I think it’s the Shopping-Sidekick virus. Let me describe it.
It creates hot links in your browser. You click a highlighted link on a website, and you are taken to an ad page.
On my site, GaryNorth.com, I have a live link on the home page: current gold price. It takes you to my site’s gold price page. (You can also access it on the Tea Party Economist’s masthead: Check Gold’s Price.)
Now the words current gold price are highlighted on my screen. It is a hot link. When I click it, it takes me here:
The thing affects just about all websites I visit.
When I am writing an article on my site, sometimes a link will appear in my text file. It does not wait until I have posted it.
I have not yet found a way to remove it.
If you get hit and then find a removal tool that removes it, let me know. I will post an article on it. Send me a note. Just click the link. A pre-addressed email will pop up. Put Virus Removal in the subject box.