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tut
02-07-2012, 09:37 AM
Some weeks ago I received an email purporting to come from a friend. It was a website about weight reducing drops.
Yesterday I got another one from a different friend. I was not the only one to receive these mails fvrom these friends

Could this point to something on my computer causing this.

Anyone else experiencing this?

Slankydudl
02-07-2012, 09:44 AM
Nope nothing to be worried about, its not on your computer. Just realy dodgy and obtrusive advertising.

lakewoodlady
02-07-2012, 10:07 AM
Maybe your friends' emails have been hacked, check if it was really them that sent you the spam. Be careful about links in emails.

LL

ChazTheGeek
02-07-2012, 10:14 AM
I had mine hacked once, My friends emailed me about some strange emails that came from my account wondering what I meant.
Your friends email accounts have probably been hacked.

Nick G
02-07-2012, 10:47 AM
Your friend's emails have probably been hacked. Tell them about it.

SP8's
02-07-2012, 11:05 AM
Your friend's emails have probably been hacked. Tell them about it.

And then get them to run antivirus ... malware ... spyware. If that doesn't stop it, maybe post a HJT Log and see if anyone can see something.

Nick G
02-07-2012, 12:00 PM
And then get them to run antivirus ... malware ... spyware. If that doesn't stop it, maybe post a HJT Log and see if anyone can see something.

And get them to change the password on their email.

tut
02-07-2012, 02:58 PM
Thanks for the info and suggestions. I have passed them on.