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Computer question.

Posted: Wed May 30, 2012 12:17 pm
by Fred
Just recently, not sure when, words started being underlined in posts/articles. Attached to the underlining is a advertisement. I'm sure my computer is running slower now. Any one else come across this and is there a way of getting rid of it ( in simple language and small words )

Thks

Re: Computer question.

Posted: Wed May 30, 2012 12:39 pm
by Cornuck
I'm guessing that this is online? Which browser?

You might have accidentally installed a plugin that does this, or your just seeing on some sites that have done this for a long time.

Re: Computer question.

Posted: Thu May 31, 2012 9:49 am
by dbr
Sounds like crapware to me. If you're in Internet Explorer (no offense but given your apparent age that'd be my guess :P ) you can go to Tools* > Internet Options, then click on the Programs tab, then click the "Manage add-ons" button. In the Manage Add-ons window that opens, start clicking on specific Add-ons and clicking Disable at the bottom right. Disable anything that's not published by a major company (ie. Microsoft, Sun Microsystems, Adobe, etc) and any toolbar you can see. Click Close/OK all the way out and close/re-open the browser to see if you've fixed it.

*If you can't see the Tools menu and are on a recent version of IE you can probably see a gear icon towards the top right, click that.

It's pretty much the same routine with other browsers, however the verbiage can be slightly different (for example Chrome calls them "extensions" instead of "add-ons").

Re: Computer question.

Posted: Sat Jun 02, 2012 11:04 am
by rbochan
It might be a tumor.