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animated cursor

A screen pointer that makes a small amount of movement. In Windows, animated cursors have an .ANI extension.
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This vulnerability, affecting Microsoft Windows XP, 2000, 2003 and Vista operating systems, allows remote attackers to execute arbitrary code or cause a denial of service (persistent reboot) via a malformed ANI file, which results in memory corruption when processing cursors, animated cursors, and icons.
ani files for animated cursors will reportedly not work since many files are being renamed by attackers to cover their intent.
IPS signature - "WEB-CLIENT Malicious Animated Cursor Web Delivery (SID:2034)" - added on Dec 9, 2006.
Virus writers and other miscreants utilizing this GDI bug have created malicious web sites and animated cursors, known as ANI files, to infect unsuspecting Internet surfers.
As reported in a March 29, 2007 Determina Security Advisory, there is a vulnerability in the Windows animated cursor processing code.
F-Secure[R] Corporation warns computer users of the recently discovered Windows Animated Cursor Handling vulnerability, also known as the ANI exploit.
Animated Cursor Locator: offers a variety of highly visible animations to highlight the cursor, making it easier to locate.
Animated Cursor Locator: Offers a variety of highly visible animation graphics to highlight the cursor, making it easier to locate.
Color and Animated cursors, enhancing the usability of Word Pro.
Users will also be able to customize their Windows 95 interface by adding classic comedy screen savers, event sounds, computer screen background "wallpaper" and animated cursors.
consists of System Agent technology and disk utilities that work behind the scenes to keep the user's PC running at peak performance; Desktop Themes that incorporate sounds, fonts, color schemes, wallpaper, screen savers, photo-realistic icons and animated cursors to improve the looks of a user's computer; and a bonus Internet Jumpstart Kit that provides easy sign-up and one-button access to the Internet.
Users can customize their Windows 95 interface by adding screen savers, wallpaper, classic one liners and animated cursors of their favorite comedians.