I got fooled into clicking on an email that looked valid, and downloaded malware! It was from firstname.lastname@example.org
and said "The ACH transaction recently sent from your checking account was rejected by the other financial institution. please click here to view report"
. I clicked, since I do in fact use ACH transfers several times per month and I confirmed that nacha.org is a valid place that does ACH transfers. But, when I clicked no report appeared. Instead, just a few quick things happened down on the bar just above the bottom task bar, then "done". I then got more suspicious and realize this is probably an infection looking for banking info etc. I logged onto my other (Mac) laptop and changed my financial passwords, but I was logged onto my brokerage at the time of the infection so I don't know if it was able to get crucial info anyway. I immediately disconnected from the internet and now I want to make sure my machine is disinfected before using it again online.
I ran my antivirus (McAfee Enterprise 8.7i) for an on-demand scan, but it found nothing. I hear that's typical but doesn't mean the machine is clean. It runs kinda slow, as well, compared to my Mac.
It's a WinXP SP3 Dell Inspiron E1505 laptop.
Please help me! Can I ever trust this computer again?
Edited by Budapest, 01 April 2011 - 01:58 AM.
Moved from Virus, Trojan, Spyware, and Malware Removal Logs ~BP