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I keep getting unauthorized New password emails.
« on: April 24, 2009, 10:22:57 PM »
What should I do?

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Re: I keep getting unauthorized New password emails.
« Reply #1 on: April 24, 2009, 10:30:26 PM »



   Report to Mark he'll have something to help!
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Re: I keep getting unauthorized New password emails.
« Reply #2 on: April 24, 2009, 11:13:09 PM »
PM Mark. My best guess.
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Re: I keep getting unauthorized New password emails.
« Reply #3 on: April 24, 2009, 11:41:17 PM »



   NO DUH!
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Re: I keep getting unauthorized New password emails.
« Reply #4 on: April 24, 2009, 11:42:46 PM »
I can't actually do anything about this - I checked the forums, there are no unauthorized attempts to access your account, so I would check - really hard - for spyware on your computer. My guess is something on your computer is trying to trick your forum account into giving it the password so it can post us up with spam.
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Re: I keep getting unauthorized New password emails.
« Reply #5 on: April 24, 2009, 11:45:00 PM »



   Just in case I would change the password, but, since I don't know what the hell is gong on... not recommended until you get professional advice.
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Re: I keep getting unauthorized New password emails.
« Reply #6 on: April 25, 2009, 02:43:21 AM »
I can't actually do anything about this - I checked the forums, there are no unauthorized attempts to access your account, so I would check - really hard - for spyware on your computer. My guess is something on your computer is trying to trick your forum account into giving it the password so it can post us up with spam.
I second this. Do some scans.
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Re: I keep getting unauthorized New password emails.
« Reply #7 on: April 25, 2009, 04:50:54 AM »
I agree, and if you can use multiple scanners to do it.  What one piece of anti-spyware software misses, another may pick up on.  There are plenty of free ones out there.  Of course, an easier alternative would be to just delete all your cookies, but then you'll have to re-enter any log in info you have saved for any websites you go on.
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Re: I keep getting unauthorized New password emails.
« Reply #8 on: April 25, 2009, 08:38:11 AM »
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Of course, an easier alternative would be to just delete all your cookies, but then you'll have to re-enter any log in info you have saved for any websites you go on.

I have to say that would be the best thing to do, Sev'ika. I hate stealing other people's ideas, but that's the only thing I can think of.
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Re: I keep getting unauthorized New password emails.
« Reply #9 on: April 25, 2009, 11:10:50 AM »
If you're going to run scanners, I recommend going into Safe Mode. Lots of trojans, spyware, and all those baddies can hide themselves if you don't go into Safe Mode. Since it might be affecting your internet, go into Safe Mode without internet connection, then run all your scanners.

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Re: I keep getting unauthorized New password emails.
« Reply #10 on: April 25, 2009, 01:08:42 PM »
Of course, an easier alternative would be to just delete all your cookies, but then you'll have to re-enter any log in info you have saved for any websites you go on.

Be aware that this is not a 100% guarantee fix, in order to make sure you get rid of whatever spy ware might be installed, you need to make sure you run several scanners.
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Re: I keep getting unauthorized New password emails.
« Reply #11 on: April 25, 2009, 01:46:15 PM »
That is why I suggested running multiple scanners first. :)  As always, deleting browser cookies may be quicker and easier but it isn't as thorough.
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Re: I keep getting unauthorized New password emails.
« Reply #12 on: April 27, 2009, 06:59:42 PM »
A spyware affecting email?

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Re: I keep getting unauthorized New password emails.
« Reply #13 on: April 27, 2009, 07:02:48 PM »
A spyware affecting email?

It's not affecting your email - it's detecting what sites you visit and actively trying to gain access to them by forcing you to reveal your password.

Probably so that it can post spam on the forums.
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Re: I keep getting unauthorized New password emails.
« Reply #14 on: April 27, 2009, 07:04:50 PM »
He e-mailed me, and told me he fixed it. ((Right, Sev'ika?))
Lists of games I play:
-- Star Trek Online
-- KOTOR (1 and 2)
-- SWTOR
-- Terraria
-- TF2
-- Magicka
-- Left 4 Dead 2
-- Garry's Mod
And nearly any other F2P game on this planet.