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Andy is off-line
27 July 2013 03:19
photostore
Photographer
photostore
Location
United Kingdom
Fife
fife based, but Scotland wide

I'm pretty sure this will get locked down, but am i the only one who finds the green graffiti everywhere on the site nothing but annoting and an interference to my enjoyment of the site ?
I prefer "add free " browsing as do most i assume who won;t accept it on their sites or like me visit other sites in preference to it !
Biggest bug bear since i joined years ago 

UPDATE ~ This is not a Purestorm issue and relates to the user's computer settings.

lets get shootin


Andy is off-line
27 July 2013 03:34
photostore
Photographer
photostore
Location
United Kingdom
Fife
fife based, but Scotland wide

Apologies, it seems i'm infected ! with something as it is happening elsewhere too !
Any ideas anyone ? Random words now green and clickable to "search local businesses" when i hover over the word
lets get shootin


Andy_B is off-lineSilver Member
27 July 2013 04:08
Andy_B
Photographer
Andy_B
Location
United Kingdom
London
London

Are you using Chrome? Have you turned on some sort of 'please turn my web experience into a nightmare of advertisement' option?

Try a different browser. Check your settings.

(I'm not seeing any of this)


Pentti Pohjonen is off-lineSilver Member
27 July 2013 04:13
PHP_Photography
Photographer
PHP_Photography
Location
Europe
Finland
VAASA

Did you install something new to your computer ? Unfortunately many software packages include extras that get installed unless you do a "Custom" install and uncheck those extras.


Gary Newton is off-line
27 July 2013 04:24
oceanova
Photographer
oceanova
Location
United Kingdom
Essex


Sounds like a toolbar has sneaked onto your system. I had all that crap when the Ask toolbar sneaked into mine then I went to remove it and found i had two others i didn't even know about.


White Python is off-line
27 July 2013 04:47
WhitePython
Photographer
WhitePython
Location
United Kingdom
South Yorkshire
Barnsley

Use Malwarebytes anti-malware program first off. It should identify any additional browser "options" that you may have inadvertantly downloaded and installed.

Once that's done, you may have to search t'interwebs for a specific removal tool for the issues you have...some of these things are so invasive they are very difficult to remove.

And thirdly, as has already been mentioned, always do a "custom" install of any new software which could give you the option to uncheck parts of the installation. It may be that you actually just install everything anyway, but many a virus/ad-ware/mal-ware has got onto a system due to "typical" installs.

Oh yes, and I also find Lavasoft Adaware to be pretty good at finding this sort of stuff, but you may still need a custom program to remove some problems.

HTH


Andy is off-line
27 July 2013 05:06
photostore
Photographer
photostore
Location
United Kingdom
Fife
fife based, but Scotland wide

Thanks Guys, found it !
Loads of unwanted toolbars in the extensions area of the settings in chrome
lets get shootin


02 August 2013 14:33
Violet_Ecstasy
Model


Quote from WhitePython
Use Malwarebytes anti-malware program first off. It should identify any additional browser "options" that you may have inadvertantly downloaded and installed. Once that's done, you may have to search t'interwebs for a specific removal tool for the issues you have...some of these things are so invasive they are very difficult to remove. And thirdly, as has already been mentioned, always do a "custom" install of any new software which could give you the option to uncheck parts of the installation. It may be that you actually just install everything anyway, but many a virus/ad-ware/mal-ware has got onto a system due to "typical" installs. Oh yes, and I also find Lavasoft Adaware to be pretty good at finding this sort of stuff, but you may still need a custom program to remove some problems. HTH



+1 to malwarebytes 


02 August 2013 17:06
twentytwenty
Photographer


ADBLOCK works for me with chrome



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