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Tuesday, August 6, 2013

Has Any One Else Been Invaded?

UPDATE:  SOME ANIMALS WITH ODD NAMES BROKE INTO MY BACK DOOR.  I UNINSTALLED EVERYTHING THAT SLIPPED IN TODAY AND IT SEEMS TO HAVE FIXED THE PROBLEM.  THANK YOU FOR YOUR HELP AND ADVICE.

Assaulted with ads and having links added to your posts????

How do you stop it?  I have no ads yet they are appearing in my posts and inside my dashboard.

If I can't find a solution, this will be the death of my blog.

Any helpful hints???

Dumped, defragged, cleaned, anti-malwared, updated, repaired and it's still there. When I read your blogs there are words linked to advertisement.

Help!

18 comments:

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Some spyware got a hold of you somehow. Are there ads I can't see in my posts?

Heather Duncan said...

I haven't seen any ads on your blog, or mine either. If they are appearing in your comments, you could always turn on the thing where you have to prove that you are a real person. I forget what it is called.

Sandra said...

i dont' see anything on your blog and nothing on mine, never have them on my dashboard, but i do see them on some blogs where people have added them there. do you have anonymous turned on? i turned mine off to stop ads last year.

Saucy Kodz said...

I turned off anonymous comments - only registered comments and let me tell you I was bombarded all of a sudden and lots of it and once I turned off anonymous comments and they stopped immediately and then there is also that thing Heather Duncan commented on - irritating, right. Don't give in to these S.O.B'S - JUST PICK A REPAIR. lol

Sandy said...

Gail,

Change your options under settings for those viewing your blog. Turn off anonymous.

TexWisGirl said...

okay, i can see you don't have anonymous comments allowed. i also don't allow links on my site, but that's just me. i don't see ads or anything weird at all and haven't experienced what you're seeing.

i do see the link attached to your post about the senior dogs of golden pines, but that's been on SO many blogs i read i just figured that one was okay.

Sandee said...

I don't see any ads at all. What have you done to your blog recently. Sometimes it's something we did. I wish I could be more help.

Have a terrific day. ☺

LindaG said...

I don't see any ads either, Gail, so I'm not sure how I can help.

Now, I do know that if people allow anonymous comments to their blogs, there is a lot of spam from 'anonymous' comments.

There should not be any links on my blog, unless I put it there. And occasionally I may put a link in a comment to lead someone to something; but that is rare.

Now some blogs DO have ads, but they are aware and are usually either to the left, right, or bottom and sometimes in the middle. Those people are paid, as far as I know, some small amount for those ads to be there.

Sorry for all the words and no help. :-\

Far Side of Fifty said...

I don't see any ads. Perhaps they will go away as quick as they came. One day maybe two I had a whole bunch of new blogs on my reading list..all the same idiot..in a foreign language. I just ignored him and he went away. Hope your invasion is short lived:)

Lynne said...

I see the senior dogs link on yours . . . nothing else. What about mine?

I see some blogs that have things flashing, ads about belly fat and you name it. Please tell me if my blog does that!

Ian H said...

I have a useful little tool called Adblock. It kills off all that stuff.

Dip-Dip and the Bridge said...

Yes, I have had a lot of ads and spam now and again. Now I am having problems getting people's posts. I think it is just a glitch and it will work itself out. I would miss you if you stopped blogging!
Lynne x

Maggie May said...

Wish I knew what to advise.
I think you've already had lots of good advise.
Maggie x

Nuts in May

LindaG said...

Glad to hear you probably got it under control, Gail.
Have a great day. :-)

labbie1 said...

Had that happen before as well. It was totally on my computer and not on Blogger. Just removed the adware that slipped into my computer via add/remove programs and shezam! No more adds and underlined words--which really made me crazy! :) Glad to hear you got yours under control...

Mama Zen said...

Yikes! Glad you got things fixed, Gail!

Terri said...

I never see ads on the blogs I read...but like Tex said above- that senior dogs link is on alot of them. I have that feature turned off, and also anonymous. I'm glad you got it fixed. When my blog & email were highjacked by google a couple of weeks ago- they said I had suspicious activity...I never saw it...so I imagine that's not what happened to you.

Sue said...

What a pain. I don't see anything on your posts or mine, so maybe the problem is solved.

Hope so!

=)

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