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When using some sites, there are many redirects and I even get a new fire fox page. Why and how can I fix this?

When using some sites, there are many redirects and I even get a new fire fox page. Why and how can I fix this?

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Installed Plug-ins

  • DivX Web Player version 3.5.5.3
  • DivX VOD Helper Plug-in
  • Google Update
  • Intel web components for Intel® Identity Protection Technology
  • Intel web components updater - Installs and updates the Intel web components
  • NPRuntime Script Plug-in Library for Java(TM) Deploy
  • Next Generation Java Plug-in 11.111.2 for Mozilla browsers
  • Shockwave Flash 26.0 r0
  • WildTangent Games App V2 Presence Detector
  • NPWLPG

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  • User Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows NT 10.0; WOW64; rv:51.0) Gecko/20100101 Firefox/51.0

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FredMcD
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That is a website issue. BUT be warned: Some re-directs are from ad-ware.

If you want to stop the redirect warning, Type about:preferences#advanced<enter> in the address bar. Under Advanced, select General Turn off Warn me when websites try to redirect or reload the page.

That is a website issue. '''BUT be warned:''' Some re-directs are from ad-ware. If you want to stop the redirect warning, Type '''about:preferences#advanced'''<enter> in the address bar. Under '''Advanced, ''' select '''General''' Turn off '''Warn me when websites try to redirect or reload the page. '''

Question owner

It's worse now.

It's worse now.
Happy112 561 solutions 5694 answers

dianet said

I even get a new fire fox page.

Could you be a bit more specific :   what does this   'new Firefox page'   look like   ?

''dianet [[#question-1168017|said]]'' <blockquote> I even get a new fire fox page. </blockquote> Could you be a bit more specific : &nbsp; what does this &nbsp; 'new Firefox page' &nbsp; look like &nbsp; ?

Question owner

Happy, some times a regular page like when you open FF. and other times the tv show I want to watch opens in a new page as well as my original page. Hope this helps.

Happy, some times a regular page like when you open FF. and other times the tv show I want to watch opens in a new page as well as my original page. Hope this helps.
cor-el
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Note that the System Details list shows you are using an outdated Firefox 51 version

  • User Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows NT 10.0; WOW64; rv:51.0) Gecko/20100101 Firefox/51.0

If you need to use plugins other than Flash then you should install the later Firefox 52.2.1 ESR version to get that latest security updates.

Firefox 52.2.1 ESR:


Firefox 52 and later releases only support the Shockwave Flash plugin and disable all other plugins. If you need to use other plugins then you can use the Firefox 52 ESR release. Otherwise you can stay with the current Firefox release version.

Why-do-Java-Silverlight-Adobe-Acrobat-and-other-plugins-no longer work.

Note that the System Details list shows you are using an outdated Firefox 51 version *User Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows NT 10.0; WOW64; rv:51.0) Gecko/20100101 Firefox/51.0 If you need to use plugins other than Flash then you should install the later Firefox 52.2.1 ESR version to get that latest security updates. Firefox 52.2.1 ESR: *https://www.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/organizations//all/ *https://www.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/52.2.1/releasenotes/ *https://www.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/52.2.1/system-requirements/ ---- Firefox 52 and later releases only support the Shockwave Flash plugin and disable all other plugins. If you need to use other plugins then you can use the Firefox 52 ESR release. Otherwise you can stay with the current Firefox release version. Why-do-Java-Silverlight-Adobe-Acrobat-and-other-plugins-no longer work. *https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/npapi-plugins

Question owner

It does not answer my question, nor solves my problem. I updated to a newer version of Fire Fox and that's when my problems started. I went back to the older version because it was OK.

It does not answer my question, nor solves my problem. I updated to a newer version of Fire Fox and that's when my problems started. I went back to the older version because it was OK.
cor-el
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What redirects do you get and how do these manifests?

Can you attach a screenshot?

What redirects do you get and how do these manifests? Can you attach a screenshot? *https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/how-do-i-create-screenshot-my-problem *use a compressed image type like PNG or JPG to save the screenshot
Happy112 561 solutions 5694 answers

dianet said

Happy, some times a regular page like when you open FF. and other times the tv show I want to watch opens in a new page as well as my original page. Hope this helps.

Thank you.

I may be completely wrong,   but my first thought was :   redirect virus. Would you try this, please : Go to the 3-bar menu => Addons => and look for any unfamiliar or suspicious looking extensions, like e.g.: SafeSearch Incognito SearchAssist Incognito When you do find any : remove them.

Then, let's run malware scans :

Further information can be found in this article :
https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/troubleshoot-firefox-issues-caused-malware?cache=no
Run most or all of the listed malware scanners.
They all work differently   -   what one program doesn't pick up, the others might.

''dianet [[#answer-988329|said]]'' <blockquote> Happy, some times a regular page like when you open FF. and other times the tv show I want to watch opens in a new page as well as my original page. Hope this helps. </blockquote> Thank you. I may be completely wrong, &nbsp; but my first thought was : &nbsp; redirect virus. Would you try this, please : Go to the 3-bar menu => Addons => and look for any unfamiliar or suspicious looking extensions, like e.g.: SafeSearch Incognito SearchAssist Incognito When you do find any : remove them. Then, let's run malware scans : Further information can be found in this article : <BR> https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/troubleshoot-firefox-issues-caused-malware?cache=no <BR> '''Run most or all of the listed malware scanners.''' <BR> They all work differently &nbsp; - &nbsp; what one program doesn't pick up, the others might.

Question owner

I have 2 add ons, Adblocker Plus and Privacy Badger that I downloaded.

I have 2 add ons, Adblocker Plus and Privacy Badger that I downloaded.
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dianet said

I have 2 add ons, Adblocker Plus and Privacy Badger that I downloaded.

You could also look for suspicious looking software in Windows'
Control Panel => Programs But whether you find anything or not :   would you run the scans anyway   ? Better safe than sorry   !

''dianet [[#answer-988437|said]]'' <blockquote> I have 2 add ons, Adblocker Plus and Privacy Badger that I downloaded. </blockquote> You could also look for suspicious looking software in Windows'<BR>Control Panel => Programs But whether you find anything or not : &nbsp; would you run the scans anyway &nbsp; ? Better safe than sorry &nbsp; !
FredMcD
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Continued; https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/questions/1170079

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Happy 112 Fred was trying to help this 66 year old American woman the best he could because your help didn't help me, Sorry

Happy 112 Fred was trying to help this 66 year old American woman the best he could because your help didn't help me, Sorry

Modified by Noah_SUMO

jglanvil 0 solutions 3 answers

Happy112:

My redirect issue with FF56.02 + Win 7 + G News is apparently controlled by whether or not I have FF set-cookie permission either on or off. So nothing suggested in that other place worked.

jg

Happy112: My redirect issue with FF56.02 + Win 7 + G News is apparently controlled by whether or not I have FF set-cookie permission either on or off. So nothing suggested in that other place worked. jg
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jglanvil said

My redirect issue with FF56.02 + Win 7 + G News is apparently controlled by whether or not I have FF set-cookie permission either on or off.

You are posting this in somebody else's thread - would you be so kind as to start your own thread  ? You can do so by clicking on 'Ask a question' at the top of this page.

So nothing suggested in that other place worked.

By 'that other place' you probably mean the MozillaZine forum (?)

''jglanvil [[#answer-1023041|said]]'' <blockquote> My redirect issue with FF56.02 + Win 7 + G News is apparently controlled by whether or not I have FF set-cookie permission either on or off. </blockquote> You are posting this in somebody else's thread - would you be so kind as to start your own thread ? You can do so by clicking on 'Ask a question' at the top of this page. <blockquote> So nothing suggested in that other place worked. </blockquote> By 'that other place' you probably mean the MozillaZine forum (?)
jglanvil 0 solutions 3 answers

Yes indeed.

Posted here because of its relevance to this somebody else's thread.

jg

Yes indeed. Posted here because of its relevance to this somebody else's thread. jg

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jg of www.holstonia.net has no idea how to send a private message here. jg

But thanks to someone for ending me one.

jg of www.holstonia.net has no idea how to send a private message here. jg But thanks to someone for ending me one.
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jglanvil said

jg of www.holstonia.net has no idea how to send a private message here. jg But thanks to someone for ending me one.

If someone has sent you a PM (Private Message) you can click on 'Reply'.

Or : if you want to send somebody a private message you can click on either their avatar or display name here (to the left of their post) - that will take you to the Private Message box.

''jglanvil [[#answer-1023095|said]]'' <blockquote> jg of www.holstonia.net has no idea how to send a private message here. jg But thanks to someone for ending me one. </blockquote> If someone has sent you a PM (Private Message) you can click on 'Reply'. Or : if you want to send somebody a private message you can click on either their avatar or display name here (to the left of their post) - that will take you to the Private Message box.