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Can someone tell me if this is a virus?

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#1 Halfwit


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Posted 28 September 2013 - 01:29 PM

I am pretty sure I have some sort of virus on a laptop that my kids use. Take a look at the picture and you will see a small symbol that apprears on any website in which you have to enter a user name and password. Has anyone seen this one before?  Any help would be greatly appreciated.  It only appears when I am using Windows Explorer.  It doesn't seem to be affecting Chrome.




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Posted 28 September 2013 - 01:42 PM

what is the eye symbol in password box for ? - Microsoft Community


The password eye is a new feature in Internet Explorer 10 (IE10). If you click on the password eye, what you have typed will show up to enable you to check the typing of your password. The password will only show up while the mouse button is pressed - as soon as you release the button your typing will disappear.


Some security considerations when using the password eye:

  • Be wary of anyone looking over your shoulder.
  • Avoid using it if your computer is being accessed remotely (by for example a tech support person) - even if it’s a trustworthy company. In fact, I would avoid typing any password into a IE10 box that has a password eye during a remote access session.
  • Do not leave your computer unattended with the password box filled in (but not submitted).

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#3 Halfwit

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Posted 28 September 2013 - 02:28 PM

Excellent.  Thanks for your help.

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