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RESOLVED: Malware on suer computer injecting links into content

  1. aravindb1982 profile image91
    aravindb1982posted 3 years ago

    This was shocking when I discovered it today. Whenever I click on anything from my account that is hyperlinked text - examples would be the "Add capsule" or attempt to open my hub from the "My Account" section via the mouse's center click (to open in a new tab - a new window pops up!

    And this carries spammy adverts! It happened thrice to me today already....

    1. Matthew Meyer profile image78
      Matthew Meyerposted 3 years ago in reply to this

      As Paul Maplesden pointed out, this is likely related to malware that is injecting links into your browser content.
      It could be a browser extension or other software on your computer.
      If you go here in Chrome, you can see the extensions you have installed.
      chrome://extensions/

      You may want to start by disabling all the extensions and then can enable them as you eliminate them as problematic.

      Also, if it is a Chrome extension, then a different browser likely will not show the problem, so try Firefox.

      1. aravindb1982 profile image91
        aravindb1982posted 3 years ago in reply to this

        Yes! I did visit the Chrome extensions and found 2 extensions installed by "third party" which I do not remember. Thank you for helping me out in this.

        I also did what Paul Maplesden told. Shall evaluate my experience today and let you know if there is any problem.

        Thanks...

      2. aravindb1982 profile image91
        aravindb1982posted 3 years ago in reply to this

        I guess my problems have gone away as of now! smile


        Am happy.....  smile

  2. Paul Maplesden profile image88
    Paul Maplesdenposted 3 years ago

    It sounds like you could have malware installed on your computer, I would recommend downloading a good antivirus / antispyware program (Malwarebytes is very good) and running it.

    1. aravindb1982 profile image91
      aravindb1982posted 3 years ago in reply to this

      Thank you for that suggestion. I will try that. smile

    2. Simone Smith profile image92
      Simone Smithposted 3 years ago in reply to this

      Thanks for that suggestion, Paul! Yeah... our "Add capsule" buttons are certainly not designed to do that.... @___@

  3. alanrammel profile image80
    alanrammelposted 3 years ago via iphone

    I've had something similar before, you definitely need some anti malware on there to fix that.

 
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