Posted on 2014-01-13
I am becoming a victim of some sort of virus. Here's what happens. I receive an email from someone I know with a reference such as "You've got to see this....!!!" When you open the email, what you realize is that the header is from someone I know but the actual email address is someone I have no idea who. I have not clicked on the link but rather immediately delete the email.
Here are my questions;
1.) Does anyone recognize this particular virus?
2.) Is the virus on my machine or on the person who's name consistently comes up as having sent it (the false but name I recognize)?
3.) I'm on a Windows system. The person who is identified with this email is on a Mac. Any hint at where it is coming from?
4.) I have run my anti-virus program (Symantec) and no virus is identified. Assuming the virus is on my laptop, how do I target it to get rid of it?
Thank you in advance.