There are pictures of animals that are popping up randomly on my computer. When I move the mouse over the animal it turns into a a sword icon, and when I click it, the animal disappears but after a few minutes another animal comes up. I think it may be related to Chromium but I'm not sure.

What is this and how can I get rid of it?

strange animal

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    Give it to me, I take it! – user unknown Sep 7 '11 at 11:27
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    Really, Really weird.... We will try our "beast" to hlep you :P – Amith KK Sep 7 '11 at 11:47
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    Please list the extensions you have installed. You can find this out by entering chrome://extensions/ in the url bar. Also, post the output of ps ax. – dv3500ea Sep 7 '11 at 11:53
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    I was not able to stop my laughter at this question :D – puneet Sep 7 '11 at 13:02
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    @oriole - well done - please post that as an answer which you can accept (probably in a few hours time if you cant immediately after posting). Many thanks. – fossfreedom Sep 7 '11 at 13:31

If you are not joking then this can be a mistake. May be there is some web script or a background process running.

So what you can do is:

  1. Close browser and see if animal appears again.
  2. If appears again then type ps -A in terminal and watch for any suspicious process and terminate it as soon as you see it.
  3. If you can not see any suspicious process, restart your computer.
  4. If nothing works feed it what it wants and pray to God that it runs away without harming you. :D
  • Very funny :-) ...+1 vote – samarasa Sep 7 '11 at 13:59
  • Best question ever, and best answer, specially #4 xD – animaletdesequia Sep 7 '11 at 20:10

I found it... it was a Chrome extension (I think called "MMO")... I uninstalled it and the animals went back to their holes :)

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    That's animal cruelty if you ask me. I'm calling the AUPCA. – RolandiXor Sep 19 '11 at 13:57

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