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  • # June 9, 2013 at 4:33 am

    Anyone else seeing random text turned into links with popup ads?

    Check this discussion:

    # June 9, 2013 at 6:42 am

    Not seeing anything like that.

    # June 9, 2013 at 6:49 am

    @paulie_d Yeah, somehow I obtained a virus. Just removed it and everything looks normal.

    # June 9, 2013 at 6:53 am

    > somehow I obtained a virus.

    Not something you expert to hear on a savvy web forum!


    # June 9, 2013 at 5:02 pm

    >Not something you expert to hear on a savvy web forum!

    [well, …]( : p

    # June 9, 2013 at 5:16 pm

    @traq, awesome! :D

    # June 9, 2013 at 5:18 pm

    The alarming part about it is that Microsoft Security Essentials found nothing, neither did a few other antivirus programs I tried using. I got rid of it by restoring my computer to an earlier point. Go figure.

    # June 9, 2013 at 9:15 pm

    I’ve seen it before — in my case it was nothing more than a Chrome addon/plugin that would scan any web pages you visit for keywords and then add advertisement overlays to it — like what you showed, @chrisburton. Accidentally installed or with malicious intent, of course MS Security Essentials wouldn’t detect that cause being an addon, it’s “legit”.

    # June 9, 2013 at 9:38 pm

    It’s all about making it look like it’s part of the free image converter you just DL’d

    # June 9, 2013 at 9:48 pm

    I haven’t downloaded anything in the past week which is why I find this weird. It started right after I updated Google Chrome.

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