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Stealing bandwidth

Discussion in 'General Security' started by dano_61, Nov 3, 2007.

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  1. dano_61

    dano_61 Thread Starter

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    I have received an email from my internet provider saying i am using excess bandwidth and that i may have a virus, i dont watch alot of streaming video or play games online.

    How can i check if my bandwidth is being stolen

    Dan
     
  2. Frank4d

    Frank4d Retired Trusted Advisor

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    There are worms and viruses with similar message content that are disguised to look like they come from your ISP, but really do not. One give away is the email does not contain your name, username, or account number. Copy and paste some of the text here (including the Subject line) and we will have a look.

    BTW, I received two emails yesterday regarding investigation of suspicious activity on my Paypal account. When I read the header information it showed they were from a Yahoo.com email address. :confused:
     
  3. dano_61

    dano_61 Thread Starter

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    No these were from my provider, they suspended my service for a day till i fixed the problem
     
  4. WhitPhil

    WhitPhil Gone but never forgotten Trusted Advisor

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    Download, install and run HiJackThis
    Run the scan and save log.
    When the LOG file opens in NotePad, do Select All, Copy
    Then, return here and in a Post Reply, do a Paste of the contents for review.
     
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