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Windows live mail is trying to send 50 emails that it is not told to do

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January 3, 2012 11:40:53 PM

:bounce:  I was trying to forward an email toay however my windows live essentials mail system wanted to send it over 50 times
continualy run virus checker etc
I have been told I may have a virus of some kind
any suggestions would be welcome.
a b $ Windows 7
January 4, 2012 12:00:54 AM

Sounds like you have a "ghost" in the machine, likely a spambot. Recommend a thorough malware/virus scan, done in safe mode or even better, ran from a CD before OS is even loaded.
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January 4, 2012 12:13:11 AM

Agree with house. Sounds like a virus or spambot.
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January 4, 2012 3:40:12 AM

Nifty one said:
:bounce:  I was trying to forward an email toay however my windows live essentials mail system wanted to send it over 50 times
continualy run virus checker etc
I have been told I may have a virus of some kind
any suggestions would be welcome.

Run #1 and than #2 @ Simple and free guide to removing malware
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