Okay, this may not be a computer virus, but I'm a tad bit worried about it. I did do the classic virus victim thing. I opened an attachment in an email that claimed to be from one of my Facebook contacts; it was SPAM. It took me to some kind of website and then, apparently left me alone. I didn't notice any problems until the next day when my computer would not turn on! I turned it off and then turned it back on, gave it time to warm up, and pressed every button I could think about pressing; nothing came up. I panicked, thinking I was going to have to buy another computer or replace the screen or something like that, but, then, a few hours afterwards, I discovered that my computer worked fine; apparently, it was just the built-in mouse that went out, so I got another mouse. While visiting my regular webpages, I noticed that the layout was changed: The secure sites that I visit that ask for a user name and password now have a little eye at the corner of the log-in that I can click in order to see my password / personal information. This is on every page where I need to enter a password. Yes, it may just be some kind of unappealing update, but I'm a bit concerned about this. If I did get a virus, someone could be looking through my bank information or past orders on Facebook and Amazon; that's not good.
Also, I've been having internet connectivity issues that started to happen around this time. I called customer service and described the problem, and they said that the modem was bad, but the modem started working perfectly again. Recently, internet service goes off for a few minutes then restores itself. I've changed modems, and this has not helped. Yes, it might be due to the heavy rain we've been having, but it has never done this before, that I know of. Could this be a virus? If so, what should I do? I've already ordered another modem from my internet provider, but what if that's not the problem at all? How can I troubleshoot for a virus that affects internet connectivity and computer functions?
Edited by helpmenowsmartpeople, 02 May 2013 - 05:35 PM.