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11-05-2011 10:52 AM
I am getting tons of bounce backs from emails that i did not send and addresses are not from my address book. Virus scans of hard drive with multiple security software products come up negative. any ideas of where to go from here?
11-05-2011 11:09 AM
While you are thinking it could be a virus, it could also be..
The person who is sending that e-mail, is spoofing the e-mail address.
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11-07-2011 01:52 AM
Could be that it's not a virus at all. Change your password and secret answer to something new and complex. If they have your login info, they don't need a virus.
11-21-2011 01:52 PM
Sorry I havent gotten back to this until now...thanks for your response.
Still getting tons of bounce backs as originally described
Can you explain a bit more what "spoofing" is and how I can stop it?
Headers indicate that its not coming from any of our computers as one responder suggested.
11-21-2011 03:30 PM
Unfortunately the standards that defines the basic eMail SMTP protocol do not do a validation of who you say you are so by using the protocol I can connect to a mail server and say, e.g.. From B.Obama@whitehouse.gov , and it a basic mail server will accept it. Incorrectly identifying yourself in any of the TCP/IP protocols is a spoofing attack.
07-01-2012 06:35 PM
I received a phone message from Verizon that my internet service will be terminated soon if I cannot clean of a DNS changer virus. I have attempted several months ago to rid my computer and was not aware that it is still a problem. I need more information.