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  1. sstalder5

    sstalder5 Turbo Monkey

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    Is it just me? Starting some time last night I started seeing random words in people's posts appear as links. When you hover over them it drops down into an ad. This is incredibly annoying trying to tell the difference between real links and ads. Especially since they're showing up in posts by well known monkeys..
     
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    sstalder5 Turbo Monkey

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    for example...:think: the word "people" in my last post now links to some sketchy tabloid news site..
     
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    binary visions The voice of reason

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    I wasn't told about any intrusive ad changes. Is anyone else experiencing this?

    I don't see it, but my work firewall blocks a number of ad-related sites.
     
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    sstalder5 Turbo Monkey

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    The one on my first post is gone now, but I still see them elsewhere on the site. I'll get a screenshot.
     
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    sstalder5 Turbo Monkey

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    Well.. That was easy..
    rmad.jpg

    But I just googled it and it may actually be adware on my system. I'll keep you updated.
     
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    Westy the teste

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    Sounds like a 'you' problem.
     
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    sstalder5 Turbo Monkey

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    It was adware. System restore to last week solved it.
     
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    binary visions The voice of reason

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    So do you think this forum is your personal tech support service, or what?

    :rant:
     
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    Westy the teste

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    It is usually easier to PM you directly.:thumb:
     
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    sstalder5 Turbo Monkey

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    You didn't do anything...? :confused: