Strange email problem - could it be a trojan/keylogger...

Discussion in 'other anti-malware software' started by PhoenixWeb, Dec 13, 2006.

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  1. PhoenixWeb

    PhoenixWeb Registered Member

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    Hi

    I noticed this problem a few months back, but just put it down to coincidence.

    I get around 300 spam emails a day. I do have a spam filter, but as I am self employed I still check through my spam just to check there are no customer emails in the mix.

    Now what I have noticed is I am receiving a couple of spam emails a day with subject lines very similar to emails I have sent. I initially put this down to chance, but recently I have sent a couple of emails with uncommon subjects, and then later that day I have received spam with similar subjects.

    For example: I sent an email with the word Manhattan in the subject, and then shortly after I received spam with Manhattan in the subject. This has also happened with - Workrave, Vendetta (as in V for), K9, CSS, and also various names. It is only one or two emails a day, not a deluge or anything.

    My security set up is: Antivir Personal Premium, BitDefender 8 (for manual scans) Commodo firewall, and CyberHawk. I did download Spyware Doctor and I used if for a couple of days, but it found nothing.

    Could this be a trojan or a keylogger? Or do you have any other ideas? Any recommendations on anti-trojan software etc, or things to try, will be greatly received!

    I thought I was pretty well protected, but there is clearly something fishy going on...
     
  2. Texcritter

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    Hi PW


    You could do a check with a-squared
    I don't know much about this software but it does get pretty good reviews.

    Free version here
    http://www.emsisoft.com/en/
     
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    No problem, hope you get sorted.
     
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