> I use Bing as my default search tool. I've recently noticed that on
> some web pages, Bing inserts green double underlines on certain words
> or phrases. If the cursor brushes over one of them, a Bing
> advertising popup displays.
> This happens on web pages which I loaded without using Bing. I have
> my popup blocker turned on
> Is there a way to prevent this annoyance?
Oh, certain web pages. Are they secret web pages?
I can't tell if Bing is involved at all. There are advertising services
within a web page. When the mouse hovers over them, the ad or link to
it will show up. That's called an Intellitext ad link. See:
The name is used only because they were the first proliferator of this
advertising scheme. There are plenty of others uses the same scheme.
You'll have to block those sources to get rid of the nuisance, like with
an ad-blocker proxy or add-on to your web browser, using a hosts file
(to redirect their IP addresses to a non-existent host, or yours if you
don't run a web browser), or other ad-blocking methods.
Since you didn't bother to mention any actual pages, no one can tell
whose page had the Intellitext ad links or to where they point. Bing is
a search engine. So is Google. Yahoo has one and do many others. That
a web page in their results list uses Intellitext ad links has nothing
to do with the search service itself.