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Who has taken my email address book?


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This evening I found a large number of rejected emails which appeared to have been sent by my main Yahoo email account to various names in my address book there were also some addressed to my other emails accounts which are also listed in my Thunderbird address book. I have run "House Call" which reports "no threats", I also ran "spybot" after updating it and it reported the following "adviva", "Casalemedia", "Doubleclick", "Flastclick", MediaPlex", "statcounter" and "Web Trends Live" They all appear to have come in via Chrome. (17 in all). I do not usually use Chrome, but this after noon I thought I would give it a try, my prefered browser is Firefox 18.02 Is there a real problem with Chrome and what do you think has caused my email problems? I am using Windows 7, fully updated, along with ZoneAlarm (Free)ZoneAlarm Free Antivirus + Firewall version: 11.0.000.038 Vsmon version: 11.0.000.038 Driver version: 11.0.000.026 Antivirus engine version: 8.2.11.97 Antivirus signature DAT file version: 1111911520 Web Identity Protections version: 1.5.393.22 My next move is to run a ZoneAlarm Scan.

Is there anything else I can do to protect my PC

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SillBill

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Your email has been compromised, who knows by whom, but it happens regularly.

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SillBill

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Oh, and BTW you only see the tip of the iceberg, the emails which don't get rejected - you don't know about.

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Woolwell

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Change your yahoo password immediately and any other email account passwords too.

They could be spoof emails that appear to come from you and it is possible that a spammer has obtained details of who you send e-mails to.

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lotvic

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As per Woolwell says, change your passwords login on Webmail servers.

Is your email POP or IMAP ?

Is your address book kept on Webmail server or is it only on your pc?

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Jock1e

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Also check your contacts to make sure that you do not have a contact that you don't know about and should not be there.

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