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Eric Blumensaadt
(Danepacker) - MLife

Locale: Mojave Desert
Annoying links in our text on 03/21/2011 23:49:24 MDT Print View

BPL, Puleeeezzze get rid of those highlighted links you insert in the text of our posts. VERY annoying just to see them after having clicked on a few out of curiosity.

Aaaarrrrrggghhh! (And that's the mildest expression I can post.)


UPDATE: I followed Randy's advice & found it was a program & I uninstalled it. How it got in in the first place is a mystery.
I expected backpacking advice here but computer advice? Glad we have some folks here far more computer savvy than me. Thanks all for your concern.

Edited by Danepacker on 03/23/2011 13:16:25 MDT.

Ben 2 World
(ben2world) - MLife

Locale: So Cal
Re: Annoying links in our text on 03/21/2011 23:54:50 MDT Print View

Eric:

Don't really understand. Can you point to an example?

Bob Gross
(--B.G.--) - F

Locale: Silicon Valley
Re: Annoying links in our text on 03/22/2011 00:01:29 MDT Print View

The comment may have been intended for the Forum Admin section.

--B.G.--

Roger Caffin
(rcaffin) - BPL Staff - MLife

Locale: Wollemi & Kosciusko NPs, Europe
Re: Annoying links in our text on 03/22/2011 02:51:02 MDT Print View

Huh???
Example needed.

cheers

Ken Thompson
(kthompson) - MLife

Locale: Behind the Redwood Curtain
Re: Annoying links in our text on 03/22/2011 06:27:12 MDT Print View

Get over it and don't click on them. Easy.

Just like not reading some peoples posts.

I have found some of those links useful.

Travis Leanna
(T.L.) - MLife

Locale: Wisconsin
Re: Re: Annoying links in our text on 03/22/2011 08:33:15 MDT Print View

I'm a bit confused myself.

Ben 2 World
(ben2world) - MLife

Locale: So Cal
Re: Annoying links in our text on 03/22/2011 11:27:30 MDT Print View

I don't see any links embedded in user texts. Maybe get a new browser (or browser extension)??

Lyan Jordan
(redmonk)

Locale: Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem
Annoying links in our text on 03/22/2011 13:15:57 MDT Print View

???

I have no idea what annoying links are being inserted. Can anyone who can see them have an example ?

Edited by redmonk on 03/22/2011 13:16:54 MDT.

tim hower
(jeepcachr) - F

Locale: Great Lakes
virus? on 03/22/2011 13:26:32 MDT Print View

Could the OP possibly have a virus or malware installed on his system doing this?

Eric B can you take a screenshot of what it is that is irritating you?

Roger Caffin
(rcaffin) - BPL Staff - MLife

Locale: Wollemi & Kosciusko NPs, Europe
Re: virus? on 03/22/2011 17:11:16 MDT Print View

> Could the OP possibly have a virus or malware installed on his system doing this?
Very possible!

cheers

Sam Haraldson
(sharalds) - MLife

Locale: Gallatin Range
Annoying links in our text on 03/22/2011 17:16:43 MDT Print View

Please post a screen shot of this. I am not aware of what links you are speaking of.

Pepe LP
(PepeLp) - F

Locale: New Mexico
Links on 03/22/2011 21:53:37 MDT Print View

Do the links tell you to do anything? Are you hearing voices too? Just kidding. :)

Eric Blumensaadt
(Danepacker) - MLife

Locale: Mojave Desert
"THE LINKS" on 03/22/2011 23:00:11 MDT Print View

You guys are just jealous because you don't see the links ( and because the voices only talk to me... :)

Seriously, ONLY on this site do I get blue highlighted words in my posts and all other posts that, when you click on them lesd you to a LIST of sites.

EX. the word "at" is highlighted in blue (and underlined with dots) and when I click on it I get "AT&T" and other items beginning with "at".

Is this some strange thing on my computer only? Why is it only on BPL posts??
BTW, The links page says "Surf Canyon". Is this some virus or malware on my comnputer?


(Yeah, I know,even paranoids have enemies.)

Edited by Danepacker on 03/22/2011 23:04:46 MDT.

Ben 2 World
(ben2world) - MLife

Locale: So Cal
Re: "THE LINKS" on 03/22/2011 23:03:11 MDT Print View

Eric:

That is odd. Definitely sounds like a malware on your computer! I would give it a check if I were you. Who knows what else it is doing??

Nick Gatel
(ngatel) - MLife

Locale: Southern California
Re: Re: "THE LINKS" on 03/22/2011 23:08:09 MDT Print View

Eric,

We thought YOU had a virus. But it is apparent your COMPUTER is infected with Malware or similar. Do an Internet search for Adaware and Spybot. They are free. Download and run them. The links will probably go away. But maybe not the voices :)

Travis Leanna
(T.L.) - MLife

Locale: Wisconsin
Re: Re: Re: "THE LINKS" on 03/22/2011 23:30:00 MDT Print View

Wait...what's wrong with hearing voices?

Nick Gatel
(ngatel) - MLife

Locale: Southern California
Re: Re: Re: Re: "THE LINKS" on 03/22/2011 23:35:08 MDT Print View

Wait...what's wrong with hearing voices?



Nothing. But Adaware and Spybot will not eliminate them.

Eric Blumensaadt
(Danepacker) - MLife

Locale: Mojave Desert
OK on 03/23/2011 00:38:47 MDT Print View

I'll get a more computer knowledgeable person to get the best anti-spyware on it tomorrow.
I don't understand why my McAfee anti-virus doesn't have something like Adaware on it. My previous Norton Utilities had it.

Sorry for jumping the gun and blaming BPL for this. That just shows that I'm only semi-literate with computers. Ya gotta remember, when I was in college in the '60s computers were only owned by large businesses and had key-punched cards. I didn't grow up with a laptop.

Bob Gross
(--B.G.--) - F

Locale: Silicon Valley
Re: OK on 03/23/2011 00:49:03 MDT Print View

"Ya gotta remember, when I was in college in the '60s computers were only owned by large businesses and had key-punched cards."

I have a large stack of keypunch cards right here.

I agree with the others. It smells like some kind of malware, virus, browser corruption, etc. It shouldn't be impossible to clean out.

Sometimes crap like that sneaks into your computer before McAfee can do anything about it.

--B.G.--

Scott Truong
(elf773)

Locale: Vancouver, BC
RE: Get a Mac. on 03/23/2011 00:52:49 MDT Print View

... haha.. just kidding. Don't flame me.

Seriously, I love my Macbook. I really really disliked computers when I had used Windows. Not sure if they've improved over the last couple of years, but my Windows based systems always invariably slowed down after 6 months of use for some reason.

Now, knock on wood, no antivirus programs, no defraging, no sluggishness despite filling my hard-drive with all kinds of torrent files.

And if you ever have a mac related question, seems all one has to do is google. There seems to be a lot less commercial related info. to sift through to get an answer vs Windows... smaller community perhaps?

Edited by elf773 on 03/23/2011 00:54:35 MDT.