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Hi, I am very upset as spam emails had been sent out almost everyday to my yahoo contacts without my knowledge until someone told me about it. Apparently, it has been going on for quite a while. PLEASE, help me to solve this ASAP..I have just changed my password for that email. Please advise what's the next step that I should take. Your assistance is very much appreciated. Thank you

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Take a back up of your contacts (yes, this is tedious) and then delete all your contacts.

recreate one or two contacts and see if this continues. if it doesn't, you can reenter all your contacts.

it appears as if you have opened and attachment or link from a spam mail or an innocent looking forward and have infected your system. it might help to get a good antivirus software for your PC. in addition to this, whenever you download an attachment in yahoo, make use of the virus scanning offered by yahoo before you download the attachment.

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