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You Got Spammed
You Got Spammed 2010-05-04 06:40:09

So I was at a relative’s house from about 2:00 to 8:30pm. They were probably glad to see me go. LOL.   Anyway I checked my email about 9:00pm and I saw that my Gmail was busy that day. About 4:21pm my computer sent out emails to all my contacts in my Gmail account. Then as I was looking at   this, my free AVG antivirus informed me that I have a “golen.scr” Trojan. Then I noticed several emails coming in. Some were rejected by someone’s spam blocker and some were from people who got the spam emails. “Why are you sending this to me”? The question came repeatedly.

Well, the AVG did its thing and got rid of the infected file which happened to be on my zip drive. I never heard of anyone getting a virus on their zip drive before. (Of course I don’t get out much) I then found out when I went to my college class the next day that the school was attacked by viruses the same day I was at the school library. I didn’t even check out any books! It’s the gift that keeps on giving as they say.

I went into my sent box and looked at what my PC sent out. Each email had a link to a different company. I Goggled them and they were legitimate but all different. I got to class that night and my English professor informed me and the class that he received and email from me for a Viagra site. He looked at me. “Are you trying to tell me something?” So there you have it, it was all worth it to be able to get a laugh just like back in jr. high.

So if you get an email and your sender didn’t write words with the link, don’t click on it and ask them if they sent it. If they didn’t then YOU GOT SPAMMED!

OK I guess I’ll admit it, I have been lazy on the whole password thing and checked the “Save Password?” box. So don’t do that! The virus would only have opened up the Juno ISP but never been able to go on line.

Jimmy D

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