I was chatting to a couple of friends 2 nights ago on messenger when 1 of them asked if I had just emailed her a link then the other started asking me about a video. I hadn't emailed anything so she forwarded it to me. This is what the email looked like:
The email title was HELP
Hi! How are you?
You know I've created my own website!
Can you check how it works?
Can you see video?
This email was sent to EVERYONE in my address book which is contacts I have collected up over 10 years and the link apparently was porn. I havent heard the full extent of the damage yet but 1 friend opened it and got a virus on her work computer (it was a new job too).
At the time this happened I had AVG (free edition), windows firewall and spybot SD resident running but they didnt pick up on it at all. The only reason I know this all happened was because I was told. I ran spybot and AVG but nothing appeared.
Today I downloaded the avast worm cleaner application which found nothing.
Next I downloaded Avast (free) antivirus (and removed AVG) rebooted, it scanned and again found nothing.
A couple of weeks ago I had a trojan and I reformatted the hard drive and wiped everything to get rid of it (AVG did tell me it was there but couldnt seem to clean it up).
Someone mentioned that my comp could have been hacked which worries me as when the email was sent out to everyone I was on paypal, online banking and ebay.
Please can anyone shed any light on how this may have happened, how I can get rid of it and if my bank acount, paypal acount and ebay acount is at risk?
I now have Avast, Ewido aniti malware, spybot and winwasher running and none of them seem to pick up anything serious. I really dont know what to do next.
A big thankyou in advance
//Mod edit: Modified hot link above to protect others.//
Edited by KoanYorel, 08 May 2006 - 02:43 PM.