Last night I read a friend's blog and as I always do, clicked the blue underlined word "photos" to see her pictures. Instead of going to her photos, I was redirected to some site offering something for sale. I didn't pay attention to the details, but it was definitely a surprise. I sent my friend a goodie, advising her that her link was somehow faulty.
This morning she left me a note on my SparkPage, saying she didn't remember adding a link, could I tell her what it was so she can try to fix it. I checked her blog again to make sure I remembered it properly and was totally surprised to find the word "photo" in black, no underline, but the words "blood pressure" were now highlighted. Hovering over the words brought up a balloon offering more info about blood pressure, from someplace called Supreme Savings.
That's when I came over here to talk to tech, after checking my own last blog that I wrote a year ago. Sure enough, there are random words marked as links, and hovering over them brings up the balloon.
The problem is deeper than that, though. Not knowing about any of this last night, after I read my friend's blog I tried doing some other things on my computer and found it to be sluggish and unresponsive. Going to my add/remove programs to see if anything there was a problem, I found a program loaded on my computer for Supreme Savings! Having never heard of this "company" before, I must conclude that it put itself on my computer when I clicked the link in my friend's original blog.
If this is some company that Spark has allowed to do this kind of surreptitious advertising, I am very disappointed in Spark and will not return here again, in spite of all the help I have received and friends I have made here.
If it isn't, which is the premise I am working under here, I wanted you to know about it as soon as possible, so hopefully you can find and eliminate this menace!
Nothing in this world can take the place of persistence. Calvin Coolidge
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