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What th' ... ? Those stupid yellow underscores.

Discussion in 'Miscellaneous [BG]' started by Munjibunga, Oct 5, 2004.


  1. Munjibunga

    Munjibunga Total Hyper-Elite Member Gold Supporting Member

    May 6, 2000
    San Diego (when not at Groom Lake)
    Independent Contractor to Bass San Diego
    What's the deal on those yellow underscores in some posts? Are they inserted by the poster, or automatically by someone else. I clicked on one, and all of a sudden, I'm getting pop-ups by the dozen. If this is something instituted by Paul, my Total Hyper-Elite Membership is hanging by a thread.
     
  2. Marlat

    Marlat

    Sep 17, 2002
    London UK
    We told you to stay off the mesculin out there in the desert.....


    *** are you talking about?
     
  3. Munjibunga

    Munjibunga Total Hyper-Elite Member Gold Supporting Member

    May 6, 2000
    San Diego (when not at Groom Lake)
    Independent Contractor to Bass San Diego
    In certain posts, words like "car", "cancer", or "ring" have a yellow underscore, which is actually a link to a major spam site.
     
  4. Marlat

    Marlat

    Sep 17, 2002
    London UK
    It sounds like you have got somekind of adware on your PC that has "plugged" into your browser and is messing with what you see.

    If you got to www.download.com you can download software like AdBuster and Spy-Bot that can remove that sort of stuff from your PC. It won't be a TB thing, I bet if you go to google groups or www.talkoldmeanguy.com (or wherever else you hang out) the same stuff will come up.

    Bah internet spammers are the lowest of the low. PM me if you are having more trouble and I can send you a link to some sites.
     
  5. Spyware is my guess. You have something on your comp that's altering your Internet Explorer. Try using Mozilla Firefox as your browser or jsut clean the spyware up. But spyware is quick to recontaminate, especially Internet Explorer, which is super vulnerable to hacks and spyware.
     
  6. seanm

    seanm I'd kill for a Nobel Peace Prize! Supporting Member

    Feb 19, 2004
    Ottawa, Canada
    Sounds like adware or some other type of malware to me. I bet you are running IE :rolleyes: :scowl:

    Here is a general description of malware (they call it parasites) http://www.doxdesk.com/parasite/. Sorry I can't help with your specific problem.
     
  7. Munjibunga

    Munjibunga Total Hyper-Elite Member Gold Supporting Member

    May 6, 2000
    San Diego (when not at Groom Lake)
    Independent Contractor to Bass San Diego
    You guys are right. It's a little thing called 180SearchAssistant or some such BS. I deleted it, but I'm not optimistic.
     
  8. Dan Molina

    Dan Molina TalkBass Secular Progressive

    Jul 17, 2002
    Murr Town, California
    yup I had it, I got rid of it with spybot and hijack this.
     
  9. Munjibunga

    Munjibunga Total Hyper-Elite Member Gold Supporting Member

    May 6, 2000
    San Diego (when not at Groom Lake)
    Independent Contractor to Bass San Diego
    Sorry for the insinuation, Paul.
     
  10. DigMe

    DigMe

    Aug 10, 2002
    Waco, TX
    We need some spyware that slaps munji in the head when he starts the crazy talk.

    brad cook
     
  11. Munjibunga

    Munjibunga Total Hyper-Elite Member Gold Supporting Member

    May 6, 2000
    San Diego (when not at Groom Lake)
    Independent Contractor to Bass San Diego
    I downloaded Spybot, ran it, and that took care of it. That and 256 other pieces of ... never mind. It hasn't slapped me yet.
     
  12. Josh Ryan

    Josh Ryan - that dog won't hunt, Monsignor. Staff Member Supporting Member

    Mar 24, 2001
    Lay off, he's really old. :)
     
  13. Josh Ryan

    Josh Ryan - that dog won't hunt, Monsignor. Staff Member Supporting Member

    Mar 24, 2001
    had to post this of course...;)
     
  14. lbanks

    lbanks

    Jul 17, 2003
    Ennui, IN USA
    I think I found a new avatar....
     
  15. DigMe

    DigMe

    Aug 10, 2002
    Waco, TX
    We have our top scientists working on it.





    Our top scientists are Mike Money and Kserg though so don't hold your breath.

    brad cook
     
  16. Thor

    Thor Moderator Staff Member Gold Supporting Member

    LMAO

    Funniest thing I have seen in a while.

    Hi Munj, I did miss you too, if you didn't see the 'did you miss me OT thread'!

    ;)
     
  17. Kelly Lee

    Kelly Lee Yeah, I'm a guy! Supporting Member

    Feb 17, 2004
    Marana, AZ, USA
    I just thought I would add that cwshredder gets rid of the 1800searchassistant crap too.

    I also use IE6, where can I check out this Mozilla Firefox and what makes it better than IE?
     
  18. Trevorus

    Trevorus

    Oct 18, 2002
    Urbana, IL
    www.mozilla.org

    It is popup immune, mostly. It is what we call open source. So anyone can write an updated version of it. Which means if someone makes a crack or exploits it's code, someone has probably already fixed it. It's quite stable. And you can use tabulated browsing. Look it up on their site, and they explain a lot of it.
     
  19. bassjamn

    bassjamn

    Jan 4, 2002
    San Francisco

    +1 !
     
  20. HeavyDuty

    HeavyDuty Supporting Curmudgeon Staff Member Gold Supporting Member

    Jun 26, 2000
    Suburban Chicago, IL
    So, Munji - what fine porn were you perusing when you caught this affliction?