WTF are these "search assist" hyperlinks?

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KJC
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WTF are these "search assist" hyperlinks?
3 months ago

I'm seeing these everywhere now, even on my own webpage. I pay for my own hosting from Bluehost so my Wordpress page will not have any !@##$% advertisements on it, so this really made me angry today. Random words end up as blue hyperlinks (with two underscores), and this "search assist" #$%^^ pops up when you hover the mouse. I'm seeing this on many websites that I have visited for years, and which have always been free of any advertising. Is this some type of total-piece-of-worthless-garbage piece of malware that has somehow been installed on my computer? How does one get rid of these?

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