"Spirefm" <Spirefm@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
>I know my pc's relaying spam because I get reject messages from yahoo about
> failure to deliver. I sent 1 of these emails and the 2 files it contained
> to AVG (whose AV I use) for inspection. They came back quickly and said
> it was spam but contained no viruses.
> Can anyone recommend a program or method for removing this? My gut feeling
> is that it is hidden somewhere but I've run SCU.exe and that didn't finf.
> also ran Hijack This but don't know enough to be sure of what I'm looking
> I've also installed mynetwatchman.
> This happening on both Vista RC2 and on XP64.
First, the fact that you get those notices doesn't necessarily mean that
you're infected. It could be from any other machine that has you in their
Address Book. The malware then pulls addresses off their hard drive to
spoof the from field.
Help with malware:
All MS-MVP Sites.
Unexplained computer behavior may be caused by deceptive software.
So How Did I Get Infected Anyway?
For quite a few people it's by installing Messenger Plus, whose ads for
malware don't identify the malware as such and try to convince you that you
owe it to the author. See also:
Don't ever do a "default" install of anything. Always choose Custom and see
what else is being carried along. Don't install any extras you're not sure
Frank Saunders, MS-MVP OE/WM
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