaya

    pcbaaya Thread Starter

    Jul 29, 2003
    Thanks. I hope it *is* fishy, in the sense that this message itself is a fake. In the past few months, I have had a few messages bounced back to me as undeliverable--messages to addresses and people I have never heard of--but have never gotten such a strongly-worded notice along with them.
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