Hello and Good Evening Everyone,
Tonight, I was shocked and shook up to see several back to back unauthorized Amazon.com purchase invoices for different merchandise within my AOL email inbox. Interestingly, each invoice only indicated zeros for the amount of purchase, balance due, and so forth. Afraid that someone may be trying to use my MasterCard debit card to make these transactions, I immediately logged into my checking account and found relief knowing there were not any unauthorized pending transactions.
Figuring this internet security threat was due to malware, I began using a couple of cleanup tools. First, I used the latest version of CCleaner to remove all unwanted files and to check the registry for invalid entries. And, secondly, I used the latest version of Malwarebytes which did find 2 threats. When I clicked on Show Results, the date of the infected objects did match today's date in which the mysterious Amazon.com purchase order invoices appeared. With respect to more detailed information about the infected objects matching up to today's date, the following paths were given: c:\Users\Leonard\AppData\Roaming\OpenCandy. Also, there was another path given which was c:\Program Files\x86\Conduit\Community Alerts\Alert.dll and there was an infected registry key as well. At any rate, I went ahead and selected Remove All and restarted the computer so all threats found by Malwarebytes could be removed. Once the computer was restarted, I did open Malwarebytes back up and deleted all stored infected objects within the Quarantine tab.
Based upon what has been done and checked on, is my desktop safe now? Or, are there other utlities or things which should be done for further protection?
Any followup thoughts to this concerning security issue will be greatly appreciated. I will look forward to reviewing everyone's shared input.