Saturday, July 7, 2012

Hijacked!

First, an apology! I am sorry for the links to ads that have suddenly appeared in my blog. The blog appears to have been hijacked, IMO, and key phrases and words now have links connected to them that show popup ads that I have not authorized. Please do not click on any links that seem to be just regular words, not things linking to an actual other post, blog or pattern number or such.

If anyone can tell me what this is and how to get rid of it I would surely appreciate it. Did I inadvertently click on the wrong thing on Blogger? Thanks for any assistance offered....Bunny

16 comments:

  1. I don't see any out of the ordinary. Hope everything is ok now!

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  2. I don't know what it is I have it too. Sometimes they appear sometimes they don't. Am wondering whether it is something to do with blogger.

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    1. I can't see any in your former post, assuming you are referring to that one.

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  3. Do also make sure you change your password to be sure no one is able to access your webs back end.

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    1. Good Idea, Anon. It doesn't seem to be on there now but I just went in and deleted some things that appear to have shown up today on my computer so hopefully that is the end of that. Let me know. Prior to this latest reboot the word "assistance" in this post was tied to a link. Please let me know if you see anything like that. These link prompts appeared in ALL blog posts. Let's hope this is put to rest. Thanks, everyone.

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  4. How annoying, Bunny, but everything seems ok now.

    Carolyn, of Handmade by Carolyn, had her blog hijacked some time ago. She was actually locked out for a time. As a result of her experience, she had tips on how to tie your password to an authentication app on your smart phone. I took this step. It adds an extra step, from time to time, to log in, but it gives me additional sense of security.

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  5. We write are little blogs for our enjoyment and to connect with our fellow sewers and the trolls ruin it. Good luck in turning them out.

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  6. Looks fine now Bunny...how annoying for you!

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  7. Looks good to me. :-) But then I am pretty clueless about computer stuff. I hope it stays fixed for you.

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  8. I agree with everyone else - I can't see any add's but annoying for you nonetheless.

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  9. This is the Anon from before, I am now a little more concerned that you have a virus on your home computer and not on your website. I have checked a lot of your links and they are fine. If you are on Vista or Windows 7 the Microsoft antivirus is pretty good for free, ESET NOD32 is the better antivirus paid. I do both platforms but primarily MAC so no viruses at my house. Malware is not exactly the same as a virus and that is a concern. My website was hacked about 4 months ago and I had to take the whole thing down and start over. My own fault, not updating the software when there was a known exploit.

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    1. Thanks, Maureen. Today is another day and all seems fine now. I think a download I did yesterday brought this on and since I have removed all that it looks OK.

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  10. I don't see any links like this in your posts. How annoying!

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  11. You ever wonder why so many people spend so much time trying to be mean?! Life is so much more fun being nice! Hope you don't have any more troubles!

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    1. This is more a case of trying to sell something. The links were for ads.

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