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....
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.
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.
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.
I guess my problems have gone away as of now!
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.
I've had something similar before, you definitely need some anti malware on there to fix that.
by psycheskinner 4 years ago
I just got a spontaneous redirectfrom:http://hubpages.com/forum/topic/120668to:www dot celebritybeautymag dot com-html.pw/exclusive/index.html?t202id=8617&t202kw=It may be my own malware issue but I am posting it just in case.
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by Bruce Feierabend 5 years ago
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