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I know the Society is not supported by advertising, and doesn't put ads on jw.org. But a friend of mine keeps seeing ads on the site on his computer! I don't see any on mine, but on jw.org and the Watchtower Online Library he sees random words double underlined. For example, he was reading something on the online library about Job, and the name Job was double underlined. He moved his mouse over it, and a popup ad appeared advertising a job search website! Reading the article in Insight about "Tentmaker," he found ads about camping! I shudder to think what kind of ads he would see in an article about spiritism! :devil:

 

Has anyone else seen things like this? Has someone hacked into his computer? Is it a virus? (He has McAfee anti-virus protection.) More importantly, how does he get rid of the ads?

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Yes, I have seen this. There are several apps and browser "add-ons" that will cause this. As you noted it is not the site, but rather something extra installed on his PC.

 

Depending on the browser he is using, he can check the "add-ons" and stop them or uninstall them. Perhaps look at the browser version and do a google search for it and "how to manage add-ons"

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Seems there is nothing sacred for this commercial world. On the plus side, where can I get a good tent ?

 

                                                                                                                                                GStorrs46

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Yes, I have seen this. There are several apps and browser "add-ons" that will cause this. As you noted it is not the site, but rather something extra installed on his PC.

 

Depending on the browser he is using, he can check the "add-ons" and stop them or uninstall them. Perhaps look at the browser version and do a google search for it and "how to manage add-ons"

 

As mentioned above its just add ons.

Though it is a concern I can see a very humorous side to it.

Camping. Hehe.

 

Thanks for your suggestions about the browser add-ons. He uses Firefox like me, so next time I go to his place I'll take a look at what he's got in there.

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Problem solved! I took a look at his installed programs, and found one that looked curious. I don't remember the name, but the brother said it can help you find who has the cheapest price for a given product. Well, what a likely program to produce popup ads! I removed it for him, and along with it went the ads from jw.org.

 

Thanks for your suggestions!

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