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Vanity: FEDEX VIRUS: I CANT GET RID OF ONE
self | 02/12/2010 | Racebannon

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.

179586@corp.ds.fedex.com

it is from pastmaster@corp.ds.fedex.com


TOPICS: Computers/Internet; Conspiracy; Science; Weird Stuff
KEYWORDS: email; fedex; help; malware; microsofttax; virus
I use Windows defender, AVAST and Yahoo Spyware detection. I let my Norton expire

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

1 posted on 02/12/2010 5:42:43 AM PST by RaceBannon
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To: RaceBannon

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.


2 posted on 02/12/2010 5:46:39 AM PST by Woebama (Never, never, never quit)
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To: RaceBannon

Check this out:

http://www.snopes.com/computer/virus/ups.asp


3 posted on 02/12/2010 5:48:01 AM PST by A. Morgan (ZER0 is a BIG LIAR!)
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To: RaceBannon

what system you using vista?


4 posted on 02/12/2010 5:48:09 AM PST by Doogle (USAF.68-73..8th TFW Ubon Thailand..never store a threat you should have eliminated)
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To: RaceBannon
You likely have a Trojan that is using your computer to send e-mails. Try installing a firewall. Zone Alert is free and works well. You might try an online virus scan like Bit Defender Link
5 posted on 02/12/2010 5:48:18 AM PST by The Great RJ ("The problem with socialism is that you eventually run out of other people's money." M. Thatcher)
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To: RaceBannon

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.


6 posted on 02/12/2010 5:48:22 AM PST by mountaineer1997
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To: Woebama

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!

scumwaffles!


7 posted on 02/12/2010 5:48:35 AM PST by RaceBannon (OBAMA'S HEALTH CARE IS SHOVEL READY...FOR SENIORS!!:: NObama. Not my president.)
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To: RaceBannon

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.


8 posted on 02/12/2010 5:48:59 AM PST by decimon
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To: RaceBannon

Someones spoofing your email address, after a few days these will usually stop as the spoofer moves on to another email address to use.


9 posted on 02/12/2010 5:49:24 AM PST by Brett66 (Where government advances, and it advances relentlessly , freedom is imperiled -Janice Rogers Brown)
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To: RaceBannon

I am a FedEx employee. “pastmaster” sounds bogus. I will do a little research.


10 posted on 02/12/2010 5:49:29 AM PST by Drawsing (The fool shows his annoyance at once. The prudent man overlooks an insult. (Proverbs 12:16))
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To: RaceBannon
You have a good start, just a little word of advice to improve a pretty good combination.

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.

Security Essentials

11 posted on 02/12/2010 5:51:57 AM PST by Hodar (Who needs laws .... when this "feels" so right?)
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To: Doogle

XP

running windows defender
windows firewall
AVAST anti-virus, did a complete system scan with that yesterday

How do you start that Windows Malicious Software tool thingy??


12 posted on 02/12/2010 5:51:58 AM PST by RaceBannon (OBAMA'S HEALTH CARE IS SHOVEL READY...FOR SENIORS!!:: NObama. Not my president.)
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To: RaceBannon

There ya go, see post #3. It’s bait. Don’t bite.


13 posted on 02/12/2010 5:53:34 AM PST by decimon
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To: RaceBannon
Windows live help..."Delivery to the following recipients failed."
14 posted on 02/12/2010 5:53:47 AM PST by concerned about politics ("Get thee behind me, Liberal")
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To: RaceBannon

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 abuse@fedex.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.


15 posted on 02/12/2010 5:53:54 AM PST by Drawsing (The fool shows his annoyance at once. The prudent man overlooks an insult. (Proverbs 12:16))
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To: RaceBannon

Start here: http://www.xp-vista.com/spyware-removal/fedex-tracking-number-email-virus-removal-instructions

“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.


16 posted on 02/12/2010 5:55:55 AM PST by piytar (Ammo is hard to find! Bought some lately? Please share where at www.ammo-finder.com)
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To: RaceBannon

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


17 posted on 02/12/2010 5:57:22 AM PST by diefree
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To: RaceBannon
..here's a link to XP/VISTA REMOVEL PROCEDURE

http://www.xp-vista.com/spyware-removal/fedex-tracking-number-email-virus-removal-instructions

...OF COURSE getting some of the free anti-virus info your getting here maybe easier...but give it a try

18 posted on 02/12/2010 5:57:28 AM PST by Doogle (USAF.68-73..8th TFW Ubon Thailand..never store a threat you should have eliminated)
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To: piytar

My spybot search & destroy is free


19 posted on 02/12/2010 5:57:52 AM PST by diefree
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To: RaceBannon

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.


20 posted on 02/12/2010 6:00:18 AM PST by popdonnelly (Yes, we disagree - no, we won't shut up - no, we won't quit.)
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To: Hodar

downloading it now


21 posted on 02/12/2010 6:00:47 AM PST by RaceBannon (OBAMA'S HEALTH CARE IS SHOVEL READY...FOR SENIORS!!:: NObama. Not my president.)
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To: diefree

Ooops, my bad. Also, from some of the other comments, looks like the OP might not even have a virus — it might just be someone spoofing his email address.


22 posted on 02/12/2010 6:01:05 AM PST by piytar (Ammo is hard to find! Bought some lately? Please share where at www.ammo-finder.com)
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To: RaceBannon

Hitman Pro 3.5


23 posted on 02/12/2010 6:01:17 AM PST by Edgar3 (America is suffering from "Sorosis" of the Presidency)
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To: RaceBannon

First go download Windows Security Essentials from Microsoft here: http://www.microsoft.com/Security_Essentials/

It’s free and very effective anti-virus software that works hand-in-hand with your Windows Defender. Run it and see if you have an infection. If you didn’t open the file, then this is just another virus laden e-mail trying to get you to open a file.

If your anti-virus doesn’t detect any virus, then relax and just make sure your AV program remains up to date.

I get some of these “failure to deliver” messages and they are always unrelated to anything I have done.


24 posted on 02/12/2010 6:01:21 AM PST by Sudetenland (Slow to anger but terrible in vengence...such is the character of the American people.)
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To: RaceBannon
Spyware removal - Kim Kamando
25 posted on 02/12/2010 6:01:39 AM PST by concerned about politics ("Get thee behind me, Liberal")
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To: decimon

I knew that before snopes did


26 posted on 02/12/2010 6:02:26 AM PST by RaceBannon (OBAMA'S HEALTH CARE IS SHOVEL READY...FOR SENIORS!!:: NObama. Not my president.)
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To: popdonnelly

I had that and finally found the way to get rid of it from one of the geek sites. It had something to do with Yahoo’s toolbar if I recall correctly.

Anyway, for those of you who need free stuff to protect your computers here is CNET’s site

http://download.cnet.com/windows/?tag=hdr;snav


27 posted on 02/12/2010 6:05:37 AM PST by diefree
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To: RaceBannon

Malwarebytes Anti-Malware (Free)
Spybot S&D (Free)
AdAware(Free)

These are must have utilities. Just run a scan with each and you will know whether or not your system is clean. I suggest running them in the order I listed them above.


28 posted on 02/12/2010 6:06:28 AM PST by paulycy (Demand Constitutionality. (Hi Mom.))
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To: diefree

ping


29 posted on 02/12/2010 6:21:40 AM PST by Victor (If an expert says it can't be done, get another expert." -David Ben-Gurion, the first Prime Minister)
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ping


30 posted on 02/12/2010 6:25:13 AM PST by LadyPilgrim ((Lifted up was He to die; It is finished was His cry; Hallelujah what a Savior!!!!!! ))
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To: RaceBannon

One thing I love about FreeReublic is that ya’ll are friends and when someone asks for help so many people respond.


31 posted on 02/12/2010 6:32:04 AM PST by eccentric (a.k.a. baldwidow)
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To: RaceBannon

When I was on dial-up about 10 years ago, I noticed that my email dialing and sending something out.

I wasn’t sending anything. The action happened so quickly that I couldn’t tell what was being sent. The email that was ‘sent’ was deleted afterward.

I finally unplugged the phone line and had the email send a copy to ‘save’ file.

The resulting file was compilation of text. Much of the text was from unknown stuff, unknown people. Some was from various text files on my computer. It was all in one text file that apparently ‘compiled’ stuff from various computers, then emailed the ‘compilation’ to the next computers, and then erased itself.

I tried several ‘virus’ programs (this is about year 2000) and none worked. The virus continued trying to send out the email.

==

I got the virus by opening an email. It was apparently attached and automatically activated, and locked itself onto the computer.

I finally ended up reformatting the hard drive and reinstalling everything.


32 posted on 02/12/2010 6:33:06 AM PST by TomGuy
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To: Hodar

I’m impressed!

I loaded SE from your link. Thanks again! AVG used to slow down my browser some, and this one does not. It is also very easy to use.


33 posted on 02/12/2010 6:34:35 AM PST by PSYCHO-FREEP ( Give me Liberty, or give me an M-24A2!)
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To: rdb3; Calvinist_Dark_Lord; GodGunsandGuts; CyberCowboy777; Salo; Bobsat; JosephW; ...

34 posted on 02/12/2010 6:36:06 AM PST by ShadowAce (Linux -- The Ultimate Windows Service Pack)
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Bookmark


35 posted on 02/12/2010 6:40:00 AM PST by thackney (life is fragile, handle with prayer)
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To: lysie

ping


36 posted on 02/12/2010 7:09:32 AM PST by lysie (A long habit of not thinking a thing wrong gives it a superficial appearance of being right.T.Paine)
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To: RaceBannon

I had the same problem until I found this.
Follow these instructions to the letter.
You are infected with what is termed a, “WORM”.
Don’t be afraid of the re-settings, I haven’t had the problem sense making these changes.

http://www.myantispyware.com/2010/01/16/how-to-remove-cls_pack-exe-and-winhlp64-exe-trojan-fake-security-center-alert/


37 posted on 02/12/2010 7:13:54 AM PST by buck61
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To: RaceBannon

Spammers will sometimes use an arbitrary address from their lists as the “From” addresses on their emails. You may well not be sending it from your machine - they may be sending it from their machine with your return address - it is easy for them to do and there is very little that you can do about it.


38 posted on 02/12/2010 7:14:36 AM PST by RightGeek (FUBO and the donkey you rode in on)
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To: RaceBannon

i don’t think you have anything wrong.

It sounds as if somebody is spoofing your email address.

Take a look at the full header of the bogus email. It will generate a number that looks something like this:

xxx.xxx.xxx.xxx —where the ‘x’ represents numbers.

Do a google search (or whatever your search engine you prefer) on that number.

You’re looking for a site that gives you Reverse DNS lookup.

Plug those numbers into it (with the periods separating them).

It should tell you the source of the email.

If it’s your ISP, then you have a problem.

If it’s anyone else, don’t worry about it.


39 posted on 02/12/2010 7:18:45 AM PST by Calvinist_Dark_Lord ((I have come here to kick @$$ and chew bubblegum...and I'm all outta bubblegum! ~Roddy Piper))
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To: dangerdoc

wake up.


40 posted on 02/12/2010 7:28:09 AM PST by dangerdoc
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To: Drawsing

postmaster, that was a typo from me

fat finger alert

I know how to spell, I just dont always type rite


41 posted on 02/12/2010 8:30:49 AM PST by RaceBannon (OBAMA'S HEALTH CARE IS SHOVEL READY...FOR SENIORS!!:: NObama. Not my president.)
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To: A. Morgan; decimon

You nailed it. Nice job.
Problem solved.
Race doesn’t have a virus - - somebody else is trying to give him one.


42 posted on 02/12/2010 8:37:14 AM PST by Lancey Howard
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To: RaceBannon

Hey Race. As a public service to one of my Freeper FRiends, I have looked up the employee number in that email. I work at FedEx, and have access to look it up. There is no employee with that badge number. (179586)

This could tell you a couple of things. Which may mean you have little to worry about.
1) Someone using your address tried to send an email to this address, but it may not have come from your machine.
2) Since there is no employee 179586, the non-delivery notice is probably real.

I get emails all the time from random spam generators, and sometimes when I look at them, my email reader tells me that “this email did not come from the address shown”.

I have also been the victim of someone sending emails from “my” address, and get some of those undeliverable messages, just like you got.

According to my IT folks, these emails did NOT come from my physical location, but by someone using my email address from another computer. It can be done, and is not too uncommon. Think about putting your return address on a snail mail letter, and mailing it from another city. You know it came from somewhere else, but if the letter gets returned, where does it go? - Your house. Same for email.

I wouldn’t ignore it, but I wouldn’t lose any sleep over it, either. As it recommends in the Snopes article linked response #3 above, send an email to abuse@fedex.com if you like. Perhaps they can help.


43 posted on 02/12/2010 12:29:18 PM PST by HeadOn (Al Gore is an idiot. Oh - and a liar. Oh - and a pompous you-know-what.)
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To: HeadOn

You have freep mail

I downloaded the new Microsoft anti-virus and it is scanning the home computer now, some day it will be finished. :)


44 posted on 02/12/2010 12:36:52 PM PST by RaceBannon (OBAMA'S HEALTH CARE IS SHOVEL READY...FOR SENIORS!!:: NObama. Not my president.)
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To: RaceBannon; All

thanks everyone, if it still continues, I’ll comment more. :)


45 posted on 02/12/2010 12:38:12 PM PST by RaceBannon (OBAMA'S HEALTH CARE IS SHOVEL READY...FOR SENIORS!!:: NObama. Not my president.)
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To: RaceBannon

well, good news and bad news

I downloaded the Microsoft Security software

did a full scan

NO VIRUSES

so, who is spoofing my e-mail?

Is it SINKSPUR??


46 posted on 02/12/2010 2:29:23 PM PST by RaceBannon (OBAMA'S HEALTH CARE IS SHOVEL READY...FOR SENIORS!!:: NObama. Not my president.)
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