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why are some words underlined with ad links?

Posted: Fri Dec 20, 2013 8:59 pm
by Joshua
i posted a prayer request and some of the words in my post are underlined and link to different ads when you scroll over them

i'm also seeing it throughout the main page of the board

Posted: Fri Dec 20, 2013 10:15 pm
by Joshua
right there above, when i'm looking at it, the phrase "Prayer Request" is orange highlighted and double underlined

even as i'm trying to log in, the words "Username" and "Password" are highlighted in orange and double underlined

even as i'm posting this, in the far left of the post cache, the "Message" part of "Message body" is orange highlighted and double underlined and so is the word "Options" below

Posted: Fri Dec 20, 2013 11:01 pm
by bjcollin
You have adware or spyware on your pc. Install some free virus protection from Microsoft website then go through your pc programs in the add/delete software control panel as well as remove strange browser add ins.

Posted: Fri Dec 20, 2013 11:03 pm
by bjcollin
Hover over the links and see if they are associated with a specific site like ad-Vance or some other named ad service.

Posted: Sat Dec 28, 2013 5:26 am
by Joshua
hey bj, sorry for waiting so long to reply

i ran a spybot check on the laptop and it came up with something that i couldn't immediately remove

i told my dad about it

that's freaking annoying

i believe i got it from a movie streaming site that is probably illegal but apparently alot of people know about it and nobody has done anything about it

i knew something was weird about it so i stopped using it

Posted: Sat Jan 11, 2014 7:07 pm
by bjcollin
Some good FREE tools to use: - AVG Free Virus Scanner - Malwarebytes Anti-Malware Pro