Hi When I get the usual Hotmail log in page up on screen the message in the status bar immediately says "Waiting for click here" followed by a long string of code. The page then reloads, identical to the first log in page. This all happens in a split second, there is just time to read the status bar info before it disappears again. Anyone any idea what this is about? I googled this and there is some related information - one guy thinks its to do with the French gendarmerie (???), someone else thinks its part of a targetted banner ad display system for Hotmail. I'm more curious than suspicious.
Sounds dodgy to me, I have a hotmail addy but have never seen anything like that before. I also use MSN as my home page, nothing mentioned there about it either. I just signed in to hotmail, everything as normal for me.
I suggest running all your anti-everything programs as you might have picked up a nastie.
Thanks for this, technotiger. I forgot to mention that this only happens on my home computer - when I log into Hotmail on my stand-alone work computer, I don't get this. What I'm surprised about is that I can't find any useful info on the web about this - I'm sure I can't be the only person who has seen this - or maybe it happens so quickly that other Hotmail users don't notice it and just think the page is auto-refreshing. Weird.
1 month later, I still have exactly the same situation, and I'm still just as curious about this. Anyone else any ideas? Ashley, sorry, I didn't really understand your comments - if I google https :/ secure . footprint . net" I don't get anything that 'comes out to' Hotmail. Also not sure why you put a link to Hotmail ?? - I think I know what Hotmail is !