Stop Bogus Links

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My website is being captured by links directing people to other sites. How do I stop this from happening?
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Deke Moffitt

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Deke Moffitt

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Here's a perfect example. The message I just entered for "Stop Bogus Links" provided an underline for "My website" and to take a survey and get a free Ipad2. What is going on??
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Hello Deke,

Where or what situations are these links appearing on your site?
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Deke Moffitt

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If you go to http://dekewmoffitt.yolasite.com/biog... and select the underline of "music" a link comes up to select an "Ipad." That is not something that I programmed it to do. There are many other links on this page as well that I've not programmed.
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Thanks for your help.

Deke
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Hi Deke,

I have been through your whole site and truly can't see any effect that you are mentioning.

I can't see an underlined 'music" either. I can see two underlined anchors:
Hardy Arkansas
Merle Evans

and no others. There are six occurrences of the word "music" on that biography page and none are underlined for me either apparently or when I mouse over them.

I'm wondering if you have some malware on your computer. It may be worthwhile running a virus check and a spyware check through.

I think that you will be able to get this sorted out fairly quickly Deke. Please keep us advised.
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Hello Deke,

Based on what you've described, I agree with Gop's assessment. It sounds like you have some malware or spyware installed on your browser or computer. I hope you can figure out which add-on is causing this issue!
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Deke Moffitt

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Thank you so much for taking time to respond to my comments. The links for Hardy Arkansas and Merle Evans are legitimate and I'm not sure what is going on with the other things. Taking your advice...I'll run some some "cleaners" and see if that helps.
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Deke Moffitt

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From your suggestions, I found that I had obtained an "extension" called "Betterlinks" which I had captured at some time. I deleted it and it stopped the problem. Thank you again for your assistance.

I went to the "wrench" then tools...then extensions and deleted everything I didn't want.

Thank you and blessings to you and your staff.
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Hi Deke,

I'm so glad that you were able to find the culprit!