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    I have no idea how I got this but a worm got into my address book and is sending spam to people. I tried calling MSN but never reached anyone. Anyone know how to remove it?

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    Default Re: Worm in my address book

    you can start by changing your password and backup answers to get the password

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    Try downloading and running the free version of malwarebytes.

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    wow i feel old. i thought at first you meant a literal, live worm in a literal, physical address book. wowza.

    also never knew we had a tech section .

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    Quote Originally Posted by Athenathefabulous View Post
    wow i feel old. i thought at first you meant a literal, live worm in a literal, physical address book. wowza.

    also never knew we had a tech section .

    /threadjack
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    Thanks everyone. I have tried all of the above and so far it looks like it's stopped. I changed my password, and ran various tests. Found a trojan.

    Athena you reminded me of something. A few years ago I was on the phone with a friend and out of a corner of my eye saw a worm coming out of a book. I screamed because it startled me (no, not afraid of worms).

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kellydancer View Post

    Athena you reminded me of something. A few years ago I was on the phone with a friend and out of a corner of my eye saw a worm coming out of a book. I screamed because it startled me (no, not afraid of worms).

    How on earth did a worm get inside a book?

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    No idea but I suspect the book had it because it was old. Apparently worms can feast on the glue in books. I used to buy tons of books at used stores and several had holes in them. After this incident I sold several of them and gave the others to a library.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kellydancer View Post
    Thanks everyone. I have tried all of the above and so far it looks like it's stopped. I changed my password, and ran various tests. Found a trojan.

    Athena you reminded me of something. A few years ago I was on the phone with a friend and out of a corner of my eye saw a worm coming out of a book. I screamed because it startled me (no, not afraid of worms).
    What type of trojan did you find? What anti-virus software did you use to find the trojan on your desktop?

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    Quote Originally Posted by lopaw View Post
    How on earth did a worm get inside a book?
    Quote Originally Posted by Kellydancer View Post
    No idea but I suspect the book had it because it was old. Apparently worms can feast on the glue in books. I used to buy tons of books at used stores and several had holes in them. After this incident I sold several of them and gave the others to a library.
    Origin of the term "bookworm"
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