Oops! Mea culpa – PC infected with adware – never even occurred to me! Sorted now.
Bugger! No it’s not, but it is reduced.
What the hell has happened to the Interweb thingy?
I go offline for 6 weeks (hospitalised), and when I come out the entire online world is plastered with random advertising links, every one generating a pop-up ad of massive irrelevance to the host page, and infesting every block of text, everywhere, including my own blog. WTF is going on?
Is this legit? If so, who gave permission for such a wholesale piracy of our work? I write to inform others, not to provide a free platform for fucking advertisers. And if it’s not legit (and even if it is), how the bloody hell do I stop it?
NB: Firefox v21.0, set to disallow popups which – along with Adblock Plus – has no effect at all. Well, almost. Setting up a filter in Adblock Plus will kill the popup frame, but the text still overlays the page text, rendering both illegible. I cannot envision any way in which this shit is legal!
Whom do I have to kill to stop this invasion of my online privacy?