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Strange Fruit

Posted: Wed Nov 06, 2019 8:25 pm
by richmond62
Everytime I type www.youtube.com I am redirected via something called
www.gositedeal.com to another site called ww-youtube.com, and, similarly
when I type www.amazon.co I am redirected via www.gositedeal.com
to another site called www.emazon.co.

I have tried deleting cookies and so forth, but the problem continues.

Re: Strange Fruit

Posted: Wed Nov 06, 2019 8:53 pm
by SparkOut
You have been installed with "malware", probably an addon to firefox.

Re: Strange Fruit

Posted: Wed Nov 06, 2019 9:17 pm
by FourthWorld
Is this on a Mac with an unsupported OS version?

Re: Strange Fruit

Posted: Wed Nov 06, 2019 9:19 pm
by richmond62
No: MacOS 10.14.6

Presumably Malware, if it has been installed as Firefox add-ons

[Waterfox]

"just" removing the add-ons won't be sufficient.

Re: Strange Fruit

Posted: Wed Nov 06, 2019 9:24 pm
by richmond62
Well, that is a source of great joy:

I removed ALL of my add-ons from Waterfox, restarted Waterfox and the
problem has gone away.

Thank you SparkOut for your very great help. :D

Being a bit stupid, I did NOT note down the names of all the add-ons before I removed them:

BUT they were all aimed at downloading youtube content.

Neither Avast nor AVG picked these up.

https://eandt.theiet.org/content/articl ... ons-store/

Re: Strange Fruit

Posted: Wed Nov 06, 2019 10:08 pm
by FourthWorld
If you can pin down which extension caused that and report it to Mozilla they'll remove it and probably also ban the author, useful for others.

Re: Strange Fruit

Posted: Thu Nov 07, 2019 5:28 am
by mwieder
Here's what I use for downloading youtube content:

https://en.savefrom.net/1-how-to-downlo ... ube-video/

Just set this as a bookmark, don't download the helper app. There's a malware doppelganger of the helper app around somewhere, and I'm not sure how to tell the difference. But the website does the job neatly.

Re: Strange Fruit

Posted: Thu Nov 07, 2019 8:45 am
by richmond62
Thanks, Mark; that's extremely useful information. :)

Re: Strange Fruit

Posted: Thu Nov 07, 2019 8:59 am
by richmond62
Someone got 'there' first:

https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefo ... e/reviews/

"This add-on recently started redirecting users with malware-like behavior to ww-youtube.com when visiting youtube.com"
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Re: Strange Fruit

Posted: Thu Nov 07, 2019 10:45 am
by Klaus
For anyone missing the context, the band in the movie is named "Strange Fruit".
I can really recommend the movie, very very funny! :-)

Trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FADiGMfYuBI

Re: Strange Fruit

Posted: Thu Nov 07, 2019 4:50 pm
by FourthWorld
I thought you were referring to the Billie Holiday song.

Re: Strange Fruit

Posted: Thu Nov 07, 2019 5:55 pm
by Klaus
No, we weren't. :D

Re: Strange Fruit

Posted: Sat Nov 16, 2019 7:22 pm
by richmond62
Here's what I use for downloading youtube content:

https://en.savefrom.net/1-how-to-downlo ... ube-video/
If I post the URL of what I wish to download there, as you suggested, I end up being directed to all sorts of betting and gambling pages . . .

Re: Strange Fruit

Posted: Sat Nov 16, 2019 7:30 pm
by mwieder
Mmmm... time to fix your browser add-ons. Sounds like you're still getting hijacked.

Re: Strange Fruit

Posted: Fri Nov 22, 2019 1:56 pm
by StrategicERP
Are you using Mac or Windows? coz I have faced this problem when I was using windows
This is how I overcame from this issue
I deleted all my cookies, history. In short, I formated my chrome-like I deleted everything from my chrome then that issue got resolved!
Still, I can't find why and from where that issued arrived.