AVG Email Scanner - Says its scanning email I dont send

Discussion in 'Networking & Security' started by riot8ap, Jan 2, 2007.

  1. riot8ap

    riot8ap [H]ardness Supreme

    Feb 17, 2003
    Hi I noticed on my brothers computer every now and then the above mentioned program pops up. It says its scanning email to a certain address on port 110, which turns out was some marketing company. Another time the address showed some random looking IP address, which was untraceable after a certain number of hops.

    The only email client installed is outlook express, which is set to the comcast/adelphia account. I installed sygate to make sure nothing strange is going on, but this bothers me.
  2. Spartacus

    Spartacus [H]ard|Gawd

    Apr 29, 2005
    Sounds like the PC is infected with a spam bot. Some of those things are now rootkits that hide their files/services. Very nasty.

    Hunt it down and destroy it the same way as viruses/trojans/spyware.