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B.M.
07-02-2014, 08:47 AM
All of a sudden and out of the blue Iím getting words in green and double underlined in text from various sources including this site.

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Question is, how do I stop it?

:thanks

Slankydudl
07-02-2014, 09:13 AM
Im reasonably sure thats a form of adware... When you mouse over this text does it popup with an ad?

Nick G
07-02-2014, 10:33 AM
I'd disable all extensions and then re enable them one by one, it could be one of them which is doing it.

B.M.
07-02-2014, 10:37 AM
Im reasonably sure thats a form of adware... When you mouse over this text does it popup with an ad?

Sure does.

I'm using Firefox with the Adblock add-on but it seems to get past.

pcuser42
07-02-2014, 10:37 AM
Are you using Chrome by any chance (http://www.pcworld.com/article/2089580/spammers-buy-chrome-extensions-and-turn-them-into-adware.html)?

EDIT: Is the same thing happening with Firefox? :eek:

B.M.
07-02-2014, 11:53 AM
Are you using Chrome by any chance (http://www.pcworld.com/article/2089580/spammers-buy-chrome-extensions-and-turn-them-into-adware.html)?

EDIT: Is the same thing happening with Firefox? :eek:

No not using Chrome, Firefox ver. 27.

Agent_24
07-02-2014, 12:35 PM
It's very likely to be some kind of adware of rogue browser extension.

Some websites do have that kind of crap built in as a form of advertising but as far as I know this forum doesn't.

B.M.
07-02-2014, 12:56 PM
It's very likely to be some kind of adware of rogue browser extension.

Some websites do have that kind of crap built in as a form of advertising but as far as I know this forum doesn't.

Copping it on NZ Herald & Stuff as well as here.

B.M.
08-02-2014, 08:56 AM
Problem solved. :clap

It seems the computer had gone on some ďdog breeding programmeĒ because MalwareBytes found some PUPís which it removed and normal transmission has now resumed.

Quite what breed of PUPís they were remains a mystery, but all is well for the moment anyway. :thumbs:

Slankydudl
08-02-2014, 09:46 AM
Good to hear. Although i believe PUP stands for Potentially. Unwanted. Hardware :P

Lawrence
08-02-2014, 10:03 AM
Pays to be careful deleting "PUP's"(Potentially Unwanted Programs) in Malewarebytes as some may be needed for particular software but most are bad or not wanted and pays to review each entry

Malewarebytes can be very aggressive :thumbs: which in most cases is good

B.M.
08-02-2014, 11:21 AM
Well these PUPís have gone, kennel and all, unless of course Iím barking up the wrong tree. :rolleyes:

Agent_24
08-02-2014, 01:01 PM
Pays to be careful deleting "PUP's"(Potentially Unwanted Programs) in Malewarebytes as some may be needed for particular software

In general, software which requires you to install PUPs or other crapware is not worth bothering your time with.