Spam and viruses

  jaimie 18:17 11 Mar 2004

Can anyone explain this please? I get on average 80 spam emails perday on my ntlworld account, all of them ofering the usual viagra etc, recently I am getting 5 emails a day with viruses attached. Norton 2004 detects it and I delete it and then empty the deleted folder. Within 2 minutes the same email with virus is back again. after deleting this one it usually doesn't come back-what gives?

Regards Jaimie

  GANDALF <|:-)> 18:47 11 Mar 2004

click here and download the free version of Adaware. Update and run it. You could always change your email address though.


  jaimie 19:06 11 Mar 2004

Gandalf, I don't understand what adaware will do? it's not ads that plague me but emails with viruses. I'm running XP pro with Norton 2004 and a harware firewall/router


  GANDALF <|:-)> 19:07 11 Mar 2004

The emails could be sent from a cookie stored on your computer. It seems strange that the emails re-appear within minutes of deletion which points towards some sort of spyware on the computer or you are well unlucky.


  georgemac 19:35 11 Mar 2004

I have no spyware on my computer - run spyware blaster and spybot - fully updated - and get exactly the same with my ntlworld email address.

I don't think it is too easy to change with ntl, so I ma just waiting until we get broadband when I will get a new email address, and will put 3 numbers after my name which seems to stop spammers guessing your address.

I use mailwasher, and it really annoys me how much mail I get delivered in my ntl account which is not even addressed to me!

  jaimie 19:38 11 Mar 2004

Thanks to Gandalf and Georgemac, I will use adawae to see what happens

Thanks again all

  Valvegrid 19:51 11 Mar 2004

Also make sure they are removed off the server, go to NTL home page and scroll down to wemail on the right hand side and delete the emails found there.

click here

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