Getting spammed by some weird Porn Bot on Adium.... WTF?

Discussion in 'macOS' started by NSK123, Aug 26, 2009.

  1. NSK123 macrumors regular

    NSK123

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    Ok I'm new to macs and I have been a hardcore windows XP user since day one.. I have been using leopard for 3 month now and it's great..

    BUT recently there has been this weird porn bot writing messages to me on Adium.. The email is NOT on my buddylist so I have no idea where it's coming from.

    This happens once or twice a day wether I'm surfing the web or the computer is just left on the table.

    Could this be some kind of spyware running on my machine? I've honestly never seen this happen on a windows machine so I'm a little confused where to start... Could anyone help me clear this up?

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  2. Hellhammer Moderator

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    I think it's not a virus or smth. You (or someone else) have given your e-mail to wrong place and bot is now contacting you. Block him/her
     
  3. J the Ninja macrumors 68000

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    No, more likely a spambot got ahold of your MSN handle. Try blocking the address it is coming from. The fact that you never saw it on Windows was likely just a coincidence. This has really nothing to do with your machine at all.
     
  4. tekio macrumors regular

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  5. NSK123 thread starter macrumors regular

    NSK123

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    I have the latest version of adium installed.

    How do i block it? I mean I don't even have the email on my contactlist, I haven't accepted any invitation from that Email.

    I logged into my hotmail account and the email wasn't on my contact list there either.
    I still don't understand how this bot can WRITE to me when I never accepted it in the first place? This email is fairly new I just created it last week.
     
  6. Hellhammer Moderator

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    He can message you without acceptation. Just right click that message window and choose "Block..."
     

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