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Got a scare in my Outlook inbox
« on: July 27, 2012, 11:10:59 PM »
Malware distributors have resorted to sending suspicious Outlook attachments with their spam. When I clicked on one to mark it as Junk Mail and block the sending address, the attachment executed itself. to my Outlook calendar. When I deleted the entry and ran antimalware, everything looks okay. Has anyone had any experience with these? Has anyone read anything about them?


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Re: Got a scare in my Outlook inbox
« Reply #1 on: July 28, 2012, 01:06:11 AM »
I never mark anything I just delete
If it goes automatically into junk I delete all that at one time.
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Re: Got a scare in my Outlook inbox
« Reply #2 on: July 28, 2012, 07:57:20 AM »
You didn't click on the attachment? Only the email? Good grief!!!  :(

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Re: Got a scare in my Outlook inbox
« Reply #3 on: July 28, 2012, 10:54:32 AM »
Nope..never had that happen.
If memory serves ( and sometimes it doesn't) I think I heard something about this going around last month via Outlook.

Glad you're computer is clean...man, that's just not right to hit delete and it executes.

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Re: Got a scare in my Outlook inbox
« Reply #4 on: July 28, 2012, 01:30:02 PM »
I don't know if it really makes much difference but I usually right-click to mark them as junk. I think that way the e-mail itself isn't technically read?

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Re: Got a scare in my Outlook inbox
« Reply #5 on: July 28, 2012, 02:29:34 PM »
I thought the Junk folder would be the safest place for this stuff since that is supposed to disable all functions, but when I highlighted the spam then clicked on the Junk mail icon in the menu bar to block and delete, the document executed without opening the e-mail itself.
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Re: Got a scare in my Outlook inbox
« Reply #6 on: August 26, 2012, 09:28:17 AM »
Just a follow up, something wonky is happening with my computer and Norton's rootkit scan and Malwarebytes can't detect it, but pages are loading slower, my modem got disconnected from the internet and I had to reboot it using the system password, pages that I land on in Chrome invariably freeze when I connect via a link from another page and a site completely disappeared last night while I was using I.E (although that may have been a server issue with the site). But the most telling sign that something is wrong: Norton's has been disabled and Microsoft Security Essentials has completely disappeared. Looks like another trip to the computer shop is in order.
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Re: Got a scare in my Outlook inbox
« Reply #7 on: August 26, 2012, 10:44:25 AM »
Grrrrr.  :blackcloud It really sounds like your PC is sick.

Do you have another hard drive you could put your "stuff" on and just wipe this one to do a fresh install? Could save you some $$$.

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Re: Got a scare in my Outlook inbox
« Reply #8 on: August 26, 2012, 12:09:11 PM »
Just called the store I bought it from. Malware removal not included in service contract that's about to expire anyway. Going to take it to the local shop that worked on my old system. Not terribly expensive, certainly no more than buying a hard drive to switch it to.
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Re: Got a scare in my Outlook inbox
« Reply #9 on: August 26, 2012, 12:10:29 PM »
What makes me almost as angry as the malware is that all these supposedly excellent anti malware programs can't tell that something is wrong with the computer.
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Re: Got a scare in my Outlook inbox
« Reply #10 on: August 26, 2012, 12:16:39 PM »
Why don't ya try the stuff here first ------>>>>  http://www.f-secure.com/en/web/labs_global/removal-tools

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Re: Got a scare in my Outlook inbox
« Reply #11 on: August 26, 2012, 12:39:11 PM »

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Re: Got a scare in my Outlook inbox
« Reply #12 on: August 26, 2012, 10:27:52 PM »
Good news: Microsoft Security Essentials reappeared from out of nowhere. Bad news: Norton's is still MIA and nothing I've run, including your two links, have found the culprit.
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Re: Got a scare in my Outlook inbox
« Reply #13 on: August 27, 2012, 07:34:50 AM »

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Re: Got a scare in my Outlook inbox
« Reply #14 on: August 27, 2012, 10:06:01 AM »
Good news: Microsoft Security Essentials reappeared from out of nowhere. Bad news: Norton's is still MIA and nothing I've run, including your two links, have found the culprit.

Why do you have two AntiVirus programs running? Everything that I have read advises against this.

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Re: Got a scare in my Outlook inbox
« Reply #15 on: August 27, 2012, 10:31:02 AM »
Why do you have two AntiVirus programs running? Everything that I have read advises against this.

Glad one of us is fully awake stone. Nice pick-up. Definitely slow things WAY down to have 2 AVs running. In fact they scream when you attempt to install to full AV programs. Plus they could be "killing" each other. Some of the early mal-ware apps did that frequently.

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Re: Got a scare in my Outlook inbox
« Reply #16 on: August 27, 2012, 08:14:00 PM »
MSE actually captures more malware and adware than Noton's, but it takes FOREVER to do a full scan.

And while I'm here, do you think THIS might have anything to do with my problems:

http://www.webpronews.com/java-gets-hit-with-a-zero-day-exploit-2012-08
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Re: Got a scare in my Outlook inbox
« Reply #17 on: August 27, 2012, 08:25:00 PM »
Possibility. Disable java in your browser, and see what happens.

Update MSE to TODAY's definition, and if you have that exploit it should be caught. I would disable Norton. In fact I wold remove it.

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Re: Got a scare in my Outlook inbox
« Reply #18 on: August 28, 2012, 09:34:22 AM »
How to uninstall Norton's and many other AntiVirus programs.

http://www.pchell.com/virus/uninstallnorton.shtml


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Re: Got a scare in my Outlook inbox
« Reply #19 on: August 28, 2012, 05:00:17 PM »
I found the Norton's install file and did an uninstall/reinstall. Currently running a full system scan with the most current update available. Thanks for the recommendations. This started after I left the system on for a couple of days. May have been primarily a resource issue. Does anyone know how to run the program that's the equivalent of Scan Disc or Check Disc in Windows 7?
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