AxiomOfChoice
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April 2nd, 2014 at 5:46:19 PM permalink
Quote: beachbumbabs

Both Chrome and IE are doing it. I went back thru Chrome, reset everything, restarted it. Still happening. Ran Norton virus scan; it took off 64 cookies, but still getting hyperlinks after restart.



This is not going to be a cookie. It's most likely a browser add-on (it's filtering the page before it's displayed on your screen). A cookie is just a bit of text that your computer will send back to the site that sent it to you in the first place.

I'm not sure how much you know what you're doing, but if you could check to see what browser add-ons are installed, that might help. Chrome might be easier to deal with than IE, at least to start.
rdw4potus
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April 2nd, 2014 at 5:47:47 PM permalink
AdAware is still decent. it's prettier and slower than it once was, but it'll get the job done.
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TerribleTom
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April 2nd, 2014 at 5:56:36 PM permalink
Check your control panel for newly installed programs. Uninstall any from the last few days that you don't recognize.

That sort of not-quite virus can be tough to get rid of.
beachbumbabs
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April 2nd, 2014 at 6:01:44 PM permalink
Quote: AxiomOfChoice

This is not going to be a cookie. It's most likely a browser add-on (it's filtering the page before it's displayed on your screen). A cookie is just a bit of text that your computer will send back to the site that sent it to you in the first place.

I'm not sure how much you know what you're doing, but if you could check to see what browser add-ons are installed, that might help. Chrome might be easier to deal with than IE, at least to start.



Yeah, I checked all my add-ons and extensions, and none of them have changed. FWIW, I found IE easier to look at those settings than Chrome, but I'm also more used to cleaning those up. Thanks. I would say I know just enough to be dangerous...lol. I think my next move is to see what domains are marked as "safe" in my pop-up blocker...as soon as I kill the one that just jumped in as I typed this. ugh.
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sodawater
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April 2nd, 2014 at 6:03:54 PM permalink
BBB -- download and run this -- http://sourceforge.net/projects/hjt/
Wizard
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April 2nd, 2014 at 6:10:41 PM permalink
This happened to me before, as well as to my son. Here is what I think I did to remove the problem:

1. Go to tools in Chrome.
2. Go to extensions.
3. There will an extension for whatever malware (if that is the right term) for what is doing this. Just unclick "enable." I don't remember the name of it, but it should be obvious.

Let me know if that doesn't work. With my son's computer I think he had a secondary problem as well, which was solved by uninstalling something, whose name I don't recall.
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endermike
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April 2nd, 2014 at 6:20:21 PM permalink
A bit of levity. 0:40-1:1:12 for the joke.
Zcore13
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April 2nd, 2014 at 6:28:06 PM permalink
I've used AdAware Free for years and years. Does a great job. You don't need the Virus protection version if you have a virus program already. Just the basic AdAware Free version.


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djatc
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April 2nd, 2014 at 6:47:59 PM permalink
babs what type of material were you looking at? This used to happen to me when I would go on un-Christian sites at 3 in the morning when my mom went to sleep :)
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beachbumbabs
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April 2nd, 2014 at 6:55:30 PM permalink
Well, if you-all would post nice, interesting pictures of yourself, I wouldn't have to go looking, would I? (JOKE)

Thanks, all, especially to my PM friend who sent me a link that may have killed it; checking now.

Yup. Dead bugs. YAY! Cost me only about 90 minutes of fussing. Thanks!
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