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Weird thing on when I go to Youtube.

Last posted Jan 02, 2013 at 11:57PM EST. Added Jan 02, 2013 at 08:45PM EST
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When I’m on a YT video and I switch to another address on Firefox, for a second while the page is changing it tells me in the corner of the screen that it’s transferring data from “random”. Is this something with Youtube, or do I have some problem? I already tried clearing my cache, and I don’t think this would be malware, but I guess it would be a possibility. Anyone else getting this? The page loads just fine, it’s just that the random and unofficial letters “transferring data” is a little unsettling.

Jan 02, 2013 at 08:45PM EST

It just means that it’s loading from one page to the next.

It’s always done that.

Jan 02, 2013 at 08:58PM EST

It’s not the transferring data that’s annoying me; I know it’s always done that. It’s the weird letters that have nothing to do with Youtube. I don’t get them when I go somewhere from the Youtube homepage (It also isn’t the random letters/numbers in the Youtube URL for that address either.) It’s always been like that?

Jan 02, 2013 at 09:50PM EST

It’s always been like that. Perfectly normal behavior

I believe “[random letters]” are cache or redirect servers that manage traffic going through the YouTube Network.

Jan 02, 2013 at 10:07PM EST

Okay, well if it’s nothing to be worried about, I guess this thread can be locked. I’m just always paranoid about this stuff. Thanks guys.

Jan 02, 2013 at 11:57PM EST

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