|Disable TopText's ThiefWare
ad links on Your site.
We are happy to introduce 3 ways to disable eZula's TopText ThiefWare
links for Web site owners who want to protect their Web sites. TopText is also referred to
as the Yellow Linking Virus though it is not a true virus in the strict technical
sense. The 3 script methods are:
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IMPORTANT NOTE: Internet Explorer (MSIE) users on
Windows98 operating systems: The copied code from MSIE doesn't always preserve the new
line carraige returns properly when pasted into NotePad. In order to preserve the
carraige returns (very necessary to avoid script errors), you may need to paste the code
into WordPad and save the file as a plain text file. Follow the
rest of the instructions as is stated.
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This script actually goes into the code that eZula's TopText writes to the pages and
rewrites the eZula tags so that they won't spread their yellow underlined links over your
Web pages. The main advantage to RidText is there are NO more refreshes because the
RidText disabler directly attacks the code responsible for putting out the links. RidText
goes one step further by alerting your visitors that they have the ThiefWare application
TopText installed on their systems. It also gives your visitors the option of learning
more about ThiefWare and how to avoid getting ThiefWare onto their computers. This is all
done with a very small script foot print.
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An equally effective method at stopping / removing TopText links from showing up on your
pages. It uses cascade style sheet tags to take control before TopText has a chance to
spread those yellow links over your pages. This is a very simple way of defeating TopText.
Thanks to Patrick Crampton from SgtSearch.com for
discovering this method.
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This disabler continues to work by refreshing the page.
Currently if a person reloads the page once with the browser, the links go away. This
Link Free. However, it should be noted that it's possible in the future this script
might be defeated by new versions of eZula's TopText with yellow links.
For now this will work to keep your pages clean. While you may not need to
adjust the refresh delay time for your pages, there is an option to adjust the time in
seconds for the delayed refresh - default setting is 5 seconds.
To increase the delay time, enter the time in seconds for the delayed refresh and click
the Set button.
If most of your pages take longer than 5 seconds to download (the time it
takes the text of the pages to display in MSIE - MSIE loads text while images download),
we recommend increasing the seconds long enough to allow the text on your web pages to
download. You could set a shorter delay, but setting it too short may not remove the
super-imposed links in which case you would need to increase the delay time.
Click the Select the Script button to
select the code and then copy and save the TopText Disabler script below into
extension (i.e. disable.toptext.js).
Put this file in the root directory of your web domain. For example, if
your domain was named http://www.companydomain.com
the file's URL would be http://www.companydomain.com/disable.toptext.js.
Click the Select the Plugin Code button to select the
second code below and then copy the Code Include
into each web page between the <head> and </head> HTML tags on your web site
to activate the TopText Disabler.
root directory, the script will perform as it is suppose to. If you cannot put the script
in the root directory as is the case with GeoCities, Tripod and other site communities,
you will need to make one minor change to the Code
Include so that the correct reference is made.
For example: Your home page is http://www.tripod.com/members/58745/.
You would put the TopText Disabler script file there. The file's URL would be
and you would edit the Code Include
Notice that the URL starts with a slash mark ( / )
and contains the directory structure from the root domain onward. This will ensure correct
referencing of the script at all times. I have done what I can to make this script as easy
as possible to install on anyone's web site including people that are new to HTML.
Notice: Some people may find that they have to
put the Code Include near the
Important: Sites that have a contract with a
banner ad delivery service that get paid a commission on banners shown might be violating
the contract by refreshing pages via scripts. Many banner services prohibit refreshes on
Web pages sporting their banners as this interferes with banner statistics and other
operations of the banner ad services. Check with your banner ad service before installing
scripts that refresh your Web pages. For sites running 3rd party ads such as Google Ads or
other similar ad structures, this refresh script should not be used.
Generally, refreshes do not cause problems with web pages where there is no
need for concern with refreshes.