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Thread #138844 Message #3179199
Posted By: Joe Offer
30-Jun-11 - 02:36 PM
Thread Name: Tech: Virus/Worm that hijacks e-mail account
Subject: RE: Tech: Virus/Worm that Sends e-mail to friends
It's discussed in answers.yahoo.com, but there's no definitive answer.
The Gmail Forum also has something.
Not much at Norton Safe Web - three thumbs-down messages from posters, but nothing from Norton.
I'm guessing that once it has done its dirty work and stolen the contents of an address book, there's nothing that can be done ot undo the damage. The e-mails are sent out in my friend's name. They appear like normal e-mails from normal e-mail addresses, but a deeper look at the header details shows they come from another sender.