I got a job offer on odesk and was asked to interview via skype. The man asked me to install this toolbar, so I could have a demo of it and see if I wanted to help promote it. Hesitant, I felt something wasn't quite right, so I ran the link in an online scanner and everything came back clean, so I installed. Firefox stopped the request, so I had to allow it. Then Advanced System Care did the same for 2 different start up items. I know to trust my gut, but I thought since this was from odesk, this would be legit.
I install the toolbar and review it. It allows you to search for a job on all of the major job search boards with one click. It was a bit cheesy, but I could see how it would be useful. Still feeling not right about it, but a bit too late, because I already installed. Then, the man proceeds to tell me that they offer no interest loans for $300-900 to be paid back within 6 months. He said since they know freelancers sometimes struggle, they like to help them out, because happy employees, whatever. Okay, so this has scam written all over it.
I disabled and removed the toolbar through Firefox addons. Then, I uninstalled through add/remove programs. My concern is there might be something lingering, something stealthy, stealing my info or perhaps a trojan, rootkit, etc. What can I do? How can I check for this?
Is there anyone that can help me check my computer for the aforementioned? Pretty, pretty please?
I am working on a toshiba satellite, running windows 7. Thanks!
P.S. Will using my computer under a different user be safer at this time, until I get it figured out?
P.P.S I just ran malwarebytes and it didn't find anything.
Edited by Kalidevi, 23 July 2013 - 02:43 PM.