an email that I have not written appeared

Discussion in 'malware problems & news' started by puma_one, Jul 19, 2012.

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  1. puma_one

    puma_one Registered Member

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    Hello,

    An email message appeared suddenly yesterday on my PC Vista when I was surfing on YouTube and also using Tweetdeck. It was an email who was ready to be sended.

    This email was using my program Windows Mail.

    I have not written this email but it contains my email address in the section "From:" and was directed "To" : "everyone;".

    The subject was : "I Quite!"

    The email contained a short text in english.

    After verifications, nothing has been sended. I thought in the first time about a virus generating spam from my PC.

    I have scanned my computer with Trend Micro Titanium Internet Security (deep scan) but nothing wrong was detected. Also, a rapid scan with Malwarebytes has not given bad result.

    So what ? Do you have any recommendations ?
     
  2. Chiron

    Chiron Registered Member

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    Did you click on anything just before it happened? This could have even been a picture or a blank portion of the screen.

    I ask because scripts can automatically have your default mail program get an email ready to be sent. For example, I use it legitimately in one of my article on this page.
     
  3. puma_one

    puma_one Registered Member

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    Thank you for your answer.

    Effectively I was clicking with my mouse on some links on Twitter.

    So, I think that you have pointed the solution.
     
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