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    Wrinkly Member! B.M.'s Avatar
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    getting words on pages of different colours and double underlined?

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    Global Warming is Mann made.

    Do not regret growing older. It is a privilege denied to many.
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    The problems we face today are because the people who work for a living are now outnumbered by those who vote for a living.

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    Default Re: Why, all of a sudden am I...........

    My guess is you've installed something intentionally or not that is adding hyper-links to web pages. Check your browser add-ons or scan for malware. Are these coloured underlined words clickable?
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    Quote Originally Posted by dugimodo View Post
    My guess is you've installed something intentionally or not that is adding hyper-links to web pages. Check your browser add-ons or scan for malware. Are these coloured underlined words clickable?
    I agree but Malware Bytes - Super AntiSpyware - and a clean-up with CCleaner hasn't resolved the matter.

    And yes, the Blue underlined words take you to a variety of Adds.

    Grrrrrrrrrr!

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    Global Warming is Mann made.

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    Default Re: Why, all of a sudden am I...........

    Oh you'll love this.

    If I click on RAM in your footer you try and sell me a Ryan Shed.

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    Global Warming is Mann made.

    Do not regret growing older. It is a privilege denied to many.
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    The problems we face today are because the people who work for a living are now outnumbered by those who vote for a living.

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    Default Re: Why, all of a sudden am I...........

    looks like you still have malware or an add-on someplace , have a read of teh complete posts http://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/w...8-4a5d1dbefc11 <<- That IS a Link - 1st page anyway.

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    Well the plot thickens.

    Ok, I followed that link you provided Wainui and a few others but no luck. One chap did however recommend SpyBot to fix it, so off I went down memory lane and installed a brand new version, but no luck there. So now we have Malware Bytes, Super Antispyware, and Spybot that canít find anything.

    Soooo, I had a bright idea and thought Iíd open IE11 (that hasnít been used for years) and bugger me itís worse than Firefox. My intention was to uninstall firefox and then reinstall it.

    And now ďmystartsearchĒ has hijacked both browser search engines.

    Hmmmm, thereís a point, I havenít given Hijackthis a look yet, so Iíll post this and see what it says.

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    Global Warming is Mann made.

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    Default Re: Why, all of a sudden am I...........

    Quote Originally Posted by B.M. View Post

    Hmmmm, thereís a point, I havenít given Hijackthis a look yet, so Iíll post this and see what it says.

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    Just what I was going to suggest.
    And the screamingly obvious - toolbars in the browser, dumb things listed in Add/Remove Program list
    wipe your paws.

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    Browser Hijacks - There will be add ons.

    try running download/adwcleaner/ as well as http://www.surfright.nl/en/hitmanpro/

    Theres a few doing the rounds that will put add-on in all installed browsers.

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    For more info http://malwaretips.com/blogs/mystartsearch-removal/

    You want this BM when you are finished http://unchecky.com/, Find unchecky pretty good

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    Ok, well Hijackthis came up with two nasty’s, not recognised by the other programmes, so I dealt to them, restarted the computer and logged onto here and was just congratulating myself on fixing the problem when the whole thing turned to custard again.

    This is a determined sod but reading up on it, using my laptop, it seems that a programme mystartsearch hijacks your browser and directs things to mystartsearch.com where all the adds are held.

    So, you don’t actually have a zillion adds loaded onto your computer, you just get bombarded with them from mystartsearch.com

    Further, it seems this hijack programme is cleverly hidden and missed by most scanning software.

    Anyway, I’ll struggle on manfully and keep you up to date with progress, but a Silver Bullet would be nice, and a lead on for the pricks that think they are smart.

    I'll follow up on that Wainui & Lawrence.
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    Global Warming is Mann made.

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    The problems we face today are because the people who work for a living are now outnumbered by those who vote for a living.

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