troubleshooting Question

Machine compromised or email address being used for spam?

Avatar of GuitarG
GuitarG asked on
Vulnerabilities
2 Comments1 Solution253 ViewsLast Modified:
In the last week I have begun getting literally thousand of 'undeliverable message' emails on one of my machines. In looking at the header information it appears that the email account is being used to send out pornographic spam. The system has had up to date virus software and definitions and a firewall reunning all the time. When doing a virus scan the machine shows no infection and when running a spyware search I am finding very few bugs. When monitoring the machine I am showing no out of the ordinary activity, and there are no unusual services or apps running.
Is this a characteristic of a virus that has possibly disabled the virus software or is the email account possibly being spoofed by a spammer?
Thanks in advance for your assistance
Join the community to see this answer!
Join our exclusive community to see this answer & millions of others.
Unlock 1 Answer and 2 Comments.
Join the Community
Learn from the best

Network and collaborate with thousands of CTOs, CISOs, and IT Pros rooting for you and your success.

Andrew Hancock - VMware vExpert
See if this solution works for you by signing up for a 7 day free trial.
Unlock 1 Answer and 2 Comments.
Try for 7 days

”The time we save is the biggest benefit of E-E to our team. What could take multiple guys 2 hours or more each to find is accessed in around 15 minutes on Experts Exchange.

-Mike Kapnisakis, Warner Bros