My laptop was infected by Vista Security 2010 Antivirus (which is actually a virus some kind of Rogue Virus) a few weeks ago. The Vista Security 2010 Antivirus Virus took over my security center and overwrites my Windows Defender and created a fake security center scanning my laptop and popping alerts like my laptop is in danger etc etc then prompting me to go to a website to buy the Vista Security 2010 Antivirus.The cancel button and stop button all goes to the site recommending me to buy the Vista Security 2010 Antivirus
Getting a virus or whatsoever never happened to me since 2006 when I started my full time IM. Unfortunately this happened when I got confused if my Windows Defender is just a spyware or it is also an anti-virus (because I have no anti-virus installed that time and all I have is Windows Defender)...Trying to find out the answer to my confusion, I surf the net to find answers and then maybe I accidentally clicked on that Vista Security 2010 Antivirus somewhere and after a few days it took over my security center and the start of my dilemma...I regret that I get confused and surf and look for answers because I am peaceful with Widows Defender since 2006 until before I clicked that thing.
I cannot open any browser as Vista Security 2010 Antivirus will always prompt an alert that I am infected by blah blah (obviously not true and just prompting me to buy the software) Gosh I almost did buy it to end my dilemma...But I figured I should use my desktop and research how to get rid of this Vista Security 2010 Antivirus. So after 12 hours I found the answer, printed the instruction, followed it and I was able to remove the Vista Security 2010 Antivirus and the freak alert messages and my TRUE security center got back and Windows Defender got back in business too..
So I am now back in my usual life in IM..but because I know now that my Windows Defender is just a spyware and I have no anti-virus installed in my laptop, I installed Kaspersky. I ran Defender and Kaspersky...so Defender says no malicious software and Kaspersky has not virus alert....So what a good day (I thought)
And then suddenly after 2 days or so..kaspersky and Defender detected Trojan (now another dilemma)...But they both disinfect it and removed it...so I m fine again but every now and then the same files in the USER folder keeps coming back but Kaspersky and Defender keeps detecting them, disinfecting them, putting to quarantine and deleting them..this goes on for 2 weeks now I guess....the infected files (which was deleted and disinfected by my antivirus and antispyware keeps coming back).Sometimes my antivirus and antispyware will say my laptop is not infected and then a day or two they will detect the same files infected by Trojan (e.g backdoor, win32sammlaft,win32agent..etc..)
Since Defender and KAspersky are capturing them even if they keep coming back, I think I will be Ok with that...BUT...until this morning my bestfriend emailed me and she received an email from me (with links on the email) and asking me if I sent that e-mail....And i said I didn't send that email....What scares me is that the addressee of the email sent through my yahoo email account is not only my bestfriend but the email was also sent to Clickbank Marketbay and to other close friends of mine and to my ex-boyfriend whom I never talked or communicated with for years.. And what puzzles me is that when I checked my sent items all 2009-2010 sent items are all gone but the 2008 downwards sent items are still there. But my inbox seems untouched and the same...If there is a setting in yahoo mail to delete the sent items at some time (a month or year after etc.) so why it deleted 2010-2009 first? it should delete those older than 2010 first right?
Am I being hacked? Or the email sent from my account with links in it normally happens? I also received spam emails on my yahoo account just like anybody else....but I never thought my friends will receive spam email from my account that I didn't send...
Am I being hacked? Is this something to do with the Trojan virus I keep getting? Today my Kaspersky and Defender says my laptop is OK
what do you think? Any advice? thanks and sorry such a long post...I am worried I buy domains and hosting every now and then using my credit cards and paypal...that yahoo email is my email since around 1996 so it is kinda my official emai and uses it as my official email on affiliate programs etc. I already changed the password of my email..Though I'm still worried about my email, clickbank , etc..
Thanks for your time and advice