Over the holiday weekend, we started getting automated phone calls from our bank about our accounts being suspended because of suspected fraud. Then Monday morning, DHL delivered a $2000 check made out to a 3rd party from my husband's business account. Luckily, they had not been able to change the account address. We closed our accounts
The only way this could have happened is if someone had key logging, etc. software on one of our systems. I ran a spyware checker and during the scan on my notebook I saw "PC Detective" folders being scanned. It however did not come up in the spyware results. I tried searching for it, but could not find it. How can I know if it was really installed on my system and is there anyway to track who installed it? It was not installed by anyone here, it had to have been done remotely.
Also, please point me to summarized information about how to secure Windows XP Home. We probably only do the minimum (windows firewall, anti-virus and anti-spyware) and obviously need to do better. One of my problems is that I work real-time online on a remote web server. Otherwise, I would not stay connected all the time.
That raises another question I have had for a long time. If I have a cable modem connection, how can I set it up to connect only when I run the browser or e-mail?
Sorry for the long message...