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Virus that deleted my contacts

This email was sent to me from me and to all my contacts in yahoo and it deleted my contacts...help!  how do i get my contacts back?  this is just a terrible virus.

hi:
New shopping new life!
  How are u doing these days?Yesterday I found a web of a large trading company from china,which is an agent of all the well-known digital product factories,and facing to both wholesalers,retailsalers,and personal customer all over the world. They export all kinds of digital products and offer most competitive and reasonable price and high quality goods for our clients,so i think we you make a big profit if we do business with them.And they promise they will provide the best after-sales-service.In my opinion we can make a trial order to test that. 
Look forward to your early reply!
The Web address: www.vanigo.com
E-mail: vanigo@188.com
MSN : vanigo@live.cn

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  • Anonymous Jan 18, 2009

    I had the exact same problem on my Yahoo Mail and same text in the message on 1/17/09. Any fix?

  • Anonymous Jan 19, 2009

    I have this same problem. Whatever it is, it's horrible.

  • Anonymous Jan 30, 2009

    happened to me too and I lost all my files and engineering software too

  • Anonymous Feb 06, 2009

    same thing here how can i fix it?

  • Anonymous Feb 09, 2009

    Same problem with same email text, but different website links.

  • Anonymous Feb 15, 2009

    I have just had this problem, does anyone know ho to fix it???

  • Anonymous Mar 05, 2009

    were you able to get your old contacts back?

  • Anonymous Mar 09, 2009

    Aparently I had an email sent to all my yahoo contacts with subject re:hi and mentioning some company or other which I was recommending- noticed that my yahoo contacts were also deleted. Any idea what is causing this and what to do to ensure threat is totally removed from my laptop. The email was sent from my yahoo email and I have AVG anti virus.

  • area15usa Mar 26, 2009

    I received the same email message. I found it in my vacation response in my Yahoo! email account. That is not good. Now, I cannot access a password change for my account either. Whoever hacked me, did a great job. I am still working on it. Any tips to change my password?? And get my contacts back??? Hotmail users also had this same problem. Some folks were able to call a Hotmail Help Desk and were able to recover their contacts and remedy the auto reply problem. I am looking for a phone number to call Yahoo! Does anyone have that info? Please help.

  • wazza2518 Mar 28, 2009

    same above problem, but now its spamming 800 addresses into France !! today,



    Have tried Spybot, my antivirus is up to date and it deleted all my In Mails today



  • bkrishna Apr 05, 2009

    Had exactly the same problem with the stupid virus send re:hi email to all my contacts and then deleting the contact list.
    The email sent contains all email addresses, so i copied it and have to re-enter all the addresses again.

  • Anonymous Apr 29, 2009

    I think I know how it originated.
    I got an email in my inbox earlier titled 'Delivery Status Notification (Failure)' from "postmaster@hotmail.com"

    I opened it and voila, hello virus.
    Well I'm pretty sure that's where it came from for me.
    Anyone open one of those?

  • lorenza_deme May 01, 2009

    I had the same thing happen on Yahoo. I really think my password was stolen using phishing or through a less secure website. I have spent the last day creating unique passwords for any site I use, especially any email accounts. The SPAM transmissions stopped right away. I am not too worried about my contacts. All of the email addresses are in the returned mails.

  • Anonymous May 17, 2009

    Got an email from an address I trust, subject was "Secure Shopping!." Opened it. It was an away message from a colleague. My contact/address book was erased and I found out this morning that all of my contacts got the same message, now from my address. Ran several virus programs. Nothing. What is going on.

  • Anonymous Mar 19, 2014

    I gave my old phone to my husband, he has a different service provider, but my new iphone now has all my husbands contacts and mine are gone, I think it is because I cannot delete my email address from my old phone. Please help

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Open your yahoo mail, click on contacts, then in the right pane you will see a drop down that says all contacts.

drop that down to show deleted contacts.
all your deleted contacts will show up, check them all off.
then in the right pane again, there will be a link to restore them.

HOWEVER, your deleted contacts may have been in the "trash" too long and yahoo permanetly deleted them. If they are still there use the above steps to get them back.

Then do yourself a favor and export your contacts to an excel spreadsheet and do not keep them stored with yahoo mail.

I had the same exact thing happen to me, there is nothing worse then 500 people complaining that you just sent them a virus.

Change your yahoo email password as well. Use a combination of letters and numbers.

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Its on the vacation settings on your pop mail need to reset your password and then turn of your autoresponder!!

Posted on Feb 25, 2009

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