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Popup ads upon mouseover of underlined words in posts?

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  1. Ragnarok

    Ragnarok I'd rather be Midas Member

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    Recently I've noticed that if my mouse cursor happens to pass over an underlined word in a post, a popup ad appears.:eek_ma::thumpdown:
    Has anyone else noticed this?
    They can be avoided by watching for the underlined words and avoiding them with the mouse cursor, but its still somewhat irritating when it occurs inadvertently.:mad:

    So... what's up wit dat? :confused:

    R.
     
  2. bemac

    bemac Midas Member Midas Member

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    Your computer has some malware installed.
     
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    specsaregood Silver Member Silver Miner

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    yup, that ^.
     
  4. mph275

    mph275 Seeker Seeker

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    It might be a add-on, I know under Firefox I had one that got installed. Delete it and you'll be back to normal.
     
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    Ag lining Gold Member Gold Chaser

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    It is probably an automated sneaky way of getting more advertiser clicks by you, thereby, generating revenue for the companies serving the adds and/or the browser that uses that tactic.
     
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  6. Ragnarok

    Ragnarok I'd rather be Midas Member

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    That was it. Found a couple of UNAUTHORIZED add-ons. Don't know which one was causing the problem but deleted them both anyway.

    Thanks for the help, all! :beerglass::thumbs_up::s9:

    R.
     
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  7. GOLDBRIX

    GOLDBRIX God,Donald Trump,most in GIM2 I Trust. OTHERS-meh Site Supporter Platinum Bling

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    I had to do a System Restore to get the bug out. I was also getting a vertical banner on the rightside suggesting alternative websites.
    Both are gone now.
     

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