Some suspicious e-mails contain attachments and link to websites that try to install malicious software on your computer.
Here are some ways to protect your system:
- If you've entered your password on what you think might be a malicious website, go to Forgot Your Password and change it immediately.
- If you've entered your credit card information on what you think might be a malicious website or replied to an email with that information, immediately contact your credit card company.
- Install anti-virus or anti-malware software from a reputable company.
- Note: After it's installed, run a full scan of your computer.