Youtube.com weird behaviour

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  1. MacBH928 macrumors 68020

    MacBH928

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    Ummm...
    am not sure if this is a virus or trojan
    but lately on my Safari and Firefox
    when I go to Youtube.com

    it takes me to the website theblackyoutube.com
    am not sure how this works, or why it happens

    If I click to direct link to a youtube video, say a link i clicked from google search, it works just fine.

    anyone knows why this happens?
    but it doesnt happen all the time, only sometimes

    the only thing I can think of is that I have hotspot shield installed, but its not even running. I also used hotspot shield for a long time, this just started happening now

    ?
     
  2. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere

    GGJstudios

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    What method are you using to go to YouTube? Are you clicking a bookmark or link? Typing in the address bar? If typing in the address bar, what exactly are you typing and is autocomplete changing it? If a bookmark or link, verify it contains the right link.

    One thing is certain: it's not a virus. No viruses exist in the wild that can run on Mac OS X, and there never have been any, since it was released 10 years ago. The handful of trojans that exist can be easily avoided with some basic education, common sense and care in what software you install:

    Read the section "Why am I being redirected to other sites?" in the link above.
     
  3. MacBH928 thread starter macrumors 68020

    MacBH928

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    thanx for ur reply
    i type the address in the bar
    still same issue...
    it only happens sometimes
    not all the times

    ill try to see if something is wrong withing my dns settings and get back to you

    I live outside the USA , will changing the dns to google affect my inet speed?
    i recall i did this once and youtubr videos took a lot more time to load
    maybe there is a dns specific to my isp?
    i dunno
     
  4. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere

    GGJstudios

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    namebench can help you choose safe DNS servers that maximize performance for your location.
     
  5. MacBH928, Aug 4, 2011
    Last edited: Aug 4, 2011

    MacBH928 thread starter macrumors 68020

    MacBH928

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    thanx a lot man for the great tips!
    it appears that I have been using Google's DNS without me knowing
    must had forgotten about it

    any way I did the namebench thing
    and I got 3 DNS:
    1) opendDNS: 208.67.220.220
    2) Secondary server: my router ip which stats 192.168.
    3) something called a tertiary server

    shall I use the OpenDNS only?
    and shall I put the other openDNS : 208.67.222.222
    or not? it didnt appear to me in the namebench results!

    whats a DNS any way, is it like proxy, a server that filters things?
    and one last thing, does this will conflict with my ISP's dns or something?

    I appreciate your help a lot, sorry to sound so noob
     
  6. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere

    GGJstudios

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