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I have two personal friends who have had their aol e-mail accounts hijacked. I am receiving .php files and clickable links ending in .exe. When she tried to contact aol they told her that they ...

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Make sure you have antivirus protection on your PC. (If you have not installed any antivirus software, go tosafety.aol.com to find the latest McAfee software provided by AOL).

· Ensure that your antivirus software is up-to-date.

· Run a complete scan of your computer using your antivirus software.

· Change your AOL password at password.aol.com. Remember, strong passwords are a combination of upper-case and lower-case letters, numbers, and special characters (e.g., @, #, and &).

· Review your ?Away Messages? for both your AOL Mail and Instant Messages to ensure that they have not been modified to include spam or other inappropriate content. Please check the articles listed under Related Articles for instructions to set your Away Message for both your AOL Mail and Instant Messages.

· Review your ?signatures? for AOL Mail, message board posts, and comments to ensure that they have not been modified to include spam or other inappropriate content. Please check the articles listed under Related Articles for instructions to set your signature for AOL Mail and Message Boards.

If you forgot your security question and password please follow the links


Forgot ASQ
http://help.aol.com/help/microsites/microsite.do?cmd=displayKCPopup&docType=kc&externalId=223406

Forgot password
http://help.aol.com/help/microsites/microsite.do?cmd=displayKCPopup&docType=kc&externalId=219092

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MC

This does not address the question.  My email address is now being used to spam others.  I've seen it happen with friends of mine.  Now when I get a message from them, I know it's an ad for porn or drugs.  Apparently the same thing has happened to mine.  I don't think it has anything to do with password protection.

MC

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