UFO floating across screen when using Internet Explorer..New winnows 8 laptop

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  1. beetle

    beetle New Member

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    I have recently purchased a new laptop with windows 8.When I go to internet explorer and open a website, I am often seeing a small UFO flying across the screen. It makes a sound similar to the old space invaders arcade game. Has my laptop been hacked and can I stop this? It does not occur one only one particular website. It can occur at any time. Can I stop this. I have never seen this before on previous pc's.
     
  2. MikeHawthorne

    MikeHawthorne Fantastic Member Microsoft Community Contributor

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    Hi

    Run Malwarebytes and see if it's some kind of malware.
    I've never heard of this and I can't find any other reference to it happening anyplace.

    Take a look at your Extensions and see if you are running anything that could cause this.

    Mike
     
  3. john lecto

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    okay this is something.. i just got that same thing today
    there are little UFO's floating around my browser screen.. no pattern at all
    i have no idea what this is but its nice to know im not the only one.. ill do a scan and stay in touch
     
  4. MikeHawthorne

    MikeHawthorne Fantastic Member Microsoft Community Contributor

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    This is very weird, the only reference I find leads back to this post.
    It seem that this isn't a common problem, which makes one wonder if it's a virus, or you're just haunted.

    Mike
     
  5. davehc

    davehc Microsoft MVP Premium Supporter Microsoft MVP

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    I would, in the first intstance, have a look at the add-ons (Tools - Manage Add-ons)- Scroll down the list and see if there is anything that you did not install.
    The try and return IE to it's defaults. (Tools- Internet Options - Advanced - reset)
     
  6. bree

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    Alright so I bought my computer off of a friend a few days ago and since then I've seen this UFO thing as well. As far as I know there hasn't been anything sketchy on this computer and my friend said she has never had this happen to her before when using the computer. As a side note, I'm sure it might be totally unrelated..but I was watching a video on YouTube of a supposed alien autopsy when the UFO first appeared.
     
  7. Lynng

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    I have been getting the same thing. Weve only had this PC about 6 mos, brand new. Problem started couple weeks ago. We don't use this PC a lot for web surfing. When we do we use pretty standard sites, yahoo, airlines, researching some stuff, no gaming websites, no kids using it.

    We have mccaffe, have run a full scan. Downloaded the free spybot, ran the utilities. Get the flying spaceship in Mozilla Firefox, ie & google chrome. Think we are going to have to wipe the pc & reload everything. Really sucks.
     
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