Plz help me determine if my puter is infected.
March 23, 2011 6:31 PM Subscribe
Malware. WIN7. Walked back into my house after UPS delivery gave me package, checked email, "Oh, look -- UPS is tracking the delivery. Cool." And I not only opened the email but clicked on the executable.
posted by dancestoblue to Computers & Internet (16 answers total) 8 users marked this as a favorite
I cannot believe I clicked on it. I literally had just come in the door, package in hand, set down the package, checked my email, it was in my spam folder -- IN MY SPAM FOLDER AND I CLICKED ON AN EXECUTABLE after opening it in a .rar file. wtf. wtf. wtf. I can scarce believe I did this.
I had MS Security Essentials running w/updated definitions file. Immediately after clicking on attachment, I snapped, turned off my wifi connection, but pretty much too late by then. After shutting off my wifi I went to scan with MS Sec Ess -- it was turned off, I turned it on, started the scan, scan stopped midway, I rebooted, scanned again and it ran to completion, found nothing. I then downloaded all the other scanners I know of and found nothing other than about fourteen tracking cookies, the usual suspects.
I have scanned with MS Security Essentials -- found nothing. I've run AdAlert, MalwareBytes, Spybot Search and Destroy -- found nothing. All were run with their latest definitions. How do I 1) make double-dog sure there is nothing lurking on this puter and 2) get rid of it if there is anything on this puter.
I have not run anything in "safe" mode but will if you tell me to do so, I'm not even sure how to do that though I guess google is my friend.
Last -- plz keep any/all comments about my lame-o dumbo mistake -- believe me, I'm castigating myself enough for all of us.
about the only good thing in this story is that the bicycle seat delivered by UPS is as sweet as I'd hoped it'd be..