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Discussion in 'Virus & Other Malware Removal' started by sharky, Jan 30, 2005.

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  1. sharky

    sharky Thread Starter

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    First of all, absolutely no one else uses my computer,
    i live alone.

    I went to sign into a yahoo account and the yahoo email
    page opened up with another account! a name made up
    out of numbers.

    I found a bunch of these in the inbox,returned email:

    <[email protected]>:
    67.28.114.35 failed after I sent the message.
    Remote host said: 554 delivery error: dd This user doesn't have a
    yahoo.com account ([email protected]) [0] - mta124.mail.dcn.yahoo.com



    (i use spyware,adaware,spybot,hijack,virus programs)
     
  2. GOTzMADsKILLz

    GOTzMADsKILLz

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    Did you disable remote access?
     
  3. sharky

    sharky Thread Starter

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    Not sure what "remote access" is. My computer is not connected
    to any home network and not using anything wireless. (XP by the way)


    i found all this stuff at the end of an email that was returned
    (also, i have opened a thread once about having problens with my
    yahoo emails being hacked)


    D#8238;rae#8236; Re#8238;knaB snoig#8236; /B#8238;O kna#8236;f The
    West /People#8238;naB s`#8236;k M#8238;bme#8236;er,

    T#8238;sih#8236; e#8238;iam#8236;l was s#8238;tne#8236; by the
    R#8238;aB snoige#8236;nk /Ba#8238;O kn#8236;f The West /Peop#8238;B
    s`el#8236;ank s#8238;evre#8236;r to ve#8238;yfir#8236; y#8238;ruo#8236;
    ema#8238;li#8236; addr#8238;se#8236;s. You mu#8238;ts#8236;
    c#8238;lpmo#8236;ete t#8238;ih#8236;s pr#8238;sseco#8236; by c#8238;gnikcil#8236;
    on the l#8238;kni#8236; bel#8238;wo#8236; and e#8238;gniretn#8236; in
    the s#8238;am#8236;ll w#8238;odni#8236;w y#8238;ruo#8236;
    Reg#8238;oi#8236;ns Bank /Bank #8238;eW ehT fO#8236;st /P#8238;knaB s`elpoe#8236;
    ATM#8238;ibeD-#8236;t C#8238;dra#8236; num#8238;eb#8236;r and PIN
    t#8238;ah#8236;t you use on ATM.
    T#8238;sih#8236; is do#8238;en#8236; for y#8238;ruo#8236;
    prot#8238;ce#8236;tion - b#8238;uace#8236;se so#8238;em#8236; of our
    mem#8238;eb#8236;rs no l#8238;no#8236;ger ha#8238;ev#8236; ac#8238;ssec#8236; to
    t#8238;rieh#8236; ema#8238;li#8236; a#8238;serdd#8236;ses and we
    m#8238;su#8236;t v#8238;re#8236;ify it.
    To v#8238;re#8236;ify y#8238;ruo#8236; e#8238;liam#8236;
    a#8238;erdd#8236;ss and ac#8238;sec#8236;s yo#8238;ru#8236; ba#8238;kn#8236;
    a#8238;uocc#8236;nt , cl#8238;kci#8236; on the l#8238;kni#8236;
    be#8238;wol#8236;:

    If you h#8238;va#8236;e Re#8238;noig#8236;s Bank
    ac#8238;tnuoc#8236;: [input] [input] If you h#8238;eva#8236; Bank
    Of#8238;T #8236;he West ac#8238;nuoc#8236;t: [input] [input] If you
    h#8238;eva#8236; Peo#8238;lp#8236;e`s Bank a#8238;uocc#8236;nt: [input]
    [input]
     
  4. GOTzMADsKILLz

    GOTzMADsKILLz

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    So you have a firewall/Router and you've right clicked My Computer > Properties and selected the Remote Tab and ensured Remote Assistance is unchecked?

    Try doing your AV and antispyware Scans in Safe Mode (Hit F8 while your comp is booting). It's the only way to remove bad things from your system after it's been infected, much higher chance of success at any rate of finding and removing unsafe files and programs.

    [Edit] Sometimes returned emails aren't actually from your computer they could be a Virus or Spyware that is sending out and spoofing your email address from say, a friend's PC. [End Edit]
     
  5. sharky

    sharky Thread Starter

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    "So you have a firewall/Router and you've right clicked My Computer > Properties and selected the Remote Tab and ensured Remote Assistance is unchecked?"


    >>>it was CHECKED, now unchecked

    >>>>>>.....now doing the safe mode cleaning.....


    i have one email address with a nickname of my state. this email
    address/acount that has opened up on my computer is NOT the
    same. its a different email address and its saying 'welcome "amand".
    i have never even heard the name "amand".

    its fnny if it was not so serious.
     
  6. EAFiedler

    EAFiedler Retired Moderator

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    Hi sharky

    This is what I got out of your message:
    Are you able to read the email at all, or is it just gibberish?

    This is too weird.
    I just saw the same email in my Yahoo mailbox.

    Obviously, a phishing scam going on here.
     
  7. sharky

    sharky Thread Starter

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    yes, i will copy and post here the emails that went out(might take from 1
    hour to a day to post)!

    the account had 5 undeliveable/returned emails in the account,nothing
    else. the undeliverable message also said something like' could not
    open the mailbox

    the 5 returned emails had the email addresses they were sent to!
     
  8. GOTzMADsKILLz

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    Was there anything under sent items though? Maybe ensure that option is checked. I just have a feeling it's not coming from your account though. I gather you changed the password?
     
  9. sharky

    sharky Thread Starter

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    the "sent" box had no emails.
    the"trash"box had no emails
    the "bulk" box had no emails
    the "in" box had 5 undelivered email returns.

    i since closed down the window so i have no access
    to the account,but i did use software to capture the
    email pages in the account.

    i dont know if you read my other thread about not trusting
    yahoo. i complained to yahoo of all problems with my email
    accounts about 8 months ago(accts. i had since 1997) being
    hacked or something..and yahoo closed my email accounts.
     
  10. GOTzMADsKILLz

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    I still don't think it's hacked. It's probably someone has your email address somewhere on their computer and it's their computer that's being hacked and trojaned. I wouldn't worry too much about it as there is nothing you can do.
     
  11. EAFiedler

    EAFiedler Retired Moderator

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    I get the occasional "undeliverable" messages to my email address, they normally contain the Netsky worm.
    I believe the "undeliverable" part is the come on, to get you to open it.
     
  12. sharky

    sharky Thread Starter

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    i am dumbfounded what took place,its almost funny because
    it reminds me of the days of telephone "party lines" when
    people shared the same line. you pick up the ringing phone
    and its for the other person who shares the line. i open my
    email and its someone else's email account (again no one
    else uses my computer).

    if anyone from techguy,senior members want to email me
    to my techguy email for more info,its ok(might take a day
    or a week to get back).
     
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