Anyone else getting text advertising on this site?

Discussion in 'HomesteadingToday Announcements & Support' started by JohnP, Feb 5, 2013.

  1. JohnP

    JohnP Well-Known Member

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    I'm logged in and getting some words in people's posts that are text advertising links. Do I have a bug or is this something new here on HT? I don't see banners anymore so I'm guessing it's a change in ad format.
     
  2. used2bcool13

    used2bcool13 Piney Girl Supporter

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    Yes I am too, if we can eliminate that let us know, thanks.
     

  3. Keith

    Keith Administrator Supporter

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    Can you post a screen shot please or point me to what post is doing it.
     
  4. wogglebug

    wogglebug Well-Known Member Supporter

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    I've heard this mentioned on other sites, and it isn't the site that's doing it. It is being done at the user system end of the connection, not at site central. It's add-ons to your browser. They get paid for doing this to you. If you've updated your browser, or any of the add-ons to it, go through one product at a time, un-installing them, until the bad things go away. The last thing you un-installed was the thing doing evil unto you.
     
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  5. JohnP

    JohnP Well-Known Member

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    I figured it out. In my case it was adware/malware called coupon companion. It's looking like I got it with a small freeware program I downloaded from (download cnet). Used to be a trustworthy place to download from and still hosts a lot of downloads for the big names but I guess you have to watch the small stuff.

    It does also attach to add ons as wooglebug said but wasn't the case for me.

    I finally ended up doing a restore on my laptop. I'd been wanting to do it anyway. I bought it used and it was a bit slow so it needed to be cleaned up. There's some guys on Malwarebytes that can walk you through fixing it. FYI
     
  6. Shygal

    Shygal Unreality star Supporter

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    Im getting it too
     
  7. ksfarmer

    ksfarmer Retired farmer-rancher

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    Me too. And I'm too computer illiterate to know what to do about it. It's very annoying. I don't think it's limited to HT though.