annoying desciption boxes

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  1. golfsferr

    golfsferr New Member

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    Please help, I keep getting these annoying link description boxes. Sometimes there are 2 or 3 of them on my page that I'm trying to read. How do I get rid of them. I have googled this several times and tried many suggestion that I've found but nothing is working. Thanks for your help. Example is below.
     

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    I'm not certain what the other prompts are but that one looks a little suspicious. I would install Malwarebytes and do a scan to be certain you don't have something running that shouldn't be there.
     
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    Thanks for your feedback.
    I have actually done a malware scan and found nothing of consequences. The prompt I showed you came up when I clicked on a link in AOL of some funny pictures that people have taken. They pop up on all kinds of innocent links. But I'll do another scan. Thanks.
     
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    Malware Bytes found zero issues.
    I'm open to other ideas.
     
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    Are you syncing anything to the cloud, like OneDrive?

    What are some of the other prompts?
     
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    I'm not syncing to iCloud on purpose, I'll check that out. I'll post more prompts as I get them. Thanks
     
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    upload_2015-5-27_14-32-59.png
    another example
    and not syncing to icloud
     
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    Does it still happen if you use a different browser? Have you gone through your Control Panel> Programs and Features, and looked for anything suspicious?
     
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    I looked in programs and didn't see anything I didn't put there on purpose.
    It seems to happen in explorer and chrome. That's all I use. At the moment it's not happening as much as usual which seems to always happen when one "goes to the doctor". When it's bad I'll have 2 or 3 of them on the screen and can't see what I want to see. Thanks
     
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    Great. .
     
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    latest annoying prompt, guess I should check out hot girls
     

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