"Why am I getting porn & sex related pages popping up when I'm on your site?"

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Author's response:  

I encourage you to check your computer for "spyware" or "Malware" programs that may have infected your machine from the internet.  These programs can perform what is known as "browser hijacking," which can include the launch of unwanted pop-up windows, insertion of artificial hyperlinks to offensive sites and altered behavior of the browser itself.  They can also enable other spyware programs to download onto your machine.  Since much of the text on our website is sexually related, you might imagine how this could interact with spyware that is supported by porn sponsors. 

Browser hijacking is becoming more and more common.  A friend of mine discovered within seconds of typing in my site address (porn-free.org) on Internet Explorer, several windows popped up with various sex/porn sites - none of which were  from Porn-free.org.

It's easy to see how people might assume that our site is the source of the trouble.  The real source was a spyware/malware infection on their machine.  It's no longer enough for the porn vendors to simply lure people via sex words and teasers on search engines.  Now they use deceptive spyware to actively recruit and drag people into the porn, in many cases against their will.

I've personally experienced spyware infections and some are incredibly difficult to remove, even with the proper removal programs.  I had to go to the extremes of having a professional clean the machine and in one case, reinstall the operating systems..  These spyware programs can even defy the "System Restore" feature in Windows.

If you think your machine might have an infection, we encourage you to obtain a good spyware/malware removal tool.

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