Is anyone else getting weird pop-up ads on unintended links within posts?

(11 Posts)
MrsTwgtwf Mon 01-Apr-13 19:40:25

Random words are highlighted within posts, as if they were links, but they lead straight to some iPad site or similar. Is it us, or is it MN please?

MrsTwgtwf Mon 01-Apr-13 19:51:25

http://www.mumsnet.com/Talk/special_needs/1721704-How-do-you-reconcile-ASD-agency-and-ABA

On the thread above, for example, there are apparent links in the OP's first and third paragraphs, highlighted.

MrsTwgtwf Mon 01-Apr-13 19:51:41
OestraJen Mon 01-Apr-13 19:58:42

I think you have a virus.

Download avg or something and do a scan.

MissAnnersley Mon 01-Apr-13 20:00:34

I've had this before. It was a virus. It didn't show up in a scan.

I think the one I had I just googled how to get rid of it. It was pretty easy.

MissAnnersley Mon 01-Apr-13 20:05:53

I've had a look and the one I had was called Text Enhance.

MrsTwgtwf Mon 01-Apr-13 20:38:27

Thanks so much; we did a scan, to no effect, but then Miss A's advice worked. Brilliant, ta.

MissAnnersley Mon 01-Apr-13 20:51:47

Glad it worked.

MrsTwgtwf Mon 01-Apr-13 20:52:38

thanks smile

OliviaMumsnet (MNHQ) Mon 01-Apr-13 22:36:12

huzzah

cumfy Thu 04-Apr-13 14:03:44

I'm getting this, and I think it is MN-specific and has started in the last week.

For instance the last link, just now, was www.amazon.co.uk/Why-Did-Nobody-Tell-Me/dp/1408822261/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1346679779&sr=1-1 , ie MN's own product, not spam.

It was hiding on a full-stop like this --> .

The text enhance virus has been around for over a year, so scans should pick it up.

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