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Anyone having probs with HOTMAIL recently? post #1  quote:



Hi Everyone,

I 've been having probs with my free HOTMAIL account recently. I don't seem to be able to send messages. The page goes "done" but when I check, the messages have NOT been sent.

I use Windows2000 Pro, IE 6 and my browser is Mozilla.

Also, every now and then when I go to the MSN / hotmail sign in page....I get a password error (even though my password is correct!) and then the page looks scambled ( font changes, words overlapping...etc)

Has anyone else experienced probs lately or is it just me? I've asked my friends, but they are not computer savvy enuf to even know what's going on.

Any feedback would be helpful.

Thanks in advance.

LS


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Could Be ISP Delays And Non-responsive. post #2  quote:

I had some whacky problems like that, but not with HOT MAIL. It would freeze up and I get lots of dumb popups. Two things come to mind, first... do a virus run, scan and zap. Second, do a spyware and cleanse all those craps hiding in your drive. If all things fail, change to a different browser and see if that gets your mails working.

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post #3  quote:

Doing a defrag never hurt, either.

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Defrag won't hurt, but not sure if that has much to do with her hot mail account not working. Looks like some worm got into her drive and found a home there, recreating itself over and over again.

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post #5  quote:

Thanks Ken and HECK.

I should mention that I did run anti-spyware, and anti-viruses etc. It only happens with my HOTMAIL account. I have netscape, yahoo, my isp email and those work fine. I think it is a hotmail issue.

Another strange thing it does is every attachment lately seems to say infected and cannot open BUT when I scan the attachement, no virus found. I've even sent myself a file with a small jpg attached to my hotmail & my other email--Hotmail says the file has a virus and cannot be opened but my other e-mail opens it fine (NOT A VIRUS).

If I do have a worm -what are some free worm remover tools? Heeeeelp!

Thanks.


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No Easy Fix, But Cautious Each And Every Time With A Prompt From Detection Software post #6  quote:

Just a little background.
1. It can't be a 3 year old Red Worm in Hotmail reported by Microsoft. (< -- Click Here)

2. It might not be for a failure of new patch if you had Hotmail installed recently. Your problem is not with email addresses containing the malicious ActiveXcontrol. Microsoft patches Hotmail vulnerability. ( < -- Click Here)

3. It's not likely this intermittently failure to access Hotmail either from a year ago, reported by Hotmail via MSN Messenger (< -- Click Here)

4. It could be from Microsoft Hotmail ditching McAfee and some prankster loaded The Revenge of the Worm when converting over to Trend Micro beginning 2005. (< -- Click Here)

Don't rely on either Hotmail or your other email site. Each could be wrong. In your instance, your Hotmail software seems corrupted or the official site is down temporarily (not likely without much news release.) Or the other e-mail isn't up to date and runs the virus through your system without you knowing it.

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Hotmail says the file has a virus and cannot be opened but my other e-mail opens it fine (NOT A VIRUS).


The new variations of worms are endless and technology seems to be behind the 8-ball. Perhaps ERASE all HOTMAIL softwares and files (if you can find them) from your hardrive might do the trick. Then reinstall the latest version of Hotmail.

I have Symantec`s Norton AntiVirus 2004 (< -- Click Here)and it's supposed to be the most trusted antivirus solution.. It claims to protect email, instant messages, and other files by automatically removing viruses, worms, and Trojan horses. But Worm Blocking only stops worms from using your outgoing email messages to infect other computers and might not be prevention effective all the time with new strains every day being hatched, unless you are told each time something is trying to sneak through, and you give permission. I don't use Hotmail, so I can't say it works in your case or not.

Once a self-regenerating worm invades your PC drive, it won?t go away because it keeps running from place to place, file to file and almost impossible to isolate. I had one that corrupted and trashed my drive all together. And at another time, I had to reformat my drive and start all over? reinstalling new softwares and files. Best to not allow them to get through undetected. Try using Webroot Spy Sweeper and install a Firewall like the one below.

This you can get from Download.com called ZoneAlarm Firewall and it quarantines vbs email attachments. You can protect your computer with this free download that provides an intrusion blocking firewall. The stealth mode makes your computer invisible to hackers. Advanced E-mail protection in ZoneAlarm Pro FREE for 15 days. Even if you don?t subscribe, it might clear your problem for the interim.

http://www.download.com/ZoneAlarm/3...5-10367376.html


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Competitive Sabotaging For Corporate Defeat post #7  quote:

Hmmm, interesting.... could be old McAfee and new Trend Micro having conflicts, resulting you with some worms?
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Trend Micro snatches Hotmail account from McAfee - It will provide antivirus scanning for 187 million e-mail accounts - News Story by Paul Roberts

DECEMBER 20, 2004 (IDG NEWS SERVICE) - Beating out McAfee Inc., Trend Micro Inc. has landed a deal with Microsoft Corp.'s MSN Hotmail service to do antivirus scanning for 187 million e-mail accounts.

Under the agreement announced today, Trend's antivirus technology will scan inbound and outbound e-mail attachments for viruses, worms and Trojan horse programs. McAfee had provided antivirus scanning for MSN customers since 2000, when the company announced a two-year agreement with Microsoft to protect Hotmail e-mail accounts.

Trend is based in Tokyo and has U.S. headquarters in Cupertino, Calif. The company makes the PC-cillin desktop antivirus and content security products, including PC-cillin Internet Security, a suite of antivirus, firewall, antispam and content filtering products.

Trend Micro has long been the No. 3 antivirus software provider, behind Symantec Corp. and McAfee. The company's products accounted for 14.2% of the worldwide revenue generated by antivirus software sales in 2003, according to research firm IDC.

Sales to corporations have always been Trend Micro's strong suit. The company's products accounted for 16.9% of the revenue generated by antivirus software sales to corporations in 2003. Symantec Corp. had 28.5% of that market, and McAfee 23.9%. In comparison, Trend Micro accounted for just 8.1% of revenue generated by antivirus software sales to consumers, compared with 12.8% for McAfee and a whopping 67.6% for Symantec in 2003, according to IDC.

The deal with MSN could boost Trend Micro's share of the consumer antivirus market. The deal will help expose millions of consumers to Trend Micro's products and technology, according to a statement from Steve Chang, chairman and founder.

The announcement is also more bad news for McAfee, which lost ground in both the home and corporate antivirus market in 2003, mostly to Symantec and Trend Micro. McAfee's worldwide antivirus software revenue declined 7.1% between 2002 and 2003, according to IDC. During the same period, Symantec's antivirus revenue jumped by 36% and Trend Micro's by 22%, IDC said.

* source: http://www.computerworld.com/securi...l?from=story_kc


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