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What on Earth is "Clicky hover.gif"??

I was IMing w/ someone on Yahoo Msgr & this thing appeared in the box & assumed the person had sent me something. So I clicked on it...Now I'm nervous. Googled all over the place & haven't found any real answers. Something about the "hover function in IE explorer". (I'm on Firefox)

Any ideas?

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help......

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Sorry, never heard of it but...

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I would suggest never to click on any link in IM unless you are expecting something for whomever you are chatting and are comfortable the content is safe.

Messenger is a little dangerous for that. I see that you recognize that. Hope you find your answer... if so post the answer... curious.

Glenn

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I also googled this because I never

In reply to: What on Earth is "Clicky hover.gif"??

heard of it either, the only results I found were others asking the same question. I would suggest doing some scans with your antivirus and a couple of antispyware scanners which I would assume that you have. I would also follow Glenn's advice and NEVER click on anything when IMing. There is all kinds of malware floating around in ALL the IM programs.

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