how to stop spam with your hotmail account

Dear expert I have an email hotmail account which is sending spam email to all my contacts. have you ever experience this problem before. If so how was it resolve as I got an email from someone I knew and when I open it this all started happing. Please help
rcollieAsked:
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MereteCommented:
You could dis-able  the Messenger service in Control panel administrative tools Services Messenger_disable or set to manual
Delete all your old emails and mark email sources with Spam as unsafe.
Update your messenger version to the latest
Windows Live Hotmail has a tool that can make life with spam a little easier: the Junk Mail Filter.
http://windowslivehelp.com/solutions/settings/archive/2009/03/03/how-to-filter-incoming-messages-and-block-or-allow-from-specific-sender-or-domain.aspx
Things you can do to clean up your system on a regular basis
Install spyware blaster which prevents spyware
http://www.javacoolsoftware.com/spywareblaster.html
CCleaner
http://www.ccleaner.com/

Download / install hijackthis to it's own folder ( use it often)
http://majorgeeks.com/download3155.html
 run a scan of hijackthis save a log and use the auto analyses to test for nasties
guide
http://www.whatthetech.com/hijackthis/
auto analyse page copy and paste your log hit analyse at the bottom
http://www.hijackthis.de/
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rcollieAuthor Commented:
i try solution and it work
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rcollieAuthor Commented:
thanks for solution
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MereteCommented:
You're most welcome thank you
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rcollieAuthor Commented:
ok
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