Windows 10: when I surf the net I find websites that have text that are hyperlinks

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  1.    15 Jan 2017 #1

    when I surf the net I find websites that have text that are hyperlinks


    I have a habit of reading things on the internet ( web site pages ) with my mouse. The problem I have is on almost every website there are green words in the text of the pages that are hyperlinks, I run over them with my mouse as I read and a ad or tip etc pops up. It makes it tough to get through a website for me. If I could stop using my mouse that would help a lot but since I can't it's a habit I need to learn how to disable all those green words that are hyperlinks. I have to make sure I am not disabling actual links that I would want to click to go somewhere else. It is just the green words that are links.

    ( Sorry I do not know the name of this type of link so I call it " the green words" )
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       15 Jan 2017 #2

    Eaglepi said: View Post
    I have a habit of reading things on the internet ( web site pages ) with my mouse. The problem I have is on almost every website there are green words in the text of the pages that are hyperlinks, I run over them with my mouse as I read and a ad or tip etc pops up. It makes it tough to get through a website for me. If I could stop using my mouse that would help a lot but since I can't it's a habit I need to learn how to disable all those green words that are hyperlinks. I have to make sure I am not disabling actual links that I would want to click to go somewhere else. It is just the green words that are links.

    ( Sorry I do not know the name of this type of link so I call it " the green words" )
    Windows 7??? What browser are you using? I see it on some pages/sites and ignore those words as I know they lead to advertising. Have you consider an ad-blocker add-on/plug-in for your browser/s?
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  3.    15 Jan 2017 #3

    Since I am posting in Tenforums I would assume everyone would know I am using Windows 10, as far as my browser I was Firefox. I have popups disabled in firefox.
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       15 Jan 2017 #4

    Eaglepi said: View Post
    ..on almost every website there are green words in the text of the pages that are hyperlinks, I run over them with my mouse as I read and a ad or tip etc pops up...
    @Eaglepi, this is typical of a malware/adware infection. Scan first with ADWCleaner, then Malwarebytes. (free)

    Malwarebytes | AdwCleaner
    Malwarebytes | Free Anti-Malware & Malware Removal
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  5.    15 Jan 2017 #5

    Thank you I will download both and run them. If it helps I will come back and update.. Thanks again
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       15 Jan 2017 #6

    Eaglepi said: View Post
    Since I am posting in Tenforums I would assume everyone would know I am using Windows 10, as far as my browser I was Firefox. I have popups disabled in firefox.
    Just going by what you listed in your System Specs. And No, making that assumption has led to erroneous information being posted.
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  7.    15 Jan 2017 #7

    Berton said: View Post
    Just going by what you listed in your System Specs. And No, making that assumption has led to erroneous information being posted.
    Oh, Sorry I forgot to change that when I registered to this forum. I use updated my specs so hopefully it will help anyone who is trying to help me .
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  8.    15 Jan 2017 #8

    Bree said: View Post
    @Eaglepi, this is typical of a malware/adware infection. Scan first with ADWCleaner, then Malwarebytes. (free)

    Malwarebytes | AdwCleaner
    Malwarebytes | Free Anti-Malware & Malware Removal
    The only one that is free is Malwarebytes | Free Anti-Malware & Malware Removal I'd rather not install a trial software. I hope the free one is good enough. when I open it is says " You are not fully protected" Turn on all Real-Time Protection layers to block threats.
    I go to settings and turn on the only real-time protection that isn't already on but there is no save button so I close it and next time I open the program I get the same warning again and again
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  10.    15 Jan 2017 #10

    That wasn't the issue with me. as far as updates that were installed how would I begin to know if a update is causing this issue?????
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