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OI! What's with the underlinings?

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Hullygully Mon 20-May-13 09:26:24

Some words are underlined and turn into links...

The word "soon" tells me I can win an iphone 5

Please make it stop

hedgefund Mon 20-May-13 09:27:29

perhaps they will turn it off soon

hedgefund Mon 20-May-13 09:27:42

that didn't link anything??

Hullygully Mon 20-May-13 09:28:03


I've just read a post with the word "bookcases" and as my cursor moved over it went to a bloody website flogging bookcases


This is NOT ON

HelenMumsnet (MNHQ) Mon 20-May-13 09:32:05

Hello. Doesn't sound like something we'd do. Really.

We'll flag up to Tech.

hedgefund Mon 20-May-13 09:33:00

not seeing it on any threads myself

HelenMumsnet (MNHQ) Mon 20-May-13 09:33:24

Are you folks that are getting underlinings on your phone or a laptop?

5318008 Mon 20-May-13 09:34:40

IIRC it's a virus and you need to run a scan.

ZacharyQuack Mon 20-May-13 09:36:11

This has happened before, hasn't it? I seem to remember an uproar a year or so ago when company names (e.g. Sainsburys) used in posts were being automatically being turned into links to that company's website.

It is happening again <Twin Peaks>

HoneyDragon Mon 20-May-13 09:39:40

Hully. It's just you. Grab your tinfoil hat and sit under a table with the dog. The bookcase people are out to get you.

NicholasTeakozy Mon 20-May-13 09:40:07

IIRC it's called 'text enhancer' and it's a virus which many av products don't flag up. MBAM, Superantispyware or Spybot will pick it up and all are free. If they don't it's fairly simple to get rid of.

DeepRedBetty Mon 20-May-13 09:41:38

No it's happening to me too! But on other sites as well, not just here. Blasted viral advertising <gives dtd1 hard stare for fiddling with the settings AGAIN>

HoneyDragon Mon 20-May-13 09:47:13

Anyone else now tempted to post bargin iPhone, sex toy, giant dildo, fruit shoot, horny goat boy, Daily Mail in their posts now?

HelenMumsnet (MNHQ) Mon 20-May-13 09:58:20

Hello. Ok, have triple-checked and, as we thought, it's DEFINITELY not anything to do with us.

I'd suggest you run a malware check PDQ.

OddBoots Mon 20-May-13 10:02:00

I had that with IE (although I mainly use chrome) and tp stop it I has to go to disable add ons (via the cog shaped button, top right) and turn off a coupon company thing that had made its way onto my machine.

HeathRobinson Mon 20-May-13 10:13:10

I keep reading this as underlings. hmm

MimsyBorogroves Mon 20-May-13 10:18:38

Me too, Heath.

I had this last year, but it's not happening now.

differentnameforthis Mon 20-May-13 10:35:45

Firefox help

IE help

It's not mumsnet, it's ad malware.

HelenMumsnet (MNHQ) Mon 20-May-13 10:52:25


Firefox help

IE help

It's not mumsnet, it's ad malware.

Yep. See our earlier post. Please run a malware check as soon as poss if this is happening to you.

Hullygully Mon 20-May-13 12:07:21

how run what?

NicholasTeakozy Mon 20-May-13 13:05:59

From the Firefox help link it appears I was right, it is text enhance. How to remove it yourself, or you could use Spybot Search & Destroy to remove it for you.

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