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victorialeigh3
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PostPosted: Tue Aug 22, 2006 6:21 pm    Post subject: underlined words on the web
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when i go onto different websites some words are in blue and underlined. I
can actually click on them and usually an ad will pop up.

It happens on every site I go to and they are random words...

can anyone help?
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John Nice
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PostPosted: Wed Aug 23, 2006 2:28 am    Post subject: Re: underlined words on the web [Login to view extended thread Info.]
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"victorialeigh3" wrote in message

> when i go onto different websites some words are in blue and underlined.
> I
> can actually click on them and usually an ad will pop up.
>
> It happens on every site I go to and they are random words...
>
> can anyone help?

They're called links, and they're the very essence of the web, in that they
refer you to other Web locations directly. If they all lead to pop-up ads
you must be reading some funny sites.

John
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victorialeigh3
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PostPosted: Wed Aug 23, 2006 2:28 am    Post subject: Re: underlined words on the web [Login to view extended thread Info.]
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I know what a link is!

for example on this page (microsoft help page) It explains what my display
name is. the word display is in blue and underlined 2 times. when i roll my
mouse over it a pop up appears and it reads RX related content. When I click
on it it brings me to a search engine: RX web search.

I am very familiar with computers...this is something new.

"John Nice" wrote:

>
> "victorialeigh3" wrote in message
>
> > when i go onto different websites some words are in blue and underlined.
> > I
> > can actually click on them and usually an ad will pop up.
> >
> > It happens on every site I go to and they are random words...
> >
> > can anyone help?
>
> They're called links, and they're the very essence of the web, in that they
> refer you to other Web locations directly. If they all lead to pop-up ads
> you must be reading some funny sites.
>
> John
>
>
>
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Ronnie Vernon MVP
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PostPosted: Wed Aug 23, 2006 2:28 am    Post subject: Re: underlined words on the web [Login to view extended thread Info.]
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Give us a URL where we can see the behavior. This could be what I have seen on some websites where they have different words configured as pop-up links to site advertisers. It could also be that your system is infected with some type of malware that is causing this behavior.

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Ronnie Vernon
Microsoft MVP
Windows Shell/User


"victorialeigh3" wrote in message
>I know what a link is!
>
> for example on this page (microsoft help page) It explains what my display
> name is. the word display is in blue and underlined 2 times. when i roll my
> mouse over it a pop up appears and it reads RX related content. When I click
> on it it brings me to a search engine: RX web search.
>
> I am very familiar with computers...this is something new.
>
> "John Nice" wrote:
>
>>
>> "victorialeigh3" wrote in message
>>
>> > when i go onto different websites some words are in blue and underlined.
>> > I
>> > can actually click on them and usually an ad will pop up.
>> >
>> > It happens on every site I go to and they are random words...
>> >
>> > can anyone help?
>>
>> They're called links, and they're the very essence of the web, in that they
>> refer you to other Web locations directly. If they all lead to pop-up ads
>> you must be reading some funny sites.
>>
>> John
>>
>>
>>
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victorialeigh3
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Since: Aug 22, 2006
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PostPosted: Wed Aug 23, 2006 2:28 am    Post subject: Re: underlined words on the web [Login to view extended thread Info.]
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ok try

www.patriots.com

at the very bottem of the page there is a disclaimer stating this is the
only official website of the New England Patriots....... the word website is
in red and underlined 2X...reading further along..... distribution r
transmitting of any part or parts.... the word transmission is underlined 2x
and in red.

Also try photobucket.com: on the lower left side there is a brief
description of what photobucket is. Some of those words are in blue with the
double underline as well.



"Ronnie Vernon MVP" wrote:

> Give us a URL where we can see the behavior. This could be what I have seen on some websites where they have different words configured as pop-up links to site advertisers. It could also be that your system is infected with some type of malware that is causing this behavior.
>
> --
>
> Ronnie Vernon
> Microsoft MVP
> Windows Shell/User
>
>
> "victorialeigh3" wrote in message
> >I know what a link is!
> >
> > for example on this page (microsoft help page) It explains what my display
> > name is. the word display is in blue and underlined 2 times. when i roll my
> > mouse over it a pop up appears and it reads RX related content. When I click
> > on it it brings me to a search engine: RX web search.
> >
> > I am very familiar with computers...this is something new.
> >
> > "John Nice" wrote:
> >
> >>
> >> "victorialeigh3" wrote in message
> >>
> >> > when i go onto different websites some words are in blue and underlined.
> >> > I
> >> > can actually click on them and usually an ad will pop up.
> >> >
> >> > It happens on every site I go to and they are random words...
> >> >
> >> > can anyone help?
> >>
> >> They're called links, and they're the very essence of the web, in that they
> >> refer you to other Web locations directly. If they all lead to pop-up ads
> >> you must be reading some funny sites.
> >>
> >> John
> >>
> >>
> >>
>
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Wesley Vogel
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PostPosted: Wed Aug 23, 2006 2:28 am    Post subject: Re: underlined words on the web [Login to view extended thread Info.]
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@ www.patriots.com

I see nothing in RED and nothing is underlined twice, only underlined once.

There are three links at the bottom.

This website is the only official website of the New England Patriots and is
Copyright New England Patriots (the "Club"). Commercial reproduction,
distribution or transmission of any part or parts of this website or any
information contained therein by any means whatsoever without the prior
written permission of the Club is not permitted. For the full terms of use
of this website please click here.

This the link for click here
http://www.patriots.com/terms/

To send your feedback please click here.

This the link for click here
http://www.patriots.com/feedback/

Patriots.com developed in partnership with Internet Commerce Company.

this is the link for Internet Commerce Company
http://www.iccllc.com/


UPDATE your antivirus software and run a full system scan.

UPDATE whatever anti-spyware applications that you have and run a full
system scan with each one.

You might want to start in Safe Mode to run your antivirus and anti-spyware
software.

Running a full system antivirus scan or anti-spyware scan in Safe Mode can
be a good idea. Some viruses and other malware like to conceal themselves
in areas Windows protects while using them. Safe mode will prevent those
applications access and therefore unprotect the viruses or other malware
allowing for easier removal.

How to start Windows in Safe Mode Windows XP
http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/index.php?showtutorial=61#winxo

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Hope this helps. Let us know.

Wes
MS-MVP Windows Shell/User

In news:9BD1AC2D-B7BA-42C4-B700-6B09A71B9722@microsoft.com,
victorialeigh3 hunted and pecked:
> ok try
>
> www.patriots.com
>
> at the very bottem of the page there is a disclaimer stating this is the
> only official website of the New England Patriots....... the word
> website is in red and underlined 2X...reading further along.....
> distribution r transmitting of any part or parts.... the word
> transmission is underlined 2x and in red.
>
> Also try photobucket.com: on the lower left side there is a brief
> description of what photobucket is. Some of those words are in blue with
> the double underline as well.
>
>
>
> "Ronnie Vernon MVP" wrote:
>
>> Give us a URL where we can see the behavior. This could be what I have
>> seen on some websites where they have different words configured as
>> pop-up links to site advertisers. It could also be that your system is
>> infected with some type of malware that is causing this behavior.
>>
>> --
>>
>> Ronnie Vernon
>> Microsoft MVP
>> Windows Shell/User
>>
>>
>> "victorialeigh3" wrote in
>> message
>>> I know what a link is!
>>>
>>> for example on this page (microsoft help page) It explains what my
>>> display name is. the word display is in blue and underlined 2 times.
>>> when i roll my mouse over it a pop up appears and it reads RX related
>>> content. When I click on it it brings me to a search engine: RX web
>>> search.
>>>
>>> I am very familiar with computers...this is something new.
>>>
>>> "John Nice" wrote:
>>>
>>>>
>>>> "victorialeigh3" wrote in
>>>> message
>>>>> when i go onto different websites some words are in blue and
>>>>> underlined. I
>>>>> can actually click on them and usually an ad will pop up.
>>>>>
>>>>> It happens on every site I go to and they are random words...
>>>>>
>>>>> can anyone help?
>>>>
>>>> They're called links, and they're the very essence of the web, in that
>>>> they refer you to other Web locations directly. If they all lead to
>>>> pop-up ads you must be reading some funny sites.
>>>>
>>>> John
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Ronnie Vernon MVP
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Since: Feb 26, 2004
Posts: 1550



PostPosted: Wed Aug 23, 2006 2:28 am    Post subject: Re: underlined words on the web [Login to view extended thread Info.]
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Confirming what Wes posted. I don't see any of the behavior you described. Sounds like there is definitely some malware at work here. I recommend the following.

Go to the following website:

http://forum.aumha.org

Click Register to join the forums at the top of the page (free) and then go to the
"Parasites - Adware, Spyware & Other Scumware" forum and post a detailed explanation of your problem for expert, one on one advice and guidance on how to clean your system.

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Ronnie Vernon
Microsoft MVP
Windows Shell/User


"victorialeigh3" wrote in message
> ok try
>
> www.patriots.com
>
> at the very bottem of the page there is a disclaimer stating this is the
> only official website of the New England Patriots....... the word website is
> in red and underlined 2X...reading further along..... distribution r
> transmitting of any part or parts.... the word transmission is underlined 2x
> and in red.
>
> Also try photobucket.com: on the lower left side there is a brief
> description of what photobucket is. Some of those words are in blue with the
> double underline as well.
>
>
>
> "Ronnie Vernon MVP" wrote:
>
>> Give us a URL where we can see the behavior. This could be what I have seen on some websites where they have different words configured as pop-up links to site advertisers. It could also be that your system is infected with some type of malware that is causing this behavior.
>>
>> --
>>
>> Ronnie Vernon
>> Microsoft MVP
>> Windows Shell/User
>>
>>
>> "victorialeigh3" wrote in message
>> >I know what a link is!
>> >
>> > for example on this page (microsoft help page) It explains what my display
>> > name is. the word display is in blue and underlined 2 times. when i roll my
>> > mouse over it a pop up appears and it reads RX related content. When I click
>> > on it it brings me to a search engine: RX web search.
>> >
>> > I am very familiar with computers...this is something new.
>> >
>> > "John Nice" wrote:
>> >
>> >>
>> >> "victorialeigh3" wrote in message
>> >>
>> >> > when i go onto different websites some words are in blue and underlined.
>> >> > I
>> >> > can actually click on them and usually an ad will pop up.
>> >> >
>> >> > It happens on every site I go to and they are random words...
>> >> >
>> >> > can anyone help?
>> >>
>> >> They're called links, and they're the very essence of the web, in that they
>> >> refer you to other Web locations directly. If they all lead to pop-up ads
>> >> you must be reading some funny sites.
>> >>
>> >> John
>> >>
>> >>
>> >>
>>
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