YouTube redirect tracking remover

YouTube redirect tracking remover

Removes YouTube redirect tracking links from the description of YouTube videos.

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What is YouTube redirect tracking remover?

YouTube redirect tracking remover is a Chrome extension by Benjamin Räder. This extension has 37 weekly active users, a good user rating of 4.00, and was removed from Chrome Web Store a year ago. The latest version, 1.0, was updated 7 years ago.

Stats
This extension was removed from Chrome Web Store on 2021-09-04
Stats date:
Users: 37
Rating: 4.00 (1)
Version: 1.0 (Last updated: 2015-09-27)
Creation date: 2015-09-27
Manifest version: 2
Featured: No
Size: 6.61K
Risk impact: Moderate risk impact
Risk likelihood: High risk likelihood
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Summary
When you click on a link in a YouTube videos description YouTube does not directly redirect you to the target site. Instead they redirect you to a page where they can track your clicking activities and auto-redirect you to the destination page. This extension fixes that behavior by sending you to the destination site directly.

The extension is OSS and licensed under the MIT licence. You can find the source code on Github: 
https://github.com/DudeNamedBen/youtube-redirect-tracking-remover
Safety
Risk impact

YouTube redirect tracking remover requires some risky permissions and may not be safe to use. Exercise caution when installing this extension. Review carefully before installing.

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Risk likelihood

YouTube redirect tracking remover may not be trust-worthy. Avoid installing if possible unless you really trust this publisher.

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