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WTF is Youtube "Snap" button ?

Discussion in 'BlackHat Lounge' started by IamNRE, Sep 3, 2014.

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  1. IamNRE

    IamNRE Jr. VIP Jr. VIP Premium Member

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    So there is this annoying little "popup" annotation that I just don't think is created by youtube (I can't find any info about it any where).

    I noticed it today for the first time after I went to youtube and a new tab opened up (a popup TAB - not popup window).... I checked it out thought it was strange and then closed it to go to youtube..... only to see that little crap.

    Does anyone know what it is? Do I have malware or adware or something?

    how do I get rid of it?

    see screenshot here: http://i.imgur.com/DxEV5xQ.png

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    looks like a new feature on YT but who knows...btw sent you a pm John.
     
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    Check the list of plugins installed on your chrome browser, it might have been installed without your knowledge. I'd also run a scan for malware.
     
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    might be a addon you installed on browser, I don't see anything nor there is any news.
     
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    Someone is trying to earn from you :)
     
  6. IamNRE

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    Yep... running "malwarebytes" right now, so far its found 21 dodgy objects.

    I think so... but I have "ad blocker" :D


    EDIT: I found the program that was causing it..... its a chrome extension; https://chrome.google.com/webstore/detail/awesome-screenshot-captur/alelhddbbhepgpmgidjdcjakblofbmce

    They must have updated it to make it do that.... but you can turn off that youtube annotation in OPTIONS.

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