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I think my yahoo account got hacked.. Apparently people on my contact list are receiving emails I haven't sent! Please Let me know how can i stop this without starting a new account?

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The very first thing , change your password....
rest uyou can follow below steps::
First, check your sent box to be sure these were not being sent from your account as a 'zombie' spambot machine.
- Second, open your profile to be sure your password and secret questions & answers and alternate mails remain the same.
- Third, this could be a malware attack so do a scan in Safe Mode (Malwarebytes is best). Then delete all System Restore Points before re-booting into normal mode.
- Fourth, change all your information to more secure and unusual ones. password,secret questions and answers, alternate addresses.
- Fifth, read the references below for the best explanations I've ever seen.
- Sixth, set up a new account and new alternate accounts. Do not close the old ones until all information is transferred. Import the Contacts list, and forward important saved mails too.

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Click here to go to the Yahoo compromisation web site and follow the instructions to disable your account.

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