This morning when I tried to log into my AOL Webmail I got a notice that my account was put on hold. I called AOL and was told that my password was stolen and someone was using my email address to send spam. Sure enough, in my sent folder, there were junk emails sent from my account that I was unaware of. Anyway, I'm concerned about the security issue this presents with my computer. I'm wondering if the password was obtained from the AOL server, or if someone actually hacked into my computer. I'm not sure how they could have hacked in, I have Norton, Kerio (the free version) and WEP encrypted Wireless. Anyway, I'm worried that if they got this password they could have gotten other passwords. I do online banking, etc on my computer. I'm not exaclty sure what I should do to ensure my computer is clean and without spyware that is logging my key strokes. I want to be able to do my personal banking, etc but I'm afraid to do it until I'm sure my computer is clean. So far this is what I have done:
1) Updated the definitions for Norton, Adware, Spybot and CW Shredder. I disconnected my wireless and then rebooted. I ran all the programs and this was the outcome:
Norton: detected nothing
Adware: detected a bunch of entries that looked like this: HKEY_Users:5-21-16590 (this was under the MRU List)
Spybot: Detected Nothing
CWS: There were two columns. Uder the first colum: "Scanned" the following appeared "CWS.Look2me" and in the next column "result" it said "not present" there were quite a few files listed in this fashion.
Any help would be very much appreciated. Please advise.
Mod Edit: E-mail address was removed for your safety. Please, do not post your E-mail address in an open forum. This could lead to a lot more SPAM in your inbox, than you might want.
Edited by tg1911, 24 March 2006 - 10:22 PM.