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    Checking hotmail email, blackhole toolkit warning

    Hi,

    Yesterday i checked my email, and i got a blackhole toolkit warning. i updated the norton and windows updates today and yesterday. And i checked my emails just now, and all was fine till i got the warning again.

    I did do a virus scan yesterday when the first warning popped up, but it didnt find anything.

    Does anyone know what it is. Do i need to change my email address?. How do i when i have all my surveys and stuff at this account?.

    im thinking its a hacker thing?. Oh and the address its coming from just now was

    cubop.co.be

    yesterdays was from a .co.be address too.......... whats . be??

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    Not up on the latest twists but
    Yes its a bad thing
    It is actually a Trojan not a Virus... dangerous if you get infected...
    It blocks your anti-virus software and steals password keystrokes forewarding them on to a web site so that they can access them and access web sites as you

    If its comes up on a specific incoming email normally its the email you are being warned about not your machine. Whatever you do do not open the email

    If it keeps coming up it could be your machine is blocking it dialing out the virus checker log should show this

    Sorry I cannot be more helpful

    Good Luck







    Edited by: "DEALWARRIOR" 19th Jun 2011

    i had this yesterday too but couldnt remember for which email, i only open the ones i know too so im stumped

    Original Poster

    it was when i log in my email on hotmail, and i did my consumerpulse survey fine, but when i went to delete the email, the warning came up. i only open the emails i know too. i downloaded ad aware half a hour ago, and that didnt find anything either. should i try another computer?.

    maybe it is just hotmail been hacked or something?.

    Polly_P

    it was when i log in my email on hotmail, and i did my consumerpulse … it was when i log in my email on hotmail, and i did my consumerpulse survey fine, but when i went to delete the email, the warning came up. i only open the emails i know too. i downloaded ad aware half a hour ago, and that didnt find anything either. should i try another computer?. maybe it is just hotmail been hacked or something?.



    i dont do surveys so cant even say it might be that, maybees just the hotmail itself?
    Edited by: "michelleleemoo" 19th Jun 2011

    I'd recommend changing all your passwords etc.. from another uninfected machine.

    Original Poster

    michelleleemoo

    i dont do surveys so cant even say it might be that, maybees just the … i dont do surveys so cant even say it might be that, maybees just the hotmail itself?



    i found this

    community.norton.com/t5/…966

    its the ads at the side of the hotmail, they have a virus or something. im sure there is a option somewhere to turn off ads...........looks like a new email account is what i need, one without stupid ads at the side


    Original Poster

    shauneco

    I'd recommend changing all your passwords etc.. from another uninfected … I'd recommend changing all your passwords etc.. from another uninfected machine.


    i bought some stuff from asda thursday night and all. prob didnt start till last night, so hoping everythings ok

    will do it all tomorrow from a different pc

    Polly_P

    i found … i found thishttp://community.norton.com/t5/Norton-Internet-Security-Norton/Hotmail-problem/td-p/414966its the ads at the side of the hotmail, they have a virus or something. im sure there is a option somewhere to turn off ads...........looks like a new email account is what i need, one without stupid ads at the side




    Bingo!!! omg i do remember clicking on by accident believe it or not. Thats it im pretty certain hot diggedy damn

    Original Poster

    Looks like new email accounts for us

    Does anyone remember where the option is to turn all ads off?.

    Thats if there is a option!.


    michelleleemoo

    Bingo!!! omg i do remember clicking on by accident believe it or not. … Bingo!!! omg i do remember clicking on by accident believe it or not. Thats it im pretty certain hot diggedy damn


    Polly_P

    Looks like new email accounts for us :)Does anyone remember where the … Looks like new email accounts for us :)Does anyone remember where the option is to turn all ads off?.Thats if there is a option!.



    bout time i had a new new anyway

    I would try deleting temporary files your history settings etc you could be holding it in a temporary file and its accessed when you log on?
    Edited by: "DEALWARRIOR" 19th Jun 2011

    DEALWARRIOR

    I would try deleting temporary files your history settings etc you could … I would try deleting temporary files your history settings etc you could be holding it in a temporary file and its accessed when you log on?



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    Original Poster

    i always delete my history before i turn computer off everyday.

    i downloaded ad aware, and my pc is fine other then when i go to check my hotmail email. it must be the banners, and the only banner blocker thing i have found is ad muncher, but have no idea about it
    Edited by: "Polly_P" 20th Jun 2011

    Wouldnt Firefox with noscripts/adblock running counter this.

    Original Poster

    I downloaded ad muncher for free, its a 30 day trial, and it blocks the ads at the side of my email, so i finally checked my email for the first time in three days, and no warning came up at all. so it IS so far proving to be the ads. just saying this in case anyone else has this problem

    Lets hope everything goes back to normal ads, and not cra**y ads with viruses!
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