you might want to run any or all of the following online scanners:
ESET: http://www.eset.eu/threat-center/online-scanner (this is currently in BETA but I've tried it and it works OK)
Ewido: http://www.ewido.net/en/onlinescan/ or download the ewido micro scanner from http://downloads.ewido.net/ewido_micro.exe then run it from your desktop. It will download the definitions then you can run a scan. No installation needed.
Also make sure you have the latest patches for your Windows and its components: http://update.microsoft.com
I recently received a strange e-mail that leads me to believe I may have a virus. The e-mail was from a corporate website's spam blocker and told me that an e-mail I had sent to an address at Parthenon Capital had been rejected due to virus infection. I have never knowingly sent an e-mail to the address provided. The pertinent part of the e-mail is as follows:
"This is an automated message from Parthenon Capital's SpamShark virus filter.
A message you sent to parthenoncapital.com was virus infected. The message could not be cleaned.
Virus Scan Report:
text.zip infected by: net-worm.win32.mytob.q -> REJECT"
I have noticed nothing odd about my computer's performance, and run a daily virus scan with AVG which has not alerted me to any potential problems. Also, looking up the WORM_MYTOB.DF virus online listed a number of symptoms which I do not have (for instance, nothing blocks me from visiting antivirus websites like McAfee.com.)
Is it likely that my computer is infected and sending out infected e-mails without me knowing it? What steps should I take to ensure that it is not?
I use Internet Explorer, have a relatively new Gateway PC, and connect to the internet via Verizon DSL.
Thanks in advance for your help.