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or whatever the hell they are called. Whose bright idea was it to turn the Daily Kos into a linkfarm where you don't know if a linked word goes to a news article or other source of information, or pops up some squirrelly ad that hits you with video, audio, and/or malware just for hovering over the link? I've seen this for years at garbage right-wing sites, where every other word links you to ads for weird "colleges" no one has ever heard of, or skeevy techniques for ridding your blotchy ass of pimples invented by some housewife in Hackensack, or a new pill that will give you a three-day erection. Now we've got them, too. Joy.

I read a diary just the other day about how Markos is considering going completely ad-free. Now this?!?

Please get these things off of DK as soon as possible. Now would be good...

Okay, I am an idiot. Dave was the first of several to point out that DK hasn't changed its ways. I had a nasty piece of malware (from something called "FoodBuzz") that, I believe, came from an installation of IZArc, a zip utility. I told it not to install it but it did, anyway.

Gaaah. Okay, my bad. If you're having the same problem, go check your stufz. I used CCleaner (the free version from Piriform) to find and uninstall the beastie. Later tonight I'll run Malwarebytes and an AV scan.


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