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Old 08-23-2005, 10:13 AM   #1
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Underlined Green Words

I'm seeing random words in green and underlined today. This occurs in people's posts and in the descriptions of various threads and forums.

Anyone else?

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Old 08-23-2005, 10:15 AM   #2
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Can yo link in an example?
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Old 08-23-2005, 10:16 AM   #3
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In your post just now, Andy, the word "link" is in green and underlined.
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Old 08-23-2005, 10:18 AM   #4
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It's not green on my computer.
I haven't seen any green yet. Maybe,
you're special to day Mudbug.
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Old 08-23-2005, 10:20 AM   #5
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it's not like that on mine either
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Old 08-23-2005, 10:21 AM   #6
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and "special" is that way in your post, pds.

Shucks, I thought I was special every day!
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Old 08-23-2005, 10:23 AM   #7
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Quote:
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and "special" is that way in your post, pds.

Shucks, I thought I was special every day!
YOU ARE!!!!!!
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Old 08-23-2005, 10:23 AM   #8
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I don't see any green either! Hmmm.
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Old 08-23-2005, 10:27 AM   #9
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Well, now that's interesting. I must have some kind of bug. When I click on the words that are underlined and green, I get taken to various other websites (ads, apparently).
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No green here either. Could it be some sort of spy ware?
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Old 08-23-2005, 10:33 AM   #11
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Must be some sort of pop-up thing. I changed my blocker setting to high, so now when I click on them the toolbar shows me they have been blocked.

They're still showings as "links", tho.
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Old 08-23-2005, 10:49 AM   #12
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That sounds like a virus or spyware to me Mudbug. Do you have Ad-Aware or Spybot Search and Destroy on your computer? These are both programs that get rid of spyware and are very easy to use. If it is spyware then either of those programs should get rid of it.
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Old 08-23-2005, 10:52 AM   #13
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Looks like we have Spybot here. Do I hafta turn DC off to run it?
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Old 08-23-2005, 10:54 AM   #14
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Nope, you can just run it with DC on if you want.
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Old 08-23-2005, 10:57 AM   #15
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thanks. gonna try it now.
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Old 08-23-2005, 11:26 AM   #16
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grrrr. Ran Spybot twice and even re-started computer. Still there.
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Old 08-23-2005, 11:50 AM   #17
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Do you have an anti virus program? You might want to run a check from that too. I have never heard of a virus like that, but it is possible.
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Old 08-23-2005, 12:15 PM   #18
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Will do. Otherwise, will buy some more Dickel and invite local computer weenie friend over again!
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Old 08-23-2005, 01:25 PM   #19
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maybe Dickel is the problem

(just kidding, mudbug...sounds like you've been invaded by some spyware)
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Old 08-23-2005, 01:29 PM   #20
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Can't be the Dickel---we're currently out of it!

Virus scan detected nothing. Running Spybot again just now, just in case. Apparently the popup blocker is blocking all the links, but they appear as links anyway (i.e., underlined and in green). More annoying than harmful at this point, I guess.
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