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Old 09-11-2013, 08:30 AM   #1
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Odd link appearing in posts

I mentioned this yesterday and am apparently the only one getting this, then it disappeared, but I was on a different computer. Well this time I took a screenshot of it.
It's a word that is in red font and underlined. When you put your mouse over it an advertisement appears.

Is this a DC thing or has some weird advertising program invaded my computer that is only affecting DC and not my other frequented forums?

And if DC has suddenly allowed these advertising links to appear randomly in posts, I am wondering if that has been the root of all the recent glitches nobody can seem to put a finger on.
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Old 09-11-2013, 08:31 AM   #2
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Geez, I am seeing TWO of these in my post here!
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Old 09-11-2013, 08:34 AM   #3
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Did you try using a right click to add a filter to Adblock Plus?
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So if you aren't logged in we run adwords to gain extra advertising from anonymous users.

You likely have one of those infections that does this. Good luck getting rid of it if you do, they can be persistent.
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Old 09-11-2013, 08:38 AM   #5
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So if you aren't logged in we run adwords to gain extra advertising from anonymous users.

You likely have one of those infections that does this. Good luck getting rid of it if you do, they can be persistent.
Acckk!
Off to run a series of malware programs. I wonder where I got this one

Z, that program does not work with my browser. I looked before when Steve mentioned it. Thanks.
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Old 09-11-2013, 09:03 AM   #6
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Firefox...best thing I ever did.

Of course if I want to work from home I have to use IE, but there I don't have to futz with ads.
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Old 09-11-2013, 10:30 AM   #7
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I've been using Firefox for so long, I forget IE is out there.
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I've been using Firefox for so long, I forget IE is out there.
Same here, except sometimes I use Chrome.
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Old 09-11-2013, 11:23 AM   #9
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So if you aren't logged in we run adwords to gain extra advertising from anonymous users.

You likely have one of those infections that does this. Good luck getting rid of it if you do, they can be persistent.
I guess so.
I've run the usual programs and did find a bug or two, but it's still there.
Looks like I'll have to dig deeper. What exactly is this ad program called you are running? It should help me to disable it if I can do a direct search.
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Old 09-11-2013, 11:50 AM   #10
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I use Ad-Aware - Ad-Aware Free Antivirus and Free Antispyware software download. - Lavasoft

And AdBlock Plus is the browser add-in: https://adblockplus.org/
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