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    Jul 28, 2009
    Unwanted Firefox Re-directs
    Help---my browser gets taken over! On many websites (e.g., Huffington Post), when I click on a link, my browser goes to the link only very briefly before an unwanted redirect to either or Once my browser is re-directed, it's almost impossible to backtrack to the original website and it keeps re-directing to the unwanted URL. This only started to happen recently. I'm using Firefox 3.5.10 on a Macbook with Snow Leopard. Under the Firefox preferences, check boxes are checked for blocking pop-ups and java and java script is enabled. Under the security tab, check boxes are checked for blocking attack sites and web forgeries. I've tried deleting all cookies, but that didn't correct the problem. Any idea what is causing this and how I can correct it? Thanks.

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    IvanLasston's Avatar
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    Feb 26, 2010
    Rocky Mountain High, Colorado
    Try adding on noscript
    NoScript - JavaScript/Java/Flash blocker for a safer Firefox experience! - what is it? - InformAction
    and cookiesafe

    Sounds like there is some XSS that is causing some issues. The downside is that as you go to websites - you have to turn on java/javascript for the things you want - as well as cookies - but it pretty much blocks everything.

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    louishen's Avatar
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    Oct 22, 2007
    can you replicate the problem using Safari or Chrome?

    Just seeing if it is a system wide DNS re-direct
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