Skip to comments.Vanity: FEDEX VIRUS: I CANT GET RID OF ONE
Posted on 02/12/2010 5:42:43 AM PST by RaceBannon
HELP! I AM LOGGED ON and I cant find the source of random e-mails that I am supposed to be sending. The message I keep getting is:
This is an automatically generated Delivery Status Notification.
Delivery to the following recipients failed.
it is from firstname.lastname@example.org
whereis this virus? I cant even find this problem mentioned on the net
I DID get an e-mail about the failed delivery to my home but I DID NOT open the file that came with it
Sometimes it is best to just do a system recovery to a few days ago. Better than trying to root out a virus which can be a bear.
Check this out:
what system you using vista?
I would never trust Yahoo with anything!
Norton will haunt you forever even after ‘uninstalling’.
I trust AVG, and so far gmail to screen a lot of junk using filters.
I dont remember how long ago it started! :)
but that is one solution I found on the net, I would like to just remove the problem, not just confuse the software
but, I will keep recovery in mind. I dont have the other symptoms of the tracking virus, I didnt click on any zip file or open any executable file, I just opened the e-mail and deleted it!
I used to get similar. It looks like you’re sending email but...how do you know you are? Could be just some spam enticing you to click on a link. Phishing, I guess.
Someones spoofing your email address, after a few days these will usually stop as the spoofer moves on to another email address to use.
I am a FedEx employee. “pastmaster” sounds bogus. I will do a little research.
MS has ceased support of Windows Defender, they now have a product (as in 'free' product) called Microsoft Security Essentials. Where Defender started, Security Essentials takes off. Anti-virus, anti-malware, anti-Trojan .. all things in one FREE bundle.
running windows defender
AVAST anti-virus, did a complete system scan with that yesterday
How do you start that Windows Malicious Software tool thingy??
There ya go, see post #3. It’s bait. Don’t bite.
From the FedEx site:
Spoofed Web sites
Spoofed Web sites, like phishing e-mails, pretend to represent a reputable source, such as FedEx, when in reality they are operated by criminals attempting to commit theft. Spoofed Web sites are often used in conjunction with phishing e-mails. Spoof Web sites allow scammers to collect user-names, passwords, Social Security numbers, credit card details and more. Many spoofed sites even allow users to log in, giving them a false sense of security.
FedEx does not request, via unsolicited mail or e-mail, payment or personal information in return for goods in transit or in FedEx custody
If you have received a fraudulent e-mail that claims to be from FedEx, you can report it by forwarding it to email@example.com. If the fraudulent e-mail resulted in financial loss you should contact your banking institution immediately through the appropriate channels. In addition, consider contacting the IC3 or your state Attorney General’s office.
“Spybot search and destroy” (not freeware, but relatively cheap) should kill it, too.
If those fail, go to www.majorgeeek.com and for more help.
Get Avira free anti virus, get ccleaner (free) from www.cnet.com
Go to Norton’s page and follow their directions on how to uninstall Norton
use Firefox for the Internet
...OF COURSE getting some of the free anti-virus info your getting here maybe easier...but give it a try
My spybot search & destroy is free
I sympathize. I got hit with the “Your PC Protector” virus. It starts out as random popups saying “You’re system is infected”, “You’re system is under attack”, etc. They get more and more frequent. What they’re trying to do is sell you a malware protection thingy - after they’ve screwed up your computer. And they also get your credit card information.
If you start getting the popups, stop and immediately get the best malware scrubber you can find.