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Highlighted words in posts take you to advertisements??!!!

Started 1333991168.01 in Beauty Banter | Last reply 1334096249.973 by Lannie

Is it just my computer or does anyone else see this??? Words from "eyecream, skin care to credit card" will take me to an advertisement when I click on the highlighted word in the post and I know the posters aren't putting it in there - wierd. Can I turn it off? What is happenening?????!!!

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Schnapside­en1333991555.761337 PostsRegistered 5/19/2006

You need to run a good anti-spam program

Lannie1333992073.8371985 PostsRegistered 10/6/2004

I do have Norton AntiVirus - but I noticed these words all said powered by "Text Enhance", so I put a search in Google as to how to get rid of it, and I followed instructions and it is gone now. But thanks for your comment!

This is really irritating that advertisers can take over your computer in these ways {#emotions_dlg.angry}

i like cel­ery1333992680.7235259 PostsRegistered 6/23/2010

I don't think it's the advertisers. Sounds like your PC has a virus or malware of some kind. Also, although the issue seems to have been resolved from your "fix," it may only be temporary. A lot of times the "do it yourself fixes" only remove some of the malware, and will return even worse next time. Hope not, but just a heads up. You might need to have a Techie remove the malware.


Life is beauty full.



Lannie1334000883.181985 PostsRegistered 10/6/2004

I did also run an anti-malware program, but if I have any more issues with this, I do know a techie to contact - thanks for the heads up.

I'm thinking these companies have to know and join/pay for this advertising from Text Enhance.

Johnzwife1334000968.48863 PostsRegistered 3/8/2012

mine does this as well. Where did you find the site to get rid of it?

It's me Katz1

Lowry831334001020.7033395 PostsRegistered 8/15/2008

I haven't found links like the Original Poster describes. The only links I've seen are clearly marked, appear to be intentionally placed by the poster, and I expect them to take me to other places on the web. {#emotions_dlg.unsure}

Johnzwife1334001674.123863 PostsRegistered 3/8/2012

I just looked and I don't have Text enhance or Betterlinks or another I read about. I don't know what is allowing this on my computer.

It's me Katz1

baginista1334002098.88642 PostsRegistered 3/8/2009

It is a plugin. You must have installed it yourself when you updated or added software or clicked to add an extension in order to view a website recently.

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i like cel­ery1334009109.115259 PostsRegistered 6/23/2010
On 4/9/2012 Lowry83 said:

I haven't found links like the Original Poster describes. The only links I've seen are clearly marked, appear to be intentionally placed by the poster, and I expect them to take me to other places on the web. {#emotions_dlg.unsure}

I think you would only see what the OP has described if your PC had a virus/malware (or had installed a plug-in as the another person mentioned). So you're all good. :-)


Life is beauty full.



Lannie1334012343.551985 PostsRegistered 10/6/2004

Johnzwife - I'm not sure what would be causing yours.

My was definitely Text Enhance, it said that when I hovered over the highlighted word with my mouse. I put a search in Goggle how to turn off Text Enhance and have gotten rid of it so far.

These are random words, not deliberate posts to a website, and take you to advertisements.

smhr1334066366.963822 PostsRegistered 1/16/2012laid back and mellow town USA

I'm not sure if you are describing a malware problem or not. I do know this, just recently there was a poster "shilling" their website here. They were excited over some skincare cream or something and provided a link to this skincare in their thread. I looked on makeupalley and same poster had two membership names ( beginning with big "S" and little "s" ) on there. They seem to make their rounds on beauty boards.

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Lannie1334096249.9471985 PostsRegistered 10/6/2004
On 4/10/2012 smhr said:

I'm not sure if you are describing a malware problem or not. I do know this, just recently there was a poster "shilling" their website here. They were excited over some skincare cream or something and provided a link to this skincare in their thread. I looked on makeupalley and same poster had two membership names ( beginning with big "S" and little "s" ) on there. They seem to make their rounds on beauty boards.

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Thanks for the warning - I think I know who you are speaking of, gets kind of obvious sometimes, but this issue was on lots of differents posters posts randomly, so I think it was my computer. Hope what I did works. Actually did get two viruses (at the same time) a few years ago and never want to go through that again {#emotions_dlg.scared}!!!

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