Btw, these eMails are unnerving, for the simple reason that they sure seem to know a lot about me. Sites I visit, my age range, and that I have surfed looking for specific information. They reference these personal details to try to draw me in to opening the eMail (I have snippets enabled so can see the first line). Clever.
I am running quick scans daily and a running a deep scan every week with MSFT Security Essentials (MSE) and everything is coming up clean, so I think I'm OK for now. I ramped up the scans after MSE gave me two 'severe' alerts (for Trojans) during a two week period. That put the fear in to me. My theory is they were observing my activity through one of the Trojans for a period of time BEFORE I got around to running MSE and deleting it. Either that, or they may have bought ISP logs and somehow connected surfing activity to me. Anyway...they know a lot, and are very persistent.
Question: Is forwarding these to gMail any safer than opening them? I was going to cut and paste the message and link (yes, there is a link), then I read something about how even that might be unsafe.
After everything I've read, I just don't want to open them. It's not worth the hours/days it would take me to reverse any damage that could be done.
Suggestions? Thanks in advance for your help! Oh, WindowsXP, Service Pak 3...Microsoft Security Essentials, CNET scans my software -- all is up-to-date...
Edited by Budapest, 10 July 2011 - 10:32 PM.
Moved from Virus, Trojan, Spyware, and Malware Removal Logs ~Budapest