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(@alangreen)
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I've just Dis'd a couple of posts which had advertising links in their signatures, but notice that a couple of random old posts also had those ad links. Have I just hit an unlucky random sample, or are we now going to see ads in all threads - including this one, I just noticed.

"Be good at what you can do" - Fingerbanger"
I have always felt that it is better to do what is beautiful than what is 'right'" - Eliot Fisk
Wedding music and guitar lessons in Essex. Listen at: http://www.rollmopmusic.co.uk

 
Posted : 27/09/2015 5:39 pm
(@davidhodge)
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Hey Alan

Is it a link in the signature or an actual ad (almost like a this banner ad)?

If it's the latter you may be getting malware on your computer - this is apparently happening more and more - sometimes it crops up as single words in text turning up as links. There are numerous anti-malware softwares out there. Some free, some not. Maybe Nick or Paul can recommend one (you certainly don't want any of my computer advice! :wink: )

Be chatting with you again soon.

Peace

 
Posted : 27/09/2015 7:51 pm
(@alangreen)
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Thanks, David,

Having looked at them again, they're banners, but I've just done a couple of uninstalls to get rid of some junk anyway.

So, are the banner ads part of the site and going to keep appearing, or have I still got some flushing out to do?

"Be good at what you can do" - Fingerbanger"
I have always felt that it is better to do what is beautiful than what is 'right'" - Eliot Fisk
Wedding music and guitar lessons in Essex. Listen at: http://www.rollmopmusic.co.uk

 
Posted : 28/09/2015 4:56 am
(@davidhodge)
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Hi again, Alan

I've got the same issue and one of my students (who's studying computers in school) says that it's my computer and not the website. Which makes sense because if it were the site I think everyone would be complaining about it. You want to get some "antimalware" in your computer and that should eliminate the "mini-banners" you're seeing.

I'm going to write a quick note to Nick to see if he can recommend something. What I was using decided to not work anymore.

Be chatting with you again soon.

Peace

 
Posted : 28/09/2015 1:35 pm