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  1. 08 Feb '13 20:12
    Whats going on?

    I see ads in the posts.

    I am receiving ads when I view posts.

    Can anyone clarify what is going on?
  2. Standard member RevRSleeker
    CerebrallyChallenged
    08 Feb '13 20:16
    Originally posted by johnnylongwoody
    Whats going on?

    I see ads in the posts.

    I am receiving ads when I view posts.

    Can anyone clarify what is going on?
    I think it may well be malware...just what have you been downloading lately

    Seriously though, have a gander here:
    Thread 149198
  3. 08 Feb '13 20:26
    Originally posted by RevRSleeker
    I think it may well be malware...just what have you been downloading lately

    Seriously though, have a gander here:
    Thread 149198
    Everyone has it.

    How do we get rid of it??????
  4. Standard member RevRSleeker
    CerebrallyChallenged
    08 Feb '13 21:20
    Originally posted by johnnylongwoody
    Everyone has it.

    How do we get rid of it??????
    I take it that you've done a full anti virus \ malware scan ? Something like 'spybot', along with 'avg' would normally bring something to light. You may have to manually remove it however... exactly what is it 'advertising' ?
  5. Subscriber Kewpie
    chess dummy
    08 Feb '13 21:27
    Google "deal cabby" and you'll see a typical one of these programs, along with removal instructions. Look through your list of installed programs and you may spot a recent arrival that you didn't ask for.
  6. 08 Feb '13 21:37
    Originally posted by Kewpie
    Google "deal cabby" and you'll see a typical one of these programs, along with removal instructions. Look through your list of installed programs and you may spot a recent arrival that you didn't ask for.
    Thanks Kewpie I'll look that up.

    Everyone is seeing them.

    The ads are for everything from mac books to holidays.
  7. Subscriber Kewpie
    chess dummy
    08 Feb '13 22:00 / 1 edit
    They're not being generated by the site, you've got yourself infected with something. Do the malware removal thing to get rid of it. Spybot's good.

    I never get this sort of ailment, have you been surfing around places you shouldn't have been?
  8. Standard member RevRSleeker
    CerebrallyChallenged
    08 Feb '13 23:15
    I must add that I'm yet to see one of these little blighters also...I'm obviously the owner of an extremely boring browse history lol...
  9. Subscriber Kewpie
    chess dummy
    09 Feb '13 00:34
    They often come as an innocent little tickbox on something you're installing. You and I are the suspicious paranoid types who untick everything.
  10. 10 Feb '13 03:25 / 1 edit
    Originally posted by johnnylongwoody
    ...Whats going on?

    I see ads in the posts....
    Your check for membership renewal was returned non-sufficient-funds.
  11. 10 Feb '13 13:27
    Just to update, I took Kewpie's valuable advice and downloaded Spybot.


    It found the problem straight away and described it as adware.

    I pressed the FIX PROBLEM button and it got rid of it.

    Then I pressed IMMUNISE and it started to show me a brick wall building graphic
    to emphasise that it was protecting my programmes and files.

    It showed me how many programmes and files I had in 2 columns.

    On the left was unprotected and on the right was protected.

    I watched as all the figures were transferred from one column to the other.

    So I am a happy little bunny now.

    Thank God it was easy to do because I am not a computer wizard.
  12. Subscriber Kewpie
    chess dummy
    10 Feb '13 13:56
    I can't take the credit, it was RevRSleeker who suggested it first. But I'm better looking ...
  13. Standard member RevRSleeker
    CerebrallyChallenged
    15 Feb '13 16:09
    Originally posted by Kewpie
    They often come as an innocent little tickbox on something you're installing. You and I are the suspicious paranoid types who untick everything.
    Very true, I'll deliberately go out of my way to ensure I've not inadvertently left myself 'exposed' on the net..it's definitely worth the few extra mins checking everything out !