Hi, new to the forum. Woke up this morning (4am dog walk) and found my computer with my Family Lawyer software running and wordpad running. In my sleepiness, I figured that the enter key must have been depressed on the desktop and it opened it or my wife was nosing around. No biggie. Later in the day, I opened firefox to google a recipe for xmas eve dinner then walked away. A couple of hours later, I sit down at the pc and at the same search page for the recipes, I notice a strange email address logged in to the google site such as firstname.lastname@example.org. I ask wife and sitter and everyone else and no one touched the pc. So, I disconnected from net and ran malwarbytes and norton with only cookies found. No other problems. However, yesterday, I installed ifranview to open a picture that was used with a mac. Could I have installed a hacked version of ifranview on my pc which opened it to some slime ball in another country? The thing that does not make sense to me...someone goes thru all the trouble hack a pc, search and find family lawyer and open it to see what I am worth and all that, then he uses my browser to login to a gmail account? Doesn't make sense to me. Unless he put some silent smtp program on to send out spam through a gmail account and windows still had it logged in? Any one have ideas? Would love to be able to run a scan to make sure all clean, otherwise, I'll just nuke, reformat, and reinstall.
I like knowing answers and that's why I'm here, cause I am out of my element. Thanks in advance.
Edited by letsridenow, 25 December 2010 - 12:55 PM.