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Kudos0

accidentally entered suspicious website, possible virus?

I tried to go to the website wikipedia.org but I made a typo and I think I typed "wwikipedia.org" instead and I was sent to a site with a blank page and at the top of the page I think it said firefox blocked a pop-up. I did a comprehensive virus scan and a quick virus scan and nothing turned up. I would have left it at that but my PC began acting strangely several hours later -- I was unable to start any programs or even restart. I click the icons and nothing happened. Eventually the PC restarted but it sort of froze and there was a black screen and in the middle there was a white box with the text "security logon failed" or something similar to that.The PC works fine now but I am still worried that I may have a virus. 

Do the things that I mentioned indicate a possible virus or keylogger? Should I do a system restore, or is there no need to worry about it?

Thanks

Message Edited by zixing on 08-04-2009 09:33 PM

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Kudos0

Re: accidentally entered suspicious website, possible virus?

You might want to try a scan with Malwarebytes. You could have some malware
"All that we are is the result of what we have thought"
Kudos0

Re: accidentally entered suspicious website, possible virus?

Stu's suggestion is a good one.  System restore is not an appropriate way to deal with malware.  The link for Malwarebytes free version is here: 

http://www.malwarebytes.org

Superantispyware is another good free version on demand scanner.

www.superantispyware.com

Under certain circumstances profanity provides relief denied even to prayer.Mark Twain
Kudos0

Re: accidentally entered suspicious website, possible virus?

Thanks everyone.

The malwarebytes picked up something called hijack.displayproperties.  I just changed all of my passwords.

Now if I had a virus that could see such things as my keystrokes or whatever I had on screen, would the virus/hacker be able to view my keystrokes or screen if I typed only while my computer is not connected to the internet?

Kudos0

Re: accidentally entered suspicious website, possible virus?

If you had such an infection, Malwarebytes or SAS would likely have found it.  If you aren't connected to the net, keystrokes can't be transmitted.  I don't know if keyloggers come with any kind of a save function.  If you have Norton Internet Security, it will block unauthorized transmissions.
Under certain circumstances profanity provides relief denied even to prayer.Mark Twain

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