Can someone hijack my Internet Explorer to access the web? I received an email saying "you have been looking at illegal sites", which I have NOT done. So either someone has used my info to do this, and I'm getting the blame, or the whole thing is a hoax....Their email contained a .zlo file which I think is a .pif file. I have not open it in case it's a virus....any ideas anyone?
The email is almost certainly a hoax. Yes, certain spyware can install diallers to your computer to connect to sites. But when it does connect, you're likely to see it, and even if it does it without you knowing it, no one is going to tell you through an email - that defeats the purpose of the spyware.
If you're worried about spyware on your computer, try: