Third-party ad hyperlinks

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    How do I delete third-party hyperlinks? When other people open my blog, certain words appear highlighted and underlined such as “relationship” and they have somehow been made into hyperlinks to sites like Match.com.

    I didn’t set these up or give anyone access to my site. Is this something WordPress allows advertisers to do? Is it a security breach I can fix on the dashboard and if so, how? Or, is this a bigger security issue I need to report to WordPress.

    Answers and suggestions most welcome. Thank you.
    Blog url: http://victorianandedwardian.wordpress.com/

    The blog I need help with is victorianandedwardian.wordpress.com.

    #987127

    timethief
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    Have those who told you this all of their browser add-ons and extensions?

    #987128

    timethief
    Member

    WordPress.com does not use text enhance or text link ads. So fare everyone who has reporeted this has had a browser-add-on or browser extension that causes it. In some cases it was enbedded into free games they downlaoded from the internet.

    #987130

    timethief
    Member

    Yikes! I forgot the most important word above in that senetence.

    Have those who told you this disabled all of their browser add-ons and extensions?

    #987441

    Hi Timetheif and thank you!

    I will check with the people who’ve reported this to me.

    Much appreciated.

    #987442

    Anytime I’ve ever seen this it was a result of some kind of malware or adware that the PC user wasn’t aware of. Sometimes the bug was installed as part of a toolbar. Security scans can usually find it.

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