Karla, on Wednesday, January 22, 2014, 2:58:19 PM, you 
(tbudl@thebat.dutaint.com) wrote:

> My  default  mode for finding any such issues is to run a Malwarebytes
> scan  on  the computer.  One of the things I've noticed in The Bat! is
> that accessing AOL mail gives a message of an invalid certificate, but
> I've   always   ignored   the  message.   However,  for the first time
> yesterday, I received  a clearly virus-laden (via a link) email which
> claimed to be sent from my AOL account to two other unrelated email
> addresses that I own and one other email address of a correspondent
> of  mine.  I visited AOL mail online and found that the email had been
> sent from my account, so I changed my password at AOL and scanned both
> of my computers.  I had no invaders, so I think it is either a hacking
> of  my  AOL account or something related to Facebook, since I used the
> AOL  address there.  I changed that and will be closely monitoring the
> mail   account.    Malwarebytes   free   software   has   solved   any
> invader-related  issues I've had from time to time over the years, and
> I  download  it  upon getting a new computer so that I am prepared.  I
> highly recommend it, and hope it is that simple to solve your issue.

Thanks for the tip. I have not used AOL for more than 15 years.
However, I will download and install Malwarebytes as you recommend.


Leonard S. Berkowitz

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