I suspect my passwords and other info might have been compromised.
There is a government web site that I need to sign on to that requires I give my Social Security Number. For those not living in the USA it is a critical number that someone can use to steal your identity, among other things.
I have a Linux bootable CD. (Ubuntu) I could also download it to an available partition on my HDD. Not yet formatted.
If I boot from the CD can the infection on my computer still record my keystrokes?
If I create a Linux partition is it safe?
I really need to get on the website, and getting to a computer that I trust to be clean isn't as easy as it seems.
Any input would be appreciated, meanwhile I would like to thank those that work to remove these infections especially xixo_12 who is kind enough to help me.