Yesterday (Wednesday, 2/23), something slipped through my ISP and into my Outlook inbox. It came in a group of e-mails from people I know. But at the suspicious item, there was no sender address, and the subject line was blank.
When this has happened before, and I have dealt with it by first reading the known-sender e-mails, carefully skipping over the suspect e-mail, doing Shift/Mouse-click and selecting the group, and finally doing Shift/Delete to permanently delete the group.
Only this time, (the mouse ball must be slightly dirty, because it stuck and) I accidentally highlighted the particular e-mail.
Seeing as it was Monday #3 of this week, lots of interesting expletive terms came to mind, and thankfully, nothing happened. So I proceeded to delete it by itself.
Then, over the next several hours, I began getting Outlook errors, with an error box popping up, and then a message being sent to Microsoft.
So, I ran Norton Anti-virus, and it did not find anything.
Then, I ran Spybot and Adware, and found nothing.
And finally, I've run the Outlook Detect and Repair utility several times, but I am still getting Outlook errors.
So far, my Internet access is working fine, and my home network is functioning properly. But my gut says there was something malicious in the suspect message. So I am now wondering, what exactly did I click on, and what am I to do about it?
Other possibly relevant system info is:
- Dell Dimension 4100
- XP Pro
- Norton Anti-virus 2000 (up to date subscription) and Norton IS 2003 (also current)
- MS Office 2000
- Comcast cable HPI service
Thanks in advance,
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