[Question] Best anti-trojan/anti keylogger

Party Rooster

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So my PayPal got dinged for$1200 today. Luckily I got the text message and was able to get a hold of PayPal and my bank before they actually got the money.

After talking with PayPal, seems the scammer logged in with my actual PayPal password about 4am last night and added a phone number to be "linked"with my mobile PayPal account.

I asked if they got in via password reset questions and they said no. This person DEFINITELY knew my password. Which is weird, because my PayPal password is totally unique (I don't even use any kind of a similar password ANYWHERE else on the internet). And it's strong. Very long, alphanumeric, some capital letters and special characters throughout. Impossible to guess.

So they sent me password reset links and froze the account but they recommended I run a good AV program to root out a deep problem. Currently I use MS Security Essentials but was wondering if anyone had a better one.

I also want to stay away from Norton because after installing it I always lose network sharing ability, even after I uninstall it. I want something that will let ME choose what to delete and alter, I hate how everything has been dumbed down nowadays and you can't customize it.

Free trials would be nice, but I'm not averse to paying for the right program.

Oh, and I've got the guy's name and phone number, but I'm sure it's some burner Tracfone probably.
 

Your_Moms_Box

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Butn it with fire and stop looking at so much porn.

AVG used to be real good, but who knows anymore.

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Bobobie

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Did you make a recent Paypal purchase that didn't seem to go anywhere? The purchase never showed up on your account? There was a server busy message or try back later. A common phishing thing is to make you believe they are redirecting you to paypal for the purchase, but they are really just getting your login and password.
 

Party Rooster

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Did you do the typical Malwarebytes scan?
Yes, I have the full version and it found a couple, but they were in my Recycle Bin? Do you think they could have been running from there?
Did you make a recent Paypal purchase that didn't seem to go anywhere? The purchase never showed up on your account? There was a server busy message or try back later. A common phishing thing is to make you believe they are redirecting you to paypal for the purchase, but they are really just getting your login and password.
No, hadn't purchased anything with Paypal in awhile.
There are a lot of options out there so I'll only name a few that may be of use: EmsisoftAnti-Malware, Malwarebytes, KasperskyTDSSKiller (excellent for rootkits), and SpyShelter (an anti logger).
Going to give Emsisoft a try. Thanks.
 

Party Rooster

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Fuckers tried getting in again today after I got everything cleared up with my bank and Paypal. I get an email on my phone asking if I'm trying to reset my Paypal password, so I called them up and they said someone had tried about 15 minutes ago. I had them totally lock down the account. Fucking pricks. I called the number from a pay phone and they sounded Russian, even though it's a California number about an hour away from here.

Bought the pro version of Malwarebytes to keep shit a little more secure and am running Emsisoft too.
 

ruckstande

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Fuckers tried getting in again today after I got everything cleared up with my bank and Paypal. I get an email on my phone asking if I'm trying to reset my Paypal password, so I called them up and they said someone had tried about 15 minutes ago. I had them totally lock down the account. Fucking pricks. I called the number from a pay phone and they sounded Russian, even though it's a California number about an hour away from here.

Bought the pro version of Malwarebytes to keep shit a little more secure and am running Emsisoft too.
Just curious but what email are you using?
 

Mags

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I have 2 Yahoo mail accounts that recently got spoofed. One I never use and the other I use for all commercial stuff like websites, etc. They were able to email everyone I ever mailed, going back years. The email sent a link to a German site which is no doubt some phishing type of deal.

Malwarebytes turned up nothing. Bye bye Yahoo.