Email rejection problems - virus?

Arakel

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I'm hoping someone can shed some light on this for me.

Until recently, my popmail account (I was using outlook express) was working fine. A short while ago, though, my emails started getting bounced when I emailed my girlfriends pop account - for something which appears to be security reasons.

When sending an email to work today, the email was rejected because it showed positive for a virus. Work uses norton and McAfee to test for viri.

At home, I have Trend PC-Cillin 2002, fully updated and run every day. No virus shows up.

I have tried numerous other virus checkers - online, test version, you name it - this evening, and NO virus has been found on my system.

It seems that for some reason, my outgoing email tests positive for a virus - hence why it it blocked by my girlfriend's ISP and blocked at work - but there is no detectable virus on my PC. What is going on here? Anyone have any ideas?
 

Arakel

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PS:

I installed Pocomail earlier to see if it was an outlook problem. Nothing has changed - stil rejected from my GFs email provider. So I don't think Outlook Express is the problem.
 

Coyote

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Can you find someone you can send an email to, and receive it (not open it) and scan it with Norton. Perhaps they can identify the virus

XP 2000+
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Maxtor 60GB ATA 133 7200RPM
512MB PC2700
ABIT G4 Ti4200 OTES 64MB
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Zoron

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Go to <A HREF="http://us.pandasoftware.com" target="_new">Panda Antivirus</A> and run their free online scanner. Select 'Scan all my computer' and it will scan files, memory, and email.

<font color=red> If you design software that is fool-proof, only a fool will want to use it. </font color=red>
 

Arakel

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I've tried both solutions, but neither found a virus.

I am beginning to think that the virus scanner was jumping at shadows. I can't believe there is a virus on my system which has been missed.

Thanks for the help though, I appreciate it. :)
 

Coyote

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If you want to email me let me know. I can d/l on my "sandbox" and scan it and let you if I find anything with Norton.

Cheers

XP 2000+
MSI KT3 ULTRA-2 KT333
Maxtor 60GB ATA 133 7200RPM
512MB PC2700
ABIT G4 Ti4200 OTES 64MB
Win98SE
 
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