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04 February 2012 @ 03:22 pm
What I Hate  
I hate the new innovative way of making a buck on the Internet. Now, when we blog or post in LJ, we just don't know which one of our words will become a link. We have no control over the link. I tried to remove one of mine in another blog. I couldn't find the code, even when I turned HTML codes on. Very tricky, indeed.

Grrr......
 
 
 
Any further questions? Ask the shrimp!txvoodoo on February 5th, 2012 12:48 am (UTC)
That actually might be a virus. There was one I had a couple of years ago that changed random words into hotlinks that weren't visible in the source code.
Spicedogs: @#$%*!!spicedogs on February 5th, 2012 03:44 am (UTC)
So, is that a virus that is in my computer, my browser, or what? For instance, the word "Internet" in my browser is a link, and so is your word "code."
Any further questions? Ask the shrimp!txvoodoo on February 5th, 2012 03:48 am (UTC)
Yup. That's it.

OR, it's some malware that got installed. Or it's something that you accidentally installed that does that. When you hover over, is there a popup?
Spicedogsspicedogs on February 5th, 2012 03:49 am (UTC)
Yes, there's a box and it's an advertizement.

Edited at 2012-02-05 03:50 am (UTC)
Spicedogsspicedogs on February 5th, 2012 03:52 am (UTC)
Interestingly, the word "malware" was linked when I got your message. When I responded, the link disappeared, but the word "box" is now linked and it says, "powered by text-enhance."
Melissa: Finch- pwned them againxgirl30 on February 5th, 2012 01:38 am (UTC)
WTF? I hope that isn't how LJ is going to make money once they remove most of the ads from the site.
I also hope it's not a virus like txvoodoo suggested. That would be a pain to deal with.
Spicedogs: I don't knowspicedogs on February 5th, 2012 03:48 am (UTC)
Interestingly, I switched to Chrome. txvoodoo's "oode" is not a link, but xgirl30 word "make money" is.
Spicedogs: Yayspicedogs on February 5th, 2012 03:55 am (UTC)
I Googled text-enhance and I got this message:

text enhance

Text-Enhance links are designed to create meaningful relationships between advertisers and consumers.

If you are seeing these links, then a web publisher has decided to offer them to you. If you would like to opt-out of seeing these links, click here.


I followed the link and I don't see those links anymore.
Any further questions? Ask the shrimp!txvoodoo on February 5th, 2012 04:02 am (UTC)
You need to follow that other pages' recommendations, as well. Apparently the links will come back.
Any further questions? Ask the shrimp!txvoodoo on February 5th, 2012 04:03 am (UTC)
Also, sweetie - replying to your own post, but not to anyone else? They won't see it unless they accidentally refresh the page. (Like I did.) We only get notifications for direct replies.
Melissa: Finch-hmmmxgirl30 on February 5th, 2012 04:05 am (UTC)
That's good.
I wonder how it got enabled in the first place. (I Googled it myself and it was described as adware and malware in a number of places. From what I read it certainly sounds like that.) I certainly wouldn't want that on my browser.
Melissa: Finch- pwned them againxgirl30 on February 5th, 2012 04:11 am (UTC)
I'm seconding what txvoodoo said.
Using the link on the Text Enhance site only works until you clear your browser cookies. When you do that the links will come back. (Definitely malware in my book.)

This site gives some good information on how to get rid of it permanently. http://wafflesatnoon.com/2011/10/05/seeing-unwanted-text-enhance-ads/
~Lirpa~: Des Dear LJkatje0711 on February 5th, 2012 05:47 am (UTC)
Sure hope you get rid of whatever it is!
Spicedogs: BettyBoopspicedogs on February 18th, 2012 03:31 am (UTC)
Yes, I got rid of it. I did so many things, so I can't tell you which one worked.