What causes a possesed AIM?

Question

I use aol instant messanger alot. Sometimes out of the blue I will be typing to someone in an IM box and my words will get highlighted and then erase. The only way to stop this is to exit out of the IM box, but that way I lose everything I was saying... Is there anyway to fix this?

Answer

This question was answered on June 3, 2004. Much of the information contained herein may have changed since posting.

Somebody could have put a Trojan on your machine, and is in controlling of your PC A few possible ways to fix this is to do a virus/trojan scan check and hopefully have it find a backdoor and then delete it If that dont work i would try to do a uninstall and reinstall of AIM, but before you do that backup up your buddy list and you should be set.

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Posted by Alanna of Katharine Gibbs School - New York on June 3, 2004