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  robin_x 19:47 18 May 2015

I recently posted in a thread the text eBay

An automatic link was generated and I wondered if I had a redirect trojan

ADW and malwarebytes were OK, but Ccleaner seems to have cured it. Maybe it was a cookie.


While I am here, PCA pages always seem to perpetually show a Refresh circle

Also I get continual LastPass warnings about passing my details to IDG (Yes/No)

Does the site code need fixing or is it me and my add-ons?

I use Firefox and sometimes Chrome.

  robin_x 19:50 18 May 2015

eBay- auto link is back to

  Ian in Northampton 20:23 18 May 2015

Part of the joy of this site is its many, annoying little quirks. One of my favourites is that sometimes, hitting the back button takes you to the the index, just like you wanted - and sometimes, it takes you to the last site you visited on this tab. I've learned to live with them/work round them. In an ideal world, they wouldn't be there - but hey! Who said it was an ideal world?

No perpetual refresh here, though.

  robin_x 20:31 18 May 2015

I don't mind workarounds but I get jittery when something amends my posts

  Ian in Northampton 20:46 18 May 2015

govanx: Chrome.

  alanrwood 21:01 18 May 2015

I get the same problem. Continually spinning circle. Using Chrome

  Fruit Bat /\0/\ 22:16 18 May 2015

Continually spinning circle. Using Chrome - Waiting for

Site's been aweful for the last couple of days with the above and errors page not loading.

  lotvic 00:44 19 May 2015

The auto link - it's an 'intelliTxt' "skimwords-link" or to put it another way, it's a pca advert (generates money for pca to help pay for this free forum)

You can check this if you are using Firefox browser, rightclick on the word in Red and choose 'Inspect Element'

If you install the free Firefox Addon 'Ghostery' it will block skimlinks.

  robin_x 01:45 19 May 2015

Thanks. My ABP and Hosts has been sufficient to date. But things evolve. I'll definitely look into it.

  robin_x 02:01 19 May 2015

Blocking all Trackers and Cookies in Ghostery now.

EBay link is fixed. But will other sites not work properly? Do you know offhand?

  robin_x 02:07 19 May 2015

Why have I only got (or noticed) this problem today and my spare laptop is unaffected?

Where does it all end? I already have measures in place. Are we heading towards you need half a dozen or more? Bloody Arms Races.

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