Hi there, I am back! You may ask where have I been, well…
My blog has been plagued with pop ups, pop unders (I never knew there was such a thing as pop unders!)and Trojans (Thanks for the heads up AJ!). Yes, I came by my spot on Monday and as soon as the blog loaded I got ads from every agency selling stuff from trucks to booty (Yes that’s right booty, as in porn ads!). I was disgusted, but mostly pissed off because my family can tell you I pride myself on keeping a clean computer. I mean, I run defrag, antivirus software, adware software, spy ware software, etc. I run countless scans on my pc on a regular basis, so imagine the horror when I saw not only pop ups but pop unders! Ugh!! So with all of this scanning going on I have not been in the mood to visit my blogging friends, sorry but when things don’t go the way they should I get upset…
I have been running scans on my pc for the past 2 days trying to find the culprit. So I finally decided, with the help of my girl AJ that I had to back track to the weekend and undo whatever I recently did. This would have been an easy fix BUT blogger would not cooperate with me. There is something going on with blogger that stops you from scrolling down and seeing all of your page elements and the editor function was also not working.
But me, being the smart as a whip person that I am (Thanks MOM!) found a way around blogger’s issue and I was able to delete from my sidebar the widget that I deemed to be the culprit and just to make sure it was clean, I removed a couple of other things!! Also a google group help person told me that rankwidget[dot]com often has hidden scripts that ushers in pop ups (shame on you rankwidget!!)
So after all of that deleting I went back to view my blog and VIOLA!!!! No more pops at all. My blog once again has a clean bill of health!
So moral of this story be very careful of the “Bells & Whistles” that you add to your blog because some of them come with hidden surprises!
Run regular scans and then scan some more. If things start acting crazy, immediately undo what you just did!
Once my head clears I’ll be by your spot to say HELLO!!
Peace & Love