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ChineseBandit58
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Member since Aug 2005
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Why are some words identified as links in a message??


All of a sudden some random word in a message started showing up as links = underlined blue text.

I thought people were making some kind of relevant link, but then it happened to one of my posts.

I think the word "program" appeared as a link in a post that I made. I didn't make the link. And the link didn't even work.

What gives???

Is it just my computer??

Is annyone else seeing this?



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LewDawg
Georgia Fan
Savannah, GA
Member since May 2009
49516 posts

re: Why are some words identified as links in a message??


It's some kind of adware. I can't remember what it's called but I had that issue a few months ago. Turning off some extensions in Chrome got rid of it. I apparently installed that crap along with a screenshot tool I think.





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Colt M4A1
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Member since Jan 2013
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re: Why are some words identified as links in a message??


Yea some kind of adware. I got it once and deleted it

Can't remember what it was called but it was annoying






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When in Rome
USA Fan
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Member since Jan 2011
25705 posts

re: Why are some words identified as links in a message??


It is definitely Chrome extension adware that was installed by a 3rd party without your permission. Go to your extensions and delete any you didn't authorize. I had the same issue a while back





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KosmoCramer
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re: Why are some words identified as links in a message??


It's basically like getting an STD imo.








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ChineseBandit58
LSU Fan
west of the pines
Member since Aug 2005
9570 posts

re: Why are some words identified as links in a message??


thanks all - I don't use chrome, but I do have it on my harddrive.







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Korkstand
LSU Fan
Plaquemine, LA
Member since Nov 2003
9164 posts

re: Why are some words identified as links in a message??


quote:

thanks all - I don't use chrome, but I do have it on my harddrive.

This issue is not unique to chrome. Actually IE seems to be most prone to these things.






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PowerTool
Texas A&M Fan
Glassman's couch
Member since Dec 2009
5280 posts

re: Why are some words identified as links in a message??


Yeah, I used to get that all the time when I used Explorer.

It was a pain in the arse to remove.



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ChineseBandit58
LSU Fan
west of the pines
Member since Aug 2005
9570 posts

re: Why are some words identified as links in a message??


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Yeah, I used to get that all the time when I used Explorer.

It was a pain in the arse to remove.

OK - I deleted Chrome completely from my computer and I still have the problem.

How do you delete it?

I looked at the "Programs and Features" list in Control Panel and could not identify anything that seemed to be the cause, other than Chrome.






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JimMorrison
USA Fan
The Peninsula
Member since May 2012
14954 posts

re: Why are some words identified as links in a message??


you didn't need to delete Chrome. you have adware installed on your computer. what do you not get?

google the problem and there are probably steps to delete it.






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InVolNerable
Tennessee Fan
Member since Jan 2012
8925 posts

re: Why are some words identified as links in a message??


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Chrome extension adware that was installed by a 3rd party without your permission.


Its not without permission. They just hide it in the fine print of the download agreement.






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Korkstand
LSU Fan
Plaquemine, LA
Member since Nov 2003
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re: Why are some words identified as links in a message??


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I deleted Chrome completely from my computer and I still have the problem.

Funny thing is, if you had, you know, USED chrome instead of deleting it, you wouldn't be experiencing this problem.

There is some shitty extension installed on whatever browser you are using. It will NOT show up in the program list in the control panel. You need to find the extensions/addons of your browser and uninstall it there.






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ChineseBandit58
LSU Fan
west of the pines
Member since Aug 2005
9570 posts

re: Why are some words identified as links in a message??


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It will NOT show up in the program list in the control panel. You need to find the extensions/addons of your browser and uninstall it there.

OK - In my case I found that the program behind this is called "Supreme Savings."

I uninstalled it and the problem has gone away.

Thanks for your help - everyone.






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