unwanted drop down coupon ads appearing

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  • #1329901

    Yesterday a banner appeared above my blog with a drop down coupon ad on it and some of the words are now highlighted with links to other sites eg competitions. How do I get rid of this?

    Thanks.

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

    #1330024

    supernu
    Member

    sounds like your computer is infected with malware.

    #1330028

    supernu
    Member

    There are no adds/banners on your blog – checked it twice.

    #1330033

    timethief
    Member

    @carolsherritt
    WordPress.com has placed advertising on our blogs since 2006. All WordPress.com placed ads are easy to identify as this link accompanies them http://en.wordpress.com/about-these-ads/

    Any other ads you see are not placed on the blog by WordPress.com. They are coming from a browser extension or toolbar. These sites have further explanation and suggestions for eliminating the ads: http://www.littletechiethings.com/2012/06/how-to-remove-ads-not-by-this-site.html http://blog.wikimedia.org/2012/05/14/ads-on-wikipedia-your-computer-infected-malware/ http://onecoolsitebloggingtips.com/2012/09/14/bloggers-beware-of-adware/

    #1330050

    Thank you both so much: this is why I’m so happy with WP. Your responses were so helpful. It took some time, but I fixed the problem after following the links you gave me. I’ll know what to do next time.

    #1330118

    timethief
    Member

    You’re welcome. Yes it does take some time. In some cases the old disable browser add-ons and then one by one add them again to find the culprit does not work in all cases. That’s why I published a post with specifc instructions for getting rid of the worst of the embedded offenders Text Enhance and Voice 5 that the simple solution does not work on. You can try to delete the program as they do offer a way to stop the Ads by using a check box, but the next time you clear your cookies, they send a new cookie and the text-enhance is back on your computer.

    #1330131

    It seems to have been successful this time, but I will remember to check your posts if it happens again.

    #1330195

    timethief
    Member

    Hi Carol,
    I’m so happy to read you were able to get rid of them. Best wishes. :)

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