No, don't think so -- I don't play with anything along those lines. I'm thinking it's much more likely related to Netscape 4.73. (I did say "ancient". You thought I was kidding. Popup blocker? I settle for avoiding sites with popups when I'm on this machine.) ) I do have a Firefox on here, & don't see it with that, FWIW.
I know I'm bringing back an older thread (sorry)...but I just looked at the referrals again. The fact that there is a referral means that not only did a search engine come up with a reference to "the-w.