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On Firefox and Explorer I do not get the following....





But when using Chrome......the last week has seen random words picked on a page and turned into clicky ads and highlighted in green when my mouse cursor runs over them ?

Is this Malware ?...how do I get rid of it ?

it's so annoying !!





grrrrrr !!!













 

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« Reply #1 on: 30/09/2011 01:54:43 »
LOL...in my above post the word 'GREEN' is highlighted in green and clicky !!
 

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« Reply #2 on: 30/09/2011 01:57:31 »
OK...I think I have cured it....apparently I had something called 'TEXTENHANCE'...which apparently had been " offered" to me !!..

I did not install or request or give permission but I seem to have opted out successfully !!
 

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« Reply #3 on: 30/09/2011 01:58:32 »
Erhmm...Can a MOD please move this to the appropriate computer geeky section !
 

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« Reply #4 on: 30/09/2011 02:07:35 »
I'm using chrome and I don't get that.  Is it possible you downloaded something with a spammy payload in it?
 

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« Reply #5 on: 30/09/2011 10:23:57 »
I'm using chrome and I don't get that.  Is it possible you downloaded something with a spammy payload in it?

Thanks JP...I guess I must have done. I'm usually quite the pedant when it comes to choosing the type of installation but I guess this one slipped by me ! I initially thought it was a TNS revenue stream but then quickly noticed it was not occurring via other browsers.

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« Reply #6 on: 30/09/2011 15:02:13 »
Is this Malware ?

Its adware rather than malware ... 

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I'm plagued by an adware, apparently by enhance.com. It appears in all google search pages and even in my texts as green bold links with double underlines in the text.
http://www.google.com/support/forum/p/Chrome/thread?tid=2c255f8613030426&hl=en


If you install adblockplus and NoScript on your FireFox browser it should stop FireFox being infected by this adware.
« Last Edit: 30/09/2011 15:07:00 by RD »
 

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« Reply #7 on: 01/10/2011 06:24:46 »
It looks like a very annoying feature.

Why are women highlighted...  but not men?



Actually, that is one of the things I don't like about Wikipedia.  Too many hyperlinks.  And, often the hyperlinks are to general pages, when one is actually wanting more specific details.
 

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« Reply #8 on: 02/10/2011 18:24:33 »
Why are women highlighted...  but not men?

Possibly due to a greater demand for female "escorts" than for male.
« Last Edit: 02/10/2011 18:33:34 by RD »
 

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