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iT help needed

Posted: Wed Aug 07, 2013 10:05 pm
by Johnny Ranger
Hi for the past week every time I open a posting a side bar appears stating Spelling By SpellingCow. any suggestions on as how to remove it? thanks

Posted: Thu Aug 08, 2013 7:45 am
by DG
That's very weird as the version of Spelling Cow installed on this forum has no pop-up windows or side bar alerts. It's as if you are looking at a version of the forum from 2005!

Reply to this and in the box underneath where you enter text uncheck the Spell check as I type box. See if that gets rid of it.

Drew

Posted: Thu Aug 08, 2013 10:13 am
by Johnny Ranger
Hi DG it wasn't checked but its now appearing on other tabs as I open them so not a dot.org issue. any other suggestions?

Posted: Thu Aug 08, 2013 10:17 am
by DG
ok that means it's likely working as a browser extension (or possibly a virus, but lets hope not). What browser are you using?

Posted: Thu Aug 08, 2013 10:22 am
by Johnny Ranger
old skool im afraid Explorer

Posted: Thu Aug 08, 2013 10:27 am
by DG
Ok go to IE's favourites, find the folder called links and see if it's in there. If it is, remove it.

Posted: Thu Aug 08, 2013 10:52 am
by Johnny Ranger
you know when your in a foreign country and your trying to ask directions :) well went to the favourites symbol but no folder with links also tried internet options. your patience is gratefully accepted.

Posted: Thu Aug 08, 2013 10:56 am
by DG
ok - see if it can be found in Internet Options/ Programs/ Manage add-ons

:-)

Posted: Thu Aug 08, 2013 11:11 am
by Johnny Ranger
no not there either!

Posted: Thu Aug 08, 2013 11:18 am
by DG
Weird this. I can't find any reference to this happening for years. Have you tried any other browsers? Firefox? Chrome?

Posted: Thu Aug 08, 2013 11:21 am
by Johnny Ranger
thanks DG ill try later and get back to you

Posted: Fri Aug 09, 2013 9:33 am
by Johnny Ranger
Hi DG no problems in Fire fox but i prefer explorer what would you recomend?

Posted: Fri Aug 09, 2013 9:41 am
by DG
I don't use Explorer - haven't for years. I use Chrome as my default browser pretty much for everything. I sometimes use Firefox for testing purposes (Or seamonkey Firefox derivative).

I still don't know what's going on with your Explorer problem. Very weird.

Posted: Fri Aug 09, 2013 9:43 am
by Johnny Ranger
ok thanks ill give Chrome a go as well. thanks for your time

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Posted: Wed Feb 24, 2016 8:57 am
by Highness1295
Johnny Ranger wrote:ok thanks ill give Chrome a go as well. thanks for your time
Just go with chrome. Also give more speed when browsing and more extensions to choose from.