youtube mouseover or popup annoyance

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May 7, 2017 at 07:59:34
Specs: XP SP3, AMD Ath 64X2 2GB
I don't know what to call these but here's two pix:

http://golden-triangle.com/POPUP.bmp
http://golden-triangle.com/NOPOPUP.bmp

If someone knows the correct term that may help.

TIA
2017-05-07 21:55:39.95 GMT +7

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May 7, 2017 at 10:28:34
What browser are you using?

Are you using any form of advert remover (browser add-on), if so which one?

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#2
May 7, 2017 at 10:53:33
Hi Derek.

Long time no see. How you been keepim'?
How's the granddaughter? No longer little, I reckon.

I'm using Chrome with Adblock.
Same annoyance shows in Firefox.
So I "guess" it's neither a browser failure nor an advert.
It has the familiar stench of intellitext.
2017-05-08 0:53:33.15 GMT +7

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May 7, 2017 at 11:03:00
It's the channel description. On the YouTube main page, it's supposed to pop up if you hover over the channel name. If it's happening when you're not hovering the mouse over the channel name, and you're not using a touchscreen, then it's probably one of your plugins. Is that a YouTube downloader plugin there? Try disabling that. I seem to remember it'd occasionally do odd things to the site.

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May 7, 2017 at 11:57:26
Hi R2

No DL plugin here

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May 7, 2017 at 14:31:34
Yep, sure is a long time, although I've seen you around on the Programming forum at times. Not sure which granddaughter we were chatting about but all four are doing fine and the youngest is now 12.

I use YouTube a lot (with adverts blocked) and have never seen that before. I wonder if you might have picked up a bit of malware. Run this little freebie - it's particularly good at browser related stuff:

AdwCleaner:
https://toolslib.net/downloads/view...
(blue "Download Now" button on right).
Download and "Save" the file somewhere. Go to the saved file then double click it to run the program. Use the "Scan" button, followed by the "Clean" button.

If it finds anything copy/paste the log on here. If you should lose the log you can find it as a text file in the ADWCleaner folder directly off the system.

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#6
May 8, 2017 at 00:26:17
Hi Derek,

The granddaughter who saved some folks during the tsunami.

I got the adwcleaner and I'll run it and let you know.

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May 8, 2017 at 04:52:35
I ran the adwcleaner scan and looked for a log but seems it didn't create one.
2017-05-08 18:52:32.81 GMT +7

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May 8, 2017 at 07:06:50
Just so you know which direction to take this, have you tried going to YouTube with an incognito window? If it keeps happening, you'll either know it isn't caused by a plugin, or it's caused by a plugin allowed in incognito mode.

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May 8, 2017 at 08:32:17
AdwCleaner should have made a folder straight off the C drive with some txt files in it that are the logs.
I said system previously but it should have read "system drive".

Did it find anything?

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#10
May 8, 2017 at 10:19:11
Before we get too far out in the ozone look at these:

http://golden-triangle.com/POP.bmp
http://golden-triangle.com/NOPOP.bmp

This looks like youtube crap to me.

If it said "click here to claim your prize money" or some similiar rubbish I'd guess it was adware/crapware/intruderware.

2017-05-09 0:16:26.67 GMT +7

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#11
May 8, 2017 at 13:26:34
Never seen that on YouTube. Did ADW find anything?

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#12
May 15, 2017 at 08:00:07
I'm getting prompted to select best answer.

So far, apparently, no one else has seen the problem.

On my rig it shows in FF & Chrome with & wo adblock and w or wo VPN.

Dunno what that leaves us with.

2017-05-15 21:59:46.76 GMT +7

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#13
May 15, 2017 at 09:31:56
I do have a short Hosts file on my usual computer so there is a chance that removes them. These particular entries are to prevent YouTube stuff if you want to try them:

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127.0.0.1 s0.2mdn.net.
127.0.0.1 s1.2mdn.net
127.0.0.1 googleads.g.doubleclick.net.
127.0.0.1 ssl.google-analytics.com
127.0.0.1 www-google-analytics.l.google.com
127.0.0.1 stats.g.doubleclick.net
127.0.0.1 clients.l.google.com
127.0.0.1 pagead.l.doubleclick.net
127.0.0.1 www-googletagmanager.l.google.com
127.0.0.1 googleadapis.l.google.com
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I also use "uBlock Origin" advert blocker which I prefer to Adblock.

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#14
May 15, 2017 at 11:01:28
I mean, I did ask you to try incognito mode and check to see which extensions are enabled in incognito. You never reported back, so I figured it wasn't that big of a deal for you.

Other than that, you need to watch what you're hovering over, or you've got something that's giving phantom mouse positions.

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#15
May 17, 2017 at 09:14:18
Derek, those HOSTS entries didn't do it. TY

R2,

chrome extensions
AdBlock 3.10.0
Color Enhancer 1.13.2
Google Docs 0.9
Google Docs Offline 1.4
Google Sheets 1.1
Google Slides 0.9
High Contrast 0.9.3

none are allowed in incognito

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May 17, 2017 at 10:55:20
And I assume the same behavior is happening in an incognito window. Assuming you're not hovering over the hotspots, something is sending phantom mouse movement messages that happen to align with those hotspots. If I'm correct, the workaround would be to just keep your mouse moving while browsing YouTube. The solution would obviously be to find out what's moving the mouse and kill it. Unfortunately, I don't know how to go about this other than to kill all programs and remove all devices until the problem stops. If you run a program that's supposed to prevent the PC from sleeping, try starting there.

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