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    Links in copy of website with popups - Issue

    Would anyone know the cause of the following issue:

    We have a website which is developed in php - www.paraffin.co.za/sawc

    Throughout the copy of the website some of the words are highlighted in blue and if you rollover it then a popup appears with an image and some sort of special. There are loads and all different things appearing.

    I have seen this issue on the clients machine, my machine now and another machine too.

    I will appreciate any help here.

    Thanks,
    Lance

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    Seems the home page is fine, but if you go through the pages to this one for example you should see what I mean:

    http://www.paraffin.co.za/sawc/index.php?id=247

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    It will be a feature in the settings somewhere. I know forum boards come with something similar and it's called 'skimlinks', you've just got to find it and check the box to turn it off.
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    Thanks, where would these settings be? In the browser? I don't find them on other websites so I am thinking it must be a security thing on the server or something like that.

    Never saw them until yesterday and the client was complaining about them for 2 weeks already.

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    It also happens in both IE and Firefox...

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    It will be in the settings of the website itself, not the browser although maybe an adblocker can stop them, not sure to be honest.
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    Thanks looking in to see if I can find a solution with this.

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    The problem is our site is a custom built PHP site so we dont have settings like you get on wordpress etc. so we are still stumped by this. Any other helpful advice?

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    The cause of your pain is CouponDropDown Adware. From what I've read so far, apparently it does act as malware - and it's obviously crept into the site's code base somehow.

    Here's a page on how to remove CouponDropDown Adware, although that seems to relate more to browser infections. Getting it out off your web pages might be a bit trickier...

    EDIT: Another listing from McAffee on this - but again, looking at this more as a browser extension
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    Thanks, looking into this now, will let you know if it solves things.

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