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By VAR1016 ·
Hello.

I thought you might like to know about this. One of my Gmail accounts was invaded and a number of messages were sent under my name with the following text:

Hey,
how are you doing recently?
I would like to introduce you a very good company and its website is
www.ele-eachnet.com

. It can offer you all kinds of electronic products
that you may be in need,such as laptops ,gps ,TV LCD,cell
phones,ps3,MP3/4,motorcycles and etc........
You can take some time to have a check ,there must be something
interesting you 'd like to purchase .
The contact email: eleceachnet@188.com . MSN: eleceachnet@hotmail.com

TEL: 0086+137 1783 2610
Hope you can enjoy yourself in shopping from that company !
Regards

I discovered that the settings on my account had been changed so that "out of office auto reply" was turned on and the above message added as a "signature". I have reported this to Google and also ensured a "Red" rating on Web of Trust. I looked at System Restore and found that yesterday (when the messages started being sent - my girlfriend alerted me with a "What's this about?") and found that something called Software Distribution Service 3.0 had appeared at 10.05 yesterday.

I wonder how this managed to invade? I use HTTPS exclusively.

Paul

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Tastes like malware

by seanferd In reply to Spam/Malware/Spyware/Viru ...

But SDS 3.0 is from MS.

The malware turns on the auto reply and sends those emails. Eachnet is an actual business, but perhaps a bit untrustworthy?

For anyone's pleasure and edification:

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/943460

http://www.ca.com/us/securityadvisor/pest/pest.aspx?id=453118848

http://www.prevx.com/filenames/326295115263634429-0/EACHNET.EXE.html

http://windowslivehelp.com/community/t/1674.aspx


http://www.cybertechhelp.com/forums/showthread.php?t=160450

http://forum.telecharger.01net.com/telecharger/securite_virus_et_assimiles/virus/virus-wwwelec-eachnetcom---440854/messages-1.html

http://seekingalpha.com/article/2967-quotes-from-the-ebay-ebay-q3-2004-conference-call?page=-1&find=eachnet&

http://www.chinatechnews.com/2007/05/29/5445-tom-eachnets-c2c-platform-aims-for-july/

http://forums.thinkbroadband.com/showthreaded.php?Board=windows&Number=3499484

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