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My email account had several Mailer-Daemon returns which I found peculiar. I also had an email sent from myself which I did not send. After concluding that I was probably spoofed I checked the email that was sent to myself and the body had just a link--one that was sent to me by a friend and which I clicked on. (It was a fake article about making money from home.) I scanned my computer with Malwarebytes and Avast! and nothing came up.

Is it possible that this spoofing malware is a one time thing? Anything else I can do?

Thanks,

VFN

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Hello and welcome to Malwarebytes

More than likely your email got hijacked. I would start with changing the password to your email first and see if that stops it from happening again. It is possible also that something is hidden on your computer that is not being detected. If you want to make sure nothing is hiding, please follow the instructions below.

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I googled an email address associated with the email that was spoofed and found others are having my problem. In one forum the link I mentioned in my original post was also mentioned.

What do you mean by "hijacked" precisely? And does your opinion change after reading the above?

If I continue to have a problem I'll follow what you posted.

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what happened vfn is you clicked on that link that your friend sent you and the article was just a lure all it did was most likely download something into your computer in order to take control of your email to send out more garbage emails.

your best bet is to change your email password and follow firefoxs advice to get your computer cleaned (their is a good chance your infected)

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I changed my password though I think what is going on/went on is an infection/program that doesn't need your password to send spam using your address--which of course is the beauty of it, right? I can access my log in times and it didn't seem like anyone logged in besides me.

At any rate, I will follow the 2nd post if the problem persists. I would do it right now, but I'm not that saavy with the tech stuff so it may be a little bit of a grinf to do.

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