Featured Content Slider v2.5 and Adverting Links
FYI: In the search results for "content slider" this script is mislabeled as Featured Content Slider v2.4 not v2.5.
The following is a description of very odd behavior and I haven't been able to fully explain the behavior as I can not currently reproduce it myself.
What happens: On my client's website (PrincetonComputerTutor.com), when the Featured Content Slider v2.5 script is functioning, on his Win7 computer using FireFox browser, some words are made into advertising links (e.g., tutoring, phone, computer, etc.). The words becoming links change over time. This does not happen on Mac or in any other browsers on Win7 and in no browser on XP.
Okay, so now you are going to say he has malware on his computer... That was my first thought too, but here is why I'm not sure that is the case...
#1 His website also has these links when viewed from one of his client's computers but only on her Win7 with IE.
#2 When I was first developing his page, in WeBuilder Editor preview, I was also getting these links. But I changed one of the scripts I was using and I never saw them again. I've never seen them on his actual site even though I am using Win7 with FireFox.
#3 When I comment-out the Featured Content Slider v2.5 script, he does not see the links any more. When I let Featured Content Slider v2.5 function again, the links come back.
#5 I've checked his site/server for malware - there is none.
#6 I even changed the ShareThis bar for an AddThis bar but that did nothing. Removing both of these scripts does not change the links.
My client is going to do some additional virus scans to see if he can find anything on his computer. But, I find it odd that removing this content slider would effect the links he sees on the website... If you have ANY thoughts on what could be going on, I'd greatly appreciate it!!