Posted 06 June 2011 - 05:42 AM
OS: Windows XP SP3
I noticed in the last few days that when I attempt to download my emails into Outlook 2007. my antivirus "avast!" blocks malware "Win32-Malware-gen". Last night, people in my address book have contacted me saying a load of dodgy emails (just containing a url) have been sent from my email account. I didn't send anything. I must be infected. Is it safe for me to send emails to people now?
Also I notice whenever I attempt to load a webpage in IE the page load seems to fail and IE executes a webpage recovery process to reload the page. I have Prevx and Scotty WinPatrol running in the background.
What should I do now to get rid of this infection? I don't want to do any more damage.