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Dear John,

I have received a mail from a friend telling that he indicated me as a friend and I have cliked yes, after that my computer started to send e-mails to people with the same subject and I understood that it was a phising mail. I have scanned for malware and viruses, system is clean but still sending e-mails to people. How can I solve that ?

Thank you for your help

Ertan

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You can't fix an infected computer using an infected computer.  So, nuke and pave.  Nothing can ensure your system is clean except a clean installation, after wiping the disk not simply re-formatting.  I don't know how to so this without using a live Linux disk.
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John Crout

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Computer/IS Security, Online Safety, Incident Management

Experience

20 years supporting Windows networks and 10 years supporting Linux networks.

Organizations
Association for Computing Machinery; Information Systems Security Association (ISSA); United States Coast Guard Auxiliary; ISC2; ACM

Education/Credentials
Master of Public Health in Epidemiology and Biostatistics (Miller School of Medicine); Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering Computer Engineering Option (University of Miami);

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