Email scam "click here to read this"

  toofy 21:37 13 Jan 12
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Apologies, but am unable to fathom how to access your search facility. This question may have been asked already.

I received an email from a friend subject- wooow. On opening the email the narrative reads "click here to read this"

When i clicked on this, it opened up my file "My documents" listing the contents.

I now know the email was sent without my friends knowledge, her hotmial email having been hijacked. I have put the email into deleted items(outlook).

I use Windows XP; all emails are initially received in Mailwasher.

What steps should I take to remove any problem this may have caused. Is it sufficient to run ESET antivirus? Many thanks.

  Fruit Bat /\0/\ 21:50 13 Jan 12
  lotvic 21:54 13 Jan 12

follow the advice on answers.microsoft.com

new spate of viruses 'wooow', 'check this' etc.

Here is the link to answers.microsoft.com

  toofy 10:55 14 Jan 12

Thank you lotvic & Fruitbat. I have run the programs and nothing has been infected. Thanks again for your response.

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