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Old January 30, 2013, 04:01 PM   #1
Picher
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Survey on Entering, then ads within text.

I was told I was a winner of one of a couple of items, one being a $500 gift card and the other, an IPad.

I opted out of both, then noted that several words within even my messages were links to advertisements. I also tried to delete my posts and it wouldn't let me.

What's going on???
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Old January 30, 2013, 04:17 PM   #2
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You have Spam/Spyware/Virus. It's not TFL.
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Old January 31, 2013, 03:21 PM   #3
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Please see the "web and browser security" stuck thread in this (Site Q's and TS) forum).
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