cursor moves ?

  britannia310 00:02 18 Mar 2005

please help! the cursor on my sisters pc has suddenly started leaping all over the screen and lots of windows open up at the same time when on line, any ideas gratefully reeived

  EdFrench 00:12 18 Mar 2005

Sounds like you have been zapped by a hijacker which has changed you home page to one which has lots and lots of pop-ups associated with it.
The first thing to do is to try setting your home page to 'Blank'. This should enable you to browse to your desired homepage and set it to default.
Do this in Internet Options before going online.
Lots of ways to get there but try Intenet Settings in the Control Panel first.

After that you need to get some spyware/malware protection such as Spybot S&D - Adaware - A-Squared etc. and run the scans. Delete all the resulting files and then try browsing again.
Be very careful which sites you visit.

  Zaphod Beeblebrox 08:39 18 Mar 2005

a-squared click here

Spybot S&D click here

Adaware click here

these are links to programs suggested by EdFrench
in case you dont have them A-squared is free to use as are the others but you will have to register for updates which is free

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