AVG caught the worm and put it in the vault. I'd empty the AVG vault if this was my machine and count my blessing that AVG worked as it should.
-> Spam, and worms, viruses that go with spam are not something you did anything wrong. You will get these from time to time and need to never open email from anyone but those you know or expect an email from.
There is no mess to clean up as AVG caught it before there was a mess.
I just went to my email and had a message on Nov. 21, 2005 from (firstname.lastname@example.org Your IP was logged.) I debated about opening this message and started not to until I scrolled down and on November 22, 2005, I had a message from (Admin@cia.gov You visit illegal websites.) Well, the only sites I go to are quicken, cnet, dell forum, research for shopping, citi, etc. You get the idea, I don't go to illegal websites. Anyway, curisoity got the best of me so I opened the email from fbi. This was the message.
9We have logged your IP address on more than 30 illegal websites. Important: Please answer our questions. List of questions are attached. Yours faithfully, Steven Allison FBI 935 Pennsylvania Avenue NW Room 3220 Washington, DC 20535 Phone (202) 324 3000) I tried to call the number but did not get an answer.
My AVG message:
File list 469.zip Virus identified I-Worm/Sober.CF
Attachment moved to virus vault)
I think I have been conned. I don't think the message was from the FBI but a person trying to put a virus on my system. What do I do? Do I contact the FBI? Do I leave the virus in the vault or do a reformat my system to make sure that it is gone. How can I prevent someone from doing this? I have never had this to happen so I am lost. Please tell me what I need to do about this mess. I know that all of the computer geniuses can help a grandmother. Please help me. MamaJen