Has your web
surfing become too full of advertising links (called "Smart
Tags")? Fed up with seeing text as links to advertisers (maybe
even porn sites!)?
seeing words being highlighted on the webpages you visit -- which
are links that the website designer did not put there that take
you off the site -- you've inadvertently installed on your computer
the software that does it. It piggy-backed secretly on a program
you chose to download.
The most likely
program you downloaded it with is KaZaA, a NAPSTER-style file-sharing
program. A few other culprits are eZula, Gator, and Surf+ (which
supposedly has ceased doing this).
how to uninstall the Smart Tag program (which is appropriately
nicknamed "scumware") in Windows:
- Go to START
> Settings > Control Panel
the culprit: TopText, HOTtext, DesktopDollars, or a variation
- Click uninstall.
- A confirmation
window will pop-up. Click OK
There is also
an uninstall program for TopText, made by "Mephisto,"
that you can download. It's a 590kb zip file. Just download it,
unzip it, then run it:
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