- You opened a file (for your taxes) from your DVD on your new laptop, if I understand your story well. What file? What program did you use to open it?
- Inside that file was another file. That's strange. Usually files don't contain other files (unless it's zip-file or something like that). What was that other file? What program did you use to open it?
- How do you mean a file "says" something? Somehow, I don't think it was an mp3-file that said "debug!" on your speakers, but I might be wrong.
- Did those files (the file on the dvd and the file inside it) have a creation and a change date? If so, what?
I did something incredibly stupid. I was on Ancestry.com
and tried to click on a link to access something on their site .I got a pop up saying the link wouldn't work because of pop up blocker or something like that. It gave a phone number for how to get it fixed. I've actually had issues on Ancestry and been directed to call with problems.
This time I got someone who asked how old my system was and had me type in a www. address and input a code. As soon as I did that I had a bad feeling and hung up. I restarted the laptop and from that point on got a pop up every time I tried a link on any web site with the same message but a different number every time.
I copied all of my important files to dvds. I had a problem with using my recovery discs and the laptop was a 2008 model so I bought a new laptop. I went to open a file for my taxes and inside the file there was another file that said debug and there were no other files. That didn't make sense. I opened that up and inside was this message [0409/133412:INFO:(0)] WebCore is now online.
[0409/133412:INFO:(0)] Running Awesomium 18.104.22.168
Every other file is intact. I'm panicked that I've been hacked as a result of my stupidity. Any help would be most appreciated.