Has This Ever Happened to You?

Dennis Putnam dap1 at MINDSPRING.COM
Sun Oct 22 07:44:43 MDT 2000


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At 12:05 AM 10/22/00 -0500, you wrote:
>Tonight (10/21/00) I surfed the web to MapQuest.com.  I'm looking
>for an address and after the site shows me the map, I start seeing
>in the upper left hand corner of my browser window, a little picture
>of a w/m and w/f couple.  This location of this picture changes to
>what looks like an advertisement, and then back to more pictures of
>this same couple.  Not only is the upper left hand corner of my
>browser now being controlled by this picture, but each section of my
>tool bar on the bottom of my
>Windows98 starts getting these little rectangles of what appears to
>be the top of the same picture I had in the upper left hand corner
>of my screen.  I've never seen this happen before until this evening
>when I went to that web site.  In order to get rid of what appears
>to be a
>virus, it was necessary for me to shut down my computer and then
>reboot. This cleared it up.  I then scanned my disk using Fsave and
>there was no virus present on the hard drive.  Could this quasi
>virus have come from the web site?  Has anyone seen this before?
>

Reset your browser options to not automatically run Java scripts.

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