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Inline ads?: you probably have adware/malware on your computer

  1. LuisEGonzalez profile image80
    LuisEGonzalezposted 2 years ago

    I have noticed links within the text in many forums, on many of my own hubs as well as those of others, and pop up adds / surveys. The links include the names of many authors and staff.

    Is this something new? I know I did not place any links within the text in any of my hubs in the last year.

    1. Matthew Meyer profile image78
      Matthew Meyerposted 2 years ago in reply to this

      This sounds like malware or adware on your computer.

      What are the specific forums to which you are referring?
      I can take a look to confirm.

      1. LuisEGonzalez profile image80
        LuisEGonzalezposted 2 years ago in reply to this

        You are probably right about being malware. As a matter of fact as soon as I opened this forum to reply I got an add just by hovering over your name as well as the words 'hubs" and "last" year.

        There is also a pop up that shows at the bottom of the page that reads " Adds by Coupon Downloader"

        Any suggestions?

        1. Matthew Meyer profile image78
          Matthew Meyerposted 2 years ago in reply to this

          I would uninstall "Coupon Downloader" to start off.
          Then uninstall any other software or browser extensions that you do not explicitly use or that are unfamiliar to you. It might be a good idea to disable all of them and enable them one by one.

          Then run a malware or adware scan.

          Reboot.

          1. LuisEGonzalez profile image80
            LuisEGonzalezposted 2 years ago in reply to this

            Sure enough Coupon Downloader was "installed" and removed. This seems to have taken care of the issue. Thanks Mr. Meyer.

    2. The Examiner-1 profile image84
      The Examiner-1posted 2 years ago in reply to this

      Does anyone else see this?

      1. Matthew Meyer profile image78
        Matthew Meyerposted 2 years ago in reply to this

        No, this was an issue only with LuisEGonzalez's computer.

        1. The Examiner-1 profile image84
          The Examiner-1posted 2 years ago in reply to this

          Oh, okay.

 
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