Alas, I am fairly certain now that I have been hacked - even though the backdoor virus no longer shows up in scans.
I also think I know where the virus came from. This had nothing to do with a Gaming site, Porn or Pirating anything at all.
Regrettably, I belonged to a well known forum where the professed function is to encourage open, honest debate in all manner of ordinary topics. I believed this was the order of the day, however I and another member took a different view of things to the forum administrator, and things got really ugly from his side - it was quite unexpected and unjustified imo.
The site actually encourages honest debate, but in reality I found out that if you dare to hold an alternate view to this guy he gets very, very angry - to the point of lashing back (and he subsequently made posts of completely unjustifiable hate speech concerning me and another member), and on that same day I mysteriously got the virus!
Now this site obviously has access to personal details such as email and IP address, and for a week now I am out-of-the-blue being sent malware and emails that attempt to lure me to click on suspicious links. Also my web browser is acting very strange indeed.
I regret my membership and participation with the aforementioned forum, and I pm'd the administrator with an apology but he has ignored me and appears only intent on causing me to crash and burn.
Its been a painful lesson, but what can I do??
People do hold differing opinions in life - and I believed debate was a reasonable method of challenging such opinions, and I am genuinely baffled by the degree of vitriol that has resulted.
Naturally my participation on this site has ended, but what remains is all this unsolicited mess, and the question of how to get myself un-hacked again.