RESOLVED: Malware on suer computer injecting links into content

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  1. aravindb1982 profile image77
    aravindb1982posted 6 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 image70
      Matthew Meyerposted 6 years agoin 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.

      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 image77
        aravindb1982posted 6 years agoin 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.


      2. aravindb1982 profile image77
        aravindb1982posted 6 years agoin reply to this

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

        Am happy.....  smile

  2. Paul Maplesden profile image73
    Paul Maplesdenposted 6 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 image77
      aravindb1982posted 6 years agoin reply to this

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

    2. Simone Smith profile image95
      Simone Smithposted 6 years agoin reply to this

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

  3. alanrammel profile image70
    alanrammelposted 6 years ago

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


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