Sunday, July 31, 2005

Adware/Spyware on this Blog

While looking at my blog on my sister's computer, she asked me why I had links in my posts to things like tennis shoes and wedding cakes and sweet dreams. I told her that I didn't make those links and I then looked more closely at the way my blog appeared on her computer screen. The links that I put in the posts are only highlighted while the Adware/Spyware links are highlighted and double underlined.

I don't think there is anything I can do from my end to prevent this. I wanted to let everyone know that if my blog shows up with strange links that lead you to sites that are trying to sell you something, I had nothing to do with it and you need to check your computer for Adware/Spyware.

8 comments:

Ed Abbey said...

Hmmmm...... I have never seen anything on your blog like what you described. Maybe the problem is on your sister's computer.

OldHorsetailSnake said...

What I MYSELF am trying to do is delete the little thingie that brings me to this place, but so far, no luck. Every day I wind up here. Some days it's not so bad...

Jen T. (that's me) said...

AAAAHHHH!!! Was it this blog that gave me a virus and wiped out my hard drive?

I hate viruses.

Laurie said...

Ed - It's definitely on her computer and also on my brother's computer in Arkansas. It's not from my end but on the viewing computer's end.

Old Horsetail - I have put an evil spell on you, my friend.

Jen T. - God, I hope not!

Ed Abbey said...

Am I not a viewing computer too? Maybe because I have several spyware blocking, popup blasters running just so I can surf the web in peaceful harmony.

I'm jealous that everyone else gets the virus and I can't even see the double underlined links that you are referring to.

Laurie said...

Ed - I meant it's on the computer that is looking at my blog if it has the adware/spyware. You have a viewing computer but you don't have the spyware, you lucky dog.

DLAK said...

Yes, that problem comes from looking at porno sites, all your loved ones must be perverts.

Laurie said...

DLAK - So, you've met my family?