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spam with infected virus attachments

lately i have received a ton of spam that have the sober virus/worm

i do web site design and have a shared reseller web hosting account let's say my domain is abc.com just for reference. of course i never open up attachment from people i don't know. i have recevived and email with an attachement saying my username and password is attached. some of my client have received this email too. my client said it's from  me like admin@abc.com. They know all emails from me are steve@abc.com. the email address from line actually has my domain name but a bogus username. so does that mean my computer is infected and now is using my address book to email these people an emai that looks like it's from me?

I even received one of those bogus emails from one of my clients that said they received the bogus email from me. it had x-admin@abc.com

what can i do? is my webhosting screwed up?
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It may be just the opposite....one of your clients may have the worm and may have you in their address book so it may be using your domain name to make up a make believe address.  Or you could actually have it.  I would say scan your machine and take a look for the registry keys and files listed on this link.


If there are others in your company that use your domain name also check their PCs.  If your clients are all at the same company then it may be someone in their company that has it and has your name in their address book.  Hard to tell....

"There is really no way to prevent receiving a spoofed email."

Interesting rading:

Spoofed/Forged Email

Email Spoofing & Phishing


Of course, instead of rading, you can also try reading...

Yes, I agree with everyone above. When you receive an infected email with your name as the return address, about the only thing you can be sure of is that it did not come from you!

You could try deciphering the mail headers and that will at least tell you what IP the mail originated from, in most cases.

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