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#1 panorama8

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Posted 06 October 2013 - 04:30 AM

All over any webpages including this one here - many words are double underlined and in either blue or red. Whenever I hover over these words a box comes up with either monstermarketplace.com or be2.com or onlinewebsearch.com to click. I have Emsisoft Anti Malware and I did as suggested on How to Geek ran SuperAntiSpyware.  I ran Malwarebytes AntiMalware (free version) too detected heaps over 500 quarantined all.  I bought Spyhunter4 and run many times uninstalled Google Chrome cleared all Cache, Cookies and Browsing history installed it again hoowever I log into my Google account  and result it is still there. Has anyone some suggestions please?
I am using Firefox now Thanks



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Posted 06 October 2013 - 04:44 AM

Install Adblock Plus for Google Chrome.

Chrome Web Store - Adblock Plus

 

EDIT:  You may have Text Enhance installed. Check your add-ons/ extensions and Add/ Remove program.

 

Open Chrome, click on the Settings icon, and navigate to Tools -> Extensions

Select the Text Enhance plugin from the list of extensions, and click Uninstall.

 

Select "Add/Remove Programs" from the Control Panel. For Windows Vista/7 users, this will be called "Programs/Featur

Select the Text Enhance plugin from the list of software, and click Uninstall/Remove.

 

Also, look for codec-c. If there, disable in Chrome:

tools > extensions and disable codec-c


Edited by buddy215, 06 October 2013 - 05:21 AM.

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A 1792 U.S. penny, designed in part by Thomas Jefferson and George Washington, reads “Liberty Parent of Science & Industry.”

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Posted 06 October 2013 - 06:28 AM

Yes great it worked. Thank you so much. I definetly learned sth here.



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Posted 06 October 2013 - 06:58 AM

Okay...so ads are now gone....good...you are welcome

 

Did you have either of those add-ons installed or did the install of Adblock Plus stop the highlighting and popups?


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A 1792 U.S. penny, designed in part by Thomas Jefferson and George Washington, reads “Liberty Parent of Science & Industry.”

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Posted 06 October 2013 - 07:09 AM


This is mostly informational for those reading this topic:

The use of in-text advertising is very common. Kontera and Vibrant are two of the more popular advertising networks that provide in-text advertising and information services.

The double-underlined word is actually a keyword embedded within text of a web page. The keyword is intended to provide consumers with information that is related to what they are reading. When hovering your mouse over this keyword, a pop up ad is displayed with a preview of the ad the text links to. Sometimes the words may appear in various colors such as blue or green with only a single underline. This process works by allowing webmasters to insert JavaScript code into web pages that displays relevant advertisements from an inventory of advertisers. This script scans a web page and dynamically modifies keywords an advertiser has targeted on the page and double-underlines them.

In-text advertising is a form of contextual advertising commonly used to promote business and generate revenue to offset the cost of maintaining a web site each time a website visitor clicks on an in-text ad. Advertisements from in-text ads also help to generate targeted traffic to a website and improve their natural search engine ranking.

Delivering ads to users based on their preferences. Adware programs analyze a user's Web surfing habits to determine the type of merchandise they are likely to purchase. As a result of the analysis, "contextual ads" are made to pop up periodically. Contextual marketing is widely implemented by search engines. They display ads on the results pages based on the key words users enter for a search. In addition, contextual marketing is available for Web sites in general. The service offers to place ads on pages that are geared to the audience likely to visit the site.

Definition of: contextual marketing

What is In-text Advertising?
In-text advertising is a monetization method that has taken the affiliate marketing world by storm. As long as you've got content, we've got a commission check with your name on it! Intextual simply scans your pages, and then selects ads that go along with the subject matter. Users will only see the ads when they hover over double hyperlinked keywords that are impossible to miss. Even if someone accidentally engages an In-text ad, the widget will disappear after a few seconds without interaction or the user can simply "X" out manually.

AdMedia: Publish In-Text Ads and Make Money Online

Text-Enhance is a premium service offered to you by our publishers. We work with various websites as well as software products to help them provide value to their users. Please remember that if you are seeing Text-Enhance links, this does not mean you are "infected" or are having issues with your computer. It also does not mean websites you view have been "hacked". If you are seeing these links, it means that the website you are on or a piece of software on your computer has decided to offer you this service...If you would like to disable these links from showing up, you can opt-out here.

What is Text-Enhance?Most companies which utilize In-Text Ads have an Opt-Out procedure listed in their privacy statements or learn more about pages.

Example 1:

Prefer to not see In-Text Ads on this site? Click here to opt-out

Learn more about Infolinks <-scroll down to

Example 2:

5. Controlling the Use of Your Information and Opting-Out

Vibrant Privacy Statement
Vibrant Opt-Out Procedure

Example 3:

If you prefer that Kontera not collect any information about your website visits for the purpose of delivering targeted advertising, you may opt out by clicking here.

Kontera Privacy Statement

Do you want to disable Kontera ads?
To disable, click the link below and then refresh your internet page. If you delete or refresh your cookies, Kontera's ads will be re-activated automatically. Click here to disable.

Kontera Ad Choices

Since these advertising websites use Cookies, opting-out is much easier than having to delete cookies or run a series of anti-spyware scans. In some cases you can disable In-Text Ads by hovering over one of the double-underlined words with your mouse and clicking the small "?" (question mark) at the top or bottom of the popup box. This will take you to a page that explains the ads and allow you to disable them (opt-out) using another cookie. In other cases, if you click on the Advertiser's name - i.e. AdChoices - you are taken to a page which contains opt-out information. If you just delete or refresh your cookies, the in-text advertising will be re-activated and the ads will reappear. You can also add these advertising companies to Internet Explorer's Restricted sites or disable them in Firefox with third party tools so the sites cannot be accessed.
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Posted 06 October 2013 - 07:48 AM

I just installed Adblock Plus and it did the trick. That's all.

I am wondering who makes the money of these links? Not the website owner?



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Posted 06 October 2013 - 08:21 AM

In-text advertising is a monetization method that has taken the affiliate marketing world by storm. As long as you've got content, we've got a commission check with your name on it!...In-text lets you profit from your entire collection of content; you'll be profiting off of pages you don't even remember adding...Every time a user clicks on a pre-selected ad, you'll earn a 60/40 share of the revenue!

AdMedia: Publish In-Text Ads and Make Money Online

...factors such as how much traffic you have, what industry your site is in, your site’s PageRank (What is PageRank?) and where you place the add code will determine how much you make...

Tips For Making Money Selling Text Links

Infolinks Earns You Money With In-Text Ads: How it works
Make Money Online: In-Text Advertisements
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Posted 06 October 2013 - 09:04 AM

Adblock Plus now allows some ads. Try it for a while and if you find some sites you visit have more

ads than you would like, you can change the setting that allows the Adblock Plus ads on their preferences page.

 

EDIT: If you don't like the ad purveyors and sites like Amazon tracking you across the web then you can

block the ad/ tracking cookies aka third party cookies.

Disable third-party cookies in IE, Firefox, and Google Chrome | How To - CNET


Edited by buddy215, 06 October 2013 - 09:08 AM.

“Every atom in your body came from a star that exploded and the atoms in your left hand probably came from a different star than your right hand. It really is the most poetic thing I know about physics...you are all stardust.”Lawrence M. Krauss
A 1792 U.S. penny, designed in part by Thomas Jefferson and George Washington, reads “Liberty Parent of Science & Industry.”




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