Today the following happened to me:
I am offering a gig on translations from English to German and vice versa. Someone then contacted me regarding this gig. He sent me a .odt file called “Untitled 1” via Fiverr chat. Naive as I am, I downloaded and opened it with MS Word. The only content of the file was a small string of numbers. I then closed the file and deleted it. When confronting the “buyer” about it he wouldn’t respond.
- I did not leave the protected view inside Word
- I have macros disabled in MS Office
- I’m using Windows Defender and Malwarebytes as malware protection: both scans did not detect anything suspicious
Anyone with experience in malware: is this a risk? Might my PC now be compromised? What should I do? Can I rely on those malware scans?
Thanks for the help!