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Hijacked address book

My address book has been hijacked, and everyone in it is receiving spam that looks like it coming from me.  I have run superspy and stinger and a spyware remover that is recommended elsewhere on this site.  My computer seems to be clean, but what can I advise all the others who are receiving this spam to make it stop? Quite a few people are really upset with me, and I really had nothing to do with it that I am aware.

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Reliable Contributor exbrit
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Re: Hijacked address book

Moved this to Malware Discussions.  It's not uncommon for this to happen.  It could equally as well be someone else who has your email address stored and has a similar address book and the bug is spoofing your email address in the "From" field.

As a precaution run the free version of this tool and update it before running.  Let it remove everything it finds.

If you really want to have it investigated you could download Hijackthis and post its log on one of the following forums for expert guidance.

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Do not post the log  here, we can't help!

Post the logs at a specialist Forum:

AUMHA  FORUM

BLEEPING  COMPUTER FORUM

MAJOR GEEKS  FORUM

MALWAREBYTES  FORUM

MALWARE  REMOVAL FORUM

SPYWAREHAMMER  FORUM

SPYWARE  INFO FORUM

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