I clicked on a link in a spam email

April 2, 2009 at 18:07:02
Specs: Windows Vista
The link was: (DO NOT CLICK IT!!!!!)

h t t p : / / s e t u t a . c o m / t r . p h p ? 6 7 5 3 4 +my-email-address

The spam suggested that if I clicked it, I could learn more about a course to become a Forensics expert. Sure enough, after clicking it, it redirects to some non-legit-looking educational site. It gets to this site through some unsavory looking sites like affiliates.adiclick.com (?) etc.

I am running Firefox and Windows Vista with User Account Control turned off. Do I need to do anything apart from running a virus scan? (I am using Webroot Antivirus - just ran it and said it found no problems)

I am pretty sure my email address has got harvested and I'll be getting more spam, but the chances of my having accidentally downloaded a keylogger or something equally malicious are vanishly small, right?

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April 2, 2009 at 22:35:10
You should scan your computer with Malwarebytes in safe mode.


After installation, Restart the computer and press F8 and select Safe Mode. Scan your whole computer with Malwarebytes. It must be update.

You should also delete all temporary files, temporary internet files and prefetch.
Start > Run > Type Temp and click OK. Delete all
Start > Run > Type %Temp% and click OK. Delete all
Start > Run > type prefetch and click OK. Delete all

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