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Links to outside web sites

Hi forgive me if this addressed elsewhere, I couldn't find anything on it.
I have discovered throughout my Forum and News posts indinvidual words that have been linked to outside web sites, on mouseover a square box comes up with advertising, click on the box to go to that web site.
eg.-on this page  http://www.downunderhub.com/pg/help there are 2 words, "reward" and "account"
Any help would appreciated, I don't like this at all
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I don't see any unexpected linking, so it might just be your computer that's infected.

Try other websites and see if you have the same problem.

Do you have a Samsung Galaxy S / Galaxy S II ? If so, why not check out my ScreenFree FM Radio .
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Thank you temp1024
You must be right, it has just happened on your reply "your computer" has come up with a link
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Concur temp's findings. I've experienced something similar in recent weeks. I 'believe' I've fixed the issue, but I'm darned if I can remember what I did.

Browser: Chrome

Sorry for being so unhelpful, but I thought I'd mention it to save what's left of your sanity during this festive season …!!

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Thanks Fletch, it has obviously come from some big advertising company, one of the links that keeps popping up is Quibids, and I won't say what I think of them.
I am just going through deleting off everything I can to get back to basics, I have done extra scans for rootkits, adware and everything else I can think of.
I think I might have fixed it, if not, once I have paid my electricity bill (we have most expensive in world) I will upgrade to 8

P.S. MERRY CHRISTMAS TO ALL
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downunder said

… I am just going through deleting off everything I can to get back to basics, I have done extra scans for rootkits, adware and everything else I can think of …
ROTFLMAO!

Don't forget one of those nasty little BHO's that come disguised as the most helpful thing since sliced bread, and are generally well hidden even though there is an on/off switch on the toolbar. But try removing the little sods …! You know what I mean.

Good luck, and MERRY CHRISTMAS in return.

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View my working ocPortal site (version 9.x.x) at Anglo-Indian Portal
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Thanks Fletch,
Yep I went to my tools/add ons in Firefox and there was one there that must have been installed with another program, sneaky beggers, anyway problem seems to be fixed
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Take my advice. I'm not using it!

View my working ocPortal site (version 9.x.x) at Anglo-Indian Portal
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