Just wanted to say thank you for reading my post. I am a little worried about an infection that I received recently on a brand new laptop that I bought literally a week ago.
I was browsing the internet (looking at news articles, etc) and all of a sudden the Anti-Virus program that I use "Mcafee Total Protection" had a small popup appear on the bottom right of my screen telling me something was quarantined. I thought this was weird, and suspicious. So I decided to take an additional look.
I have attached two pictures of my screen on what Mcafee told me the file was suspected to be and the file path.
I searched JTI/SUSPECT!131076 in google and got some disturbing results, it seems like a really bad worm. I have no idea on what programs that it was tied to, or how I could have gotten it.
So I went ahead and went into the file path on my computer and tried to find the file, and I did. I uploaded APPLEID-NOTIFICATION.pdf into VirusTotal and nothing came up as suspicious.
The 762 folder was created on 7/3/2017 at 8:37pm,the EXACT time Mcafee flagged it and quarantined the single file, so that tells me that once it was created, it was flagged and caught.
There were also a few more files (about 5 or 6) other files (in the 762 folder) named things such as Business Proposal!.Docx, MysteryShopper.PNG and other weird file names. I uploaded Business Proposal!.DocX into VirusTotal and only one program said it was some sort of Phishing Warning out of the 62 or so.
So, While the file was in Quarantine I updated Windows Defender, Mcafee and downloaded Malwarebytes and ran 5 Full System Scans.
First Scan: Mcafee Full System Scan - NO THREATS FOUND
Second Scan: Windows Defender Scan - NO THREATS FOUND
Third Scan: Windows Defender Offline Mode - NO THREATS FOUND
Fourth Scan: Malware Bytes - NO THREATS FOUND
Fifth Scan : Mcafee Full System Scan - NO THREATS FOUND
Sixth Scan: Windows Defender Full System Scan - NO THREATS FOUND
I than deleted the file APPLEID-NOTIFICATION.PDF via the Mcafee software from quarantine and went back to the file location of said worm to verify it was gone. The file was still there, but had a file size of 0KB. I than highlighted EVERYTHING (including the 5 or 6 weird file names) and used Mcafee's "File Shred" option to permanently delete them from my computer.
I wanted to write this post to get some input on the following questions
1) Is the virus still in my computer?
2) Did I do the correct order of operations for virus removal?
3) Should I worry about another possible infection that might reoccur?
4) Is my system compromised?
5) What do I do now?