I came home last night and there was a message on my answering machine saying my ISP had recieved a spam complaint against me. They said it was probably a virus and to clean my machine and then call them.
I’m very fastidious about my computer security, and suspected a false or mistaken report, but went ahead with a system scan. I run AVG, a software firewall, and a hardware firewall on my router. I did a complete system scan with AVG, then scanned my system with Ad-Aware and Spybot S&D, all with the latest signature updates. My system tested clean, except for a few tracking cookies, which doesn’t suprise me…everyone gets those.
I called the ISP and said “I’m clean…what exactly was reported to you?” They said a local criminal court contacted them that they’d recieved spam from my IP address. Since my router is on 24/7, I usually retain the same IP address for extended periods, so I thought that my IP having changed would have been doubtful.
So…have I done everything to make sure my system is clean, or is there something else I should be doing? I’m suspecting some sort of error in the spam…perhaps spoofing, but I’m not sure.
Any comments appreciated…