View Full Version : Icons run away from Mouse

11-12-2001, 09:26 PM
Youd think its a game, but whenever the mouse is moved close to a Icon on the Desktop, the Icons slide away.

Must be a Virus, but NAV scan shows nothing abnormal. Updated definitions 1 week back, did a complete scan.

So what Virus is this? and how do I restore things to normal.

11-12-2001, 09:57 PM
the Magistr virus can do this, and it also has a habit of disabling Norton Anti Virus! ( u cant win either way can you!!!)

take a look at www.sarc.com for more details on the virus and how to get rid of it...good luck

11-12-2001, 10:00 PM
Could be the Magistr virus, which seems to be making the rounds at the moment (my AV has picked it up in about 5 emails lately).

Have a look here:


Could be any number of other similar viruses though, so do a search at www.symantec.com (same as the above link) and see what you come up with. No idea why your AV didn't show up with anything - maybe its a new one!

11-12-2001, 10:31 PM
Have you considered that it is a prank someone is pulling on you? Check out what programs are running in the background.

Just another option :-)

11-12-2001, 11:27 PM
I vaguely remember a 'prank' program like this.... suggest you try moving your cursor around in the top corners of your desktop.If a control window appears, it's the program I'm thinking of.

11-12-2001, 11:45 PM
...if it's not a virus then you might the following of interest.




12-12-2001, 12:36 PM
Whatever it is you gotta admit its pretty funny. :-))