So I play this MMORPG by the name of RuneScape. I heard of some giveaway that required me to post on the forums. Like an idiot, I clicked on a disguised hyperlink. It brought me to the forum login page and I logged in, typing In my username and password. However, this is likely a false page that tricked me into typing my information. Then I received a message that the forum post that I was trying to go to " didn't exist". That could have installed some malware on my computer. I used to think only idiots would become phishing victims by writing their password on some form. I guess I must be an idiot too.
So, on with the story. That happened about 12 hours ago and I found that I was unable to log in because my account was being accessed from elsewhere. I thought it was just a bug and went to bed. In the morning, I tried to log in and found my account had been locked. Upon resetting my password and re-entering the game, all my gold was gone. Which was quite a lot for me. Then, I found that I had been muted. Upon checking the evidence for this mute, I found that my account was used to advertise for this same "giveaway" that I was scammed by.
So, I immediately ceased logging in to any accounts, though I think I may have logged in to my Yahoo Mail and Battle.net accounts. *gulp* I suspect a key logger has been installed in my system. After all the fact that the criminal accessed my account means he has the password. It is likely that he got the password from the false page and there is in fact no malware on my PC. However, I want to be really sure so that the rest of my accounts are safe. How do I do this? I've been to GeeksToGo before and it know you guys are trustworthy and smart.
Sigh. I really didn't think I would fall for this sort of BS. I guess I was tired at night or something. I installed malwarebytes Free and scanned my system. I quarantined a bunch of the junk files though I'm not sure if they were malware. I also have a Trend Micro software on disc that I haven't installed. Should I install and use it? I have used it before and I liked it.
PS: I'm typing this on my iPad just to be safe.