6 thoughts on “Ask Leo – Someone is sending from my email address! How do I stop them?!”

  1. Hi Leo I have also experianced this form of email address Hi-Jack both from friends in the UK and other parts of the world. I have written to some of my friends telling them that their email addresses have been Hi-Jacked but like me they are unable to do anything to stop this fraudulent use of their good name. Solution change your email address but its only short term. So we are just going to have to live with it. Regards David

  2. Uh, rundll32 should NOT be running on XP or Vista or Windows 7 while IE8 is running.
    Now, if you have an NVidia graphics card….. the NVidia Explorer Toolbar uses rundll32 to run itself, which is normal for that.

    If you DON’T have an NVidia card and rundll32 is running when you are running IE8…. virus scan IMMEDIATELY, you most likely have a virus on your machine that has become ingrained in IE8.

  3. For thousands of users of IE8 one file “rundll32.exe” fills up the memory with stuff from the library and slows down the PC to an almost standstill after a short while of browsing. I have complained to Microsoft but
    they don’t seem to care. I had to return to using IE7.
    This problem must be well known but do you think Microsoft has a good reason not to do anything about it?

  4. Or maybe it’s not a virus or a compromised machine or a compromised account and it’s just someone sending an email with a spoofed header. Anyone who has the most basic telnet knowledge can connect to a server and issue a message that at least *appears* to be from any given user – which will cause those who don’t know better to think they’re truly from you.

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