Eeeek! A million web pages are opening on my screen!
By Colin Gabriel Hatcher
Does this story sound familiar? One day you were using the internet and went to a website. You were moving your mouse around a web page, when suddenly for no apparent reason extra browser windows started opening, showing you websites you had no intention of going to visit. Surprised, you closed these new windows, but that made even more windows open, many without even a control bar or menus at the top. Worse still, some of these windows were showing offensive material. Worried, you took your hands off the mouse and the keyboard, wondering what on earth to do, but confidant that if you stopped doing anything the problem would at least stop. Instead, even though you did nothing, more and more windows continued to magically open, as if your computer had become possessed. Completely panicked by this sudden turn of events, you shut down your computer, the only way you could think of to stop the nightmare. Now you feel nervous about using the web again in case the problem reoccurs.
Colin Gabriel Hatcher, a California attorney, and Founder, CEO and President of Safety Ed International http://www.safetyed.org can be reached by email at [email protected].