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Old 06-24-2019, 05:40 PM   #1
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Lena mentioned that there are a lot of ads on my web page. I checked, and sure enough there were annoying animated ads everywhere, and they messed up my careful formatting. Like this:



Wordpress (platform for my site) says:
Our ads appear at the bottom of posts, in a sidebar, or as a banner on your site.

It is possible for ads to appear in your browser that were not placed there by WordPress.com.

These ads are sometimes caused by malware or a virus, but more often it is due to a browser extension or toolbar that you may have installed in your browser.

I didn't see any extensions that would be responsible. Do you think it's malware?
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Old 06-24-2019, 05:49 PM   #2
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I ran a Malwarebytes scan, and it didn't find anything. Hmm.
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Old 06-24-2019, 05:56 PM   #3
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Al, I disabled my ad and tracker blocking software and am seeing numerous ads similar to the screen shot you posted.
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I went to your website and found 4 ads (had to turn off my adblocker) one on the sidebar one in center and 2 at the bottom. The formatting seemed fine to me.
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Don't WordPress hosted sites have ads? Not sure about that.
If there is adware driving these ads, then it would be in the remote directory. A security scan will pick it up.
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Thanks for the info. I hate ads and didn't realize they were there. Hmm.
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Try ublock for chrome. The bestest! It's free.
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Free isn't free. But if you pay, the ads go away.
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