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Virus on Hotmail?
Thread poster: Erika Cenefels
Erika Cenefels  Identity Verified
France
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German to French
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Jul 27, 2007

Anybody having trouble with Hotmail today ?

My computer was attacked this morning (hopefully my protection was quick enough to block it), and I know I am not the only one.

The weird thing is that I can't find any news related to this issue anywhere on the net. Anyone ?

Anyway, try to avoid opening your Hotmail mailbox today!


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Özden Arıkan  Identity Verified
Germany
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English to Turkish
Moved the topic... Jul 27, 2007

... to the forum Safe Computing as an On-Topic thread.


Regards,
Özden


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Erika Cenefels  Identity Verified
France
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Thx Jul 27, 2007

Thanks, Özden !

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Andrea Riffo  Identity Verified
Chile
Local time: 13:31
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. Jul 27, 2007

Hi Erika,

Thanks for the warning. Do you know HOW your computer was attacked? Did you open an e-mail in your Hotmail inbox, or did it happen just from logging in to Hotmail?

Regards
Andrea


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bububu  Identity Verified
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+1 Jul 27, 2007

I cannot open my Hotmail mailbox today. :0(

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Giovany Rodríguez Monsalve
Colombia
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I had exactly the same problem. Jul 27, 2007

Appears the following message:


SERVER TOO BUSY.

I don't know what's the problem but I hope to open my mailbox within 2 hours.


Is it a kind of virus?


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Elena Aleksandrova  Identity Verified
Bulgaria
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i dont think... Jul 28, 2007

I dont think it is a virus. Just the server is too busy. Gmail and google seem not to work as usual either - I wasnt able to open either of them yesterday for about 3 hours.

You cant say "there is a virus" unless you can prove it. Your protection can block it or cant block it, and the speed doesnt matter. If it blocks it - you will get a message that there is a virus (troyan) and you will be asked what do you want to do. If your AV cant detect it - you will not get any messages - maybe there is(1%) but... maybe there isnt (99%, if you keep you AV up to date). If you suspect a virus - try some of the online scanners.

There was a virus in yahoo mail a week ago. My AV kept detecting the virus in one of the adverts.


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Erika Cenefels  Identity Verified
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not in a mail Jul 28, 2007

The virus was not in a mail but on the site, as far as I could see.

Maybe Hotmail blocked the access to the site temporarily to prevent more people from being attacked.

Not sure I will try to open my mailbox today either, I will probably try to find out more first.


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Erika Cenefels  Identity Verified
France
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It really was one Jul 28, 2007

Hello Elena,

Yes my AV detected a virus, and asked me if I wanted to put it in quarantine.

Like I said before, other computers from people I know were attacked through Hotmail, this is why I posted this warning.

Have a nice weekend everybody!


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Galina F
United States
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I've had the same Jul 28, 2007

Hello, Erika,
yes, my computer has also been attacked by some virus while trying to sign on hotmail. I was very surprised.

Best wishes,
Galina


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