I opened my email

henry28

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So I opened up gmail in google chrome and i get an email from 'american express', i decide to click it and it was empty. The only stuff it had was that the subject said 'a' and the title was 'a'. I am 90% sure i am save from any viruses as i did not download or click on a link, can someone confirm that i am 100% safe.

Thank you,
Henry.



 

dextermat

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Hi,
Infection by email happens 3 ways:

1- open a file in attachment
2- Clicking on a link in the email
3- rarely but not impossible from an image in the email

If you did not open any attachment nor open a link you are most likely not infected.

In doubt, download jrt- adwcleaner and roguekiller and do a cleanup. (bleepingcomputer.com)
 

henry28

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i did an anti-virus with kaspersky, malwarebyte(trial) and HitmanPro(trial), Kaspersky and malwarebyte said it was clear however HitmanPro detected some tracking cookies. I removed all cookies now
 

henry28

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i did an anti-virus with kaspersky, malwarebyte(trial) and HitmanPro(trial), Kaspersky and malwarebyte said it was clear however HitmanPro detected some tracking cookies. I removed all cookies now. I did the adwcleaner and roguekiller and they detected random files so i removed them however i don't think they were viruses
 


Then you have an uncompromised system
 

henry28

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I do not really understand and also a coincidence later that day someone tried to sign into my instagram from vietnam but couldn't verify because they did not have my email information (atleast i don't think they do)
 
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