Thanks, I promptly removed (deactivated and deleted) the plugin and of course, all spam links went away. Thankfully, I found WP-PageNavi plugin at http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/wp-pagenavi/ which even works better and is compatible with my theme. As simple as installing and activating and, not only did it add the page number squares, it removed the comments “older posts/newer posts. Up to you to check it out. Thanks for your input.