I think I know how I got the problem, by downloading from a link sent on a forum I frequent, ignoring (unfortunatly and stupidly) the warnings of the Vundo trojan, I thought I would be lucky and avoid it... But I don't think I did. However I'm unsure of how long this awful creation had been on my computer. I ran my 3 virus/spybot/trojan scanners, to be specific Windows Life OneCare, Malware's Spybot Search and Destroy, and the VundoFix.exe. I believe I managed to tear the beast from my computer with Malware's program, but I'm worried that it may not be gone fully, though VundoFix told me everything was fine (it ended after I had removed the infected files with Spybot). I'm worried also for my friends, whom I chat with through skype, as I sent one a font zip from a site I'm very sure was clean, and a .doc file. What I want to know moreso, is if I may have sent my friends this icky trojan through either of those files, the .doc I have myself, and it seems to be fine when I read it...
For those not willing to read the lengthy text above
1 I read up on the Vundo trojan
2 I ran the suggested files (Windows Live OneCare, Malware's Spybot Search and Destroy, VundoFix.exe) to get rid of said trojan
3 I'm unsure of my computer's cleanliness from the trojan
4 I worry about my friends from my own neglect of my computer.
What can I do other than tell them to scan their computers like good boys and girls, if I have passed this on, unwillingly? Please end my anxiety... ^^;;
By the by, I run Windows XP Service Pack 2, if I recall properly. The only strange behavior I've expirienced as of late is Skype lagging at times, but this was going on a few days before hand. No strange error messages either.
Edited by MandalaGirl, 18 May 2009 - 01:08 PM.