I am running a Windows XP Pro computer, MS Office 2007, and continually updated Norton Internet Security. This morning I awoke to a number of emails from people I haven't contacted in a long time asking me about an email they received from me with a link. I immediately sent out an e-blast telling people that I NEVER send a link or attachment without a personal message. The malware link that was apparently sent to my entire Outlook address list was (THIS IS MALWARE, SO DON'T CLICK ON IT):
I went to a computer that - if infected - wouldn't cause a lot of grief (and didn't have any address book to be hijacked), and when I clicked on the link I got an alert from Norton that an attack had been blocked (SEE ATTACHMENT FOR THE PRECISE LANGUAGE OF THE NORTON ALERT). Is there any way to determine what this malware is, how it managed to get past my Norton Security and hijack my address book, and how I can fix the problem to make sure that they don't use my email again to do similar mischief?