Symptoms of malware in email:
- You receive messages in your mailbox without a sender address or subject
- People receive spam email from your email address with a third-party email program installed (for example, Microsoft Outlook, Outlook Express/Windows Mail, Windows Live Mail and Mozilla Thunderbird)
See "How to recognize and prevent spam mail" coming soon ....
1 What Is Rogue Antivirus?
Rogue antivirus is a loose family of programs that claim to scan a computer for malware and then display fake warnings indicating that the system has been severely compromised. These alarming messages are an attempt to frighten and trick the recipient into entering their credit card number into a web site in order to "purchase" a full version of the software which will remove the "threats" it detected.
While it is common for legitimate antivirus vendors to provide free trial versions, all reputable vendors offer some form of free removal capability or support before asking for a credit card, since the foundation of building a good relationship with a new customer is based on trust, rather than scaring them.