LINKS on my website I did NOT create - Has my site been hacked?

Last Update: January 16, 2014

Does anyone have any idea what is happening here, please?

This a copy of one of many alien links that have appeared on my website. There were 6 on one page, all by 'bestLyrics', some with different referral sites (eg. OneTwoDown.com; MasteringCashFlow.com; SuperBingo.com ...). Interestingly, there are 6 such links on each of the 11 pages of my site, using what must be key words, plus the book ads displayed below.

I installed Google Chrome today at WA's suggestion, since I was having problems seeing WA's new format with Internet Explorer. I immediately had problems with pop-ups appearing with Google Chrome, so installed Adblock Plus.

When I opened my website using Google Chrome, I saw the links.

They are not visible as links when I'm in Edit mode.

They are not visible when I open my website using Internet Explorer.

I did not add these images below to my site either. This is on a page headed "Awaken the Genius Within" - as can be seen, two books advertised here refer to Anthony Robbins' Book "Awaken the Giant Within" which probably prompted these links.

The URL for my site is www.yourwonderfulmind.com There are 6 links on the opening page - Health and Wealth ; worst enemy ; sweet nothings ; great heights ; aim ; print

I'd like to know if anyone else can see these links if they have Google Chrome as a browser (or any other different browser), as this is a bit of a worry if my website has been hacked.

Also, has anyone else experienced this before?

How do I get rid off these links, since they do not appear when I'm in Edit mode?

I have AVG Security (not the free version) and I'm running a scan now, which is clear so far at 70% scanned (it takes ages).

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mackiejw Premium
I can't see any of these links. I am using Firefox exclusively. Can't stand chrome or IE
John
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Animate Premium
Thanks for looking John. Strange, for I can see them using Firefox and I accessed my site as an outside visitor, not as the editor.
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mackiejw Premium
I just went through all your pages.....I see NOT ONE of those duckers.
John
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Animate Premium
Thank you so much John - going through all my pages! Strange how your Firefox browser does not see it, while mine does. Maybe they are different versions.
Right now the links have disappeared, but I still have a problem to clear up.
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mackiejw Premium
Good you could get rid of them.
John
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mikesdesk Premium
normally once you click opt-out it does just that, perhaps using Malaware may have slowed the process. I know it's worked fine for me on each site.
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Animate Premium
I've exited the site and re-entered and the links are still there. If the opt out button is clicked, it says that 'Opt-Out Has Been Set', like it has been done.

I have a backup to my site, I wonder if I re-installed it would these links disappear. Of course, since I was using Internet Explorer, where these links are not visible, I may have done a backup which included the links.

I've just tried out FireFox (I now have 3 browsers to choose from) and that also show the same links. What a bother!
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Animate Premium
Mike, please check my latest UPDATE about this problem.
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mikesdesk Premium
Hi Animate
Your problem is a simple one, at some stage you agreed properly without realizing it to allow adverts to be placed on your site. To remove them, simply click on the ? mark and it gives you the option to cease all adverts for all time. Let me know if that fail.
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Animate Premium
Just check my website and links are still there although removed from my computer by Malawarebytes.
If I click the ?mark , Mike, I'm taken away to a Nav-Links site, where it says I can 'Opt Out' - which I did several times bu the links are still there on my site.
This is what the Nav-Liunks site says .....
"This advertisement was served by Nav-Links. NL helps useful browser extensions and toolbars remain free in exchange for displaying relevant advertisements and messages from time to time.
If you no longer wish to receive Intext Nav-Links advertisements on your computer then click here to opt-out."
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Shmizer Premium
Hey Animate,

I'm not sure what that is, but I recommend installing the plugin called WordFence. It's free and is like an anti virus / hack protection for your site.

Good luck.

Richie
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Animate Premium
Thanks Richie, I'll do that.
In the meantime, Malawarebytes finished its scan and found 6 problems - all by bestLyrics -viz..... C:\Windows\Tasks\bestLyrics-15-chromeinstaller.job (PUP.Optional.Lyrics.A) -> Quarantined and deleted successfully. All have now been deleted.
I have yet to check my site to see if that is clear.
Makes you wonder why these b*s go to the trouble when they'll just get deleted in the end.
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Shmizer Premium
Yeah of course no problem ;)

Good, that should definitely help. Yeah I know right
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Nessa60735 Premium
What this looks like to me is malware and a potential hack. I would scan your computer with your antivirus software and then try changing the password on your website to be on the safe side
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Animate Premium
Thanks - I'm currently running a Malawarebytes scan. The AVG virus security scan came up clean.
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Animate Premium
See above results of scan - there was something there, but problem not resolved ... yet.
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