Why are there suddenly adverts popping up in my blog?

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  • #1146277

    amandaharper
    Member

    When I checked on my latest post this morning I discovered that the four words have links attached to them, which bring up in window pop-up ads. I definitely did not permit this, and was under the impression that these kind of things were not a part of wordpress.com.

    I’m wondering if someone broke into my account and added some code to something or other. Can someone please help?

    (I’d like to add that this is literally the first problem of any kind I’ve had with WordPress, and I’ve absolutely adored my time here. Keep up the good work folks.)

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

    #1146362

    kardotim
    Member

    Do you perhaps use any browser add-ons/extensions? if so, please disable these and see if that resolves the issue.

    Looking forward to your reply.

    #1146365

    justjennifer
    Moderator

    Please also see this post by timethief, another forum volunteer:
    http://onecoolsitebloggingtips.com/2012/09/14/bloggers-beware-of-adware/

    #1146366

    amandaharper
    Member

    Thank folks, I just had a little chat with my partners granddaughter. Apparently last night she went nuts with Facebook apps on my Facebook account. When I shutdown some crap game named “Pengle” everything went back to normal. *sigh* This is why I’m glad I can’t have kids, at least my puppies can’t use my toys.

    #1146369

    justjennifer
    Moderator

    Thanks for coming back and letting us know what was causing the problem. Perhaps this will assist some other user in the future.

    #1146376

    kardotim
    Member

    Thank you, both :)

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