Virus? Trojan? Mass mailer using IE.
Posted on 2007-12-02
A friend download some kinda trojan that has created havoc for the machine. Some program is constantly trying to send out emails. It had norton internet security earlier which kept popping up with numerous 'mail scanning messages'. I uninstalled Norton and Installed Mcafee Antivirus Plus 2007. The firewall detects IE as a mail client. If i block IE in that section, the mails stop going through. After a couple of restarts, there is another entry of Internet Explorer and around 40 - 50 messages. "Santa Claus's present to you id#XXXXXXXXXX.. " are trying to be sent.
Norton, Mcafee, Spybot and Ad-aware came up with nothing.. This is more like a home built virus? Any help is appreciated.