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Subject: green underlined words
Date Posted: 7/26/2011 11:07 PM ET
Member Since: 2/26/2009
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Why all of a sudden are certain words showing up green and underlined in our posts?

Date Posted: 7/26/2011 11:12 PM ET
Member Since: 12/28/2006
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Not seeing it Adrienne, maybe it's just your computer?  Awhile back DS loaded someing onto our computer that highlighted/underlined some words...they were then links to advertising (if I remember correctly).  Total WTF, I uninstalled it immediately.

Date Posted: 7/27/2011 12:03 AM ET
Member Since: 10/5/2010
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It depends on your browser. I get it too. Some of them have the green and underlined to give you the definition of certain words. I believe that's what you're talking about. If you hover over it or click on it, it should take you to the definition.

Cathy A. (Cathy) - ,
Date Posted: 7/27/2011 9:44 AM ET
Member Since: 12/27/2005
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Check your add-ons and plug-ins. You might have a shopping thing or a dictionary thing or a skype thing installed. You might also have some malware.

Date Posted: 7/27/2011 8:33 PM ET
Member Since: 6/4/2007
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I've seen that on certain websites; hovering over the underlined words usually brings up a little bubble with a sponsored site relevant to those words. I've never seen it here, though. If you figure out's causing it, let the rest of us know, this might be something to watch out for.

Date Posted: 7/27/2011 8:55 PM ET
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It's definitly a plug in/add on, and could be considered malaware. If you click on one of those green links, you will most likely be directed to another page, trying to sell you something.

I Seccond the reccomendation of checking your plug in's and browser add ons (Internet Explorer is really bad for things of this nature), I would also reccomend cleaning out your cache of temporary internet files and cookies.



Last Edited on: 7/27/11 8:56 PM ET - Total times edited: 1
Date Posted: 7/28/2011 12:10 PM ET
Member Since: 2/26/2009
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it doesn't seem to be happening anymore...