|Are you referring to in-text advertising? Some websites do this annoying trick and some forms of malware do it too.|
First thing's first, since you mentioned this site specifically, go to your account settings and disable them. It's the last checkbox on the list http://www.computing.net/cgi-bin/my...
Secondly, are you seeing them on all sorts of websites now? If so, could you give us a few examples so we can see if it's the site itself or if it may be malware? Whenever the thought of possible malware comes up, it's a good idea to do system scans for it. In addition to your real-time anti-malware program, I suggest installing both Malwarebytes Free and SuperAntispyware Free then update and run full system scans (not at the same time). Keep these programs on your computer for a multi-layered security approach and do at least Quick Scans weekly. They're on-demand scanners, which means that they only update and scan for malware when you tell them to.
When you hover over these advert text links, it likely gives you a website/search provider's name. Which does it display?
Lastly, I strongly suggest installing a good advert blocking plugin to your web browser like Adblock Plus, which is only available now on Firefox-based, Chrome-based, Opera, and Android web browsers. Once installed, subscribe to the 'EasyList" and let it update the list automatically. On the bottom of the Filter Subscribtions tab, un-check the box that would ordinarily allow some "non-intrusive" advertisements to display. If you're using another web browser, either let us know which one so we can help find alternatives, or consider switching.
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