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Firefox is blocking my Google.com access

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Running Firefox version 3.6.3, and this browser is blocking my accessing Google.com. AOL/Yahoo and Msn.com I can log on to, but every time I try to go to Google.com I get Google.co.uk very annoying, and it is limiting my web searches.

URL of affected sites

https://GOOGLE.COM

Running Firefox version 3.6.3, and this browser is blocking my accessing Google.com. AOL/Yahoo and Msn.com I can log on to, but every time I try to go to Google.com I get Google.co.uk very annoying, and it is limiting my web searches. == URL of affected sites == https://GOOGLE.COM

Chosen solution

What's the exact URL of the page you are being taken to?

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http://www.google.co.uk/

Chris Ilias
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Google detects which country you are in, then redirects you to the domain for that country. (Not a Firefox thing. :-) )

There should be a link on Google.co.uk that says "Go to Google.com". Click on that.

Google detects which country you are in, then redirects you to the domain for that country. (Not a Firefox thing. :-) ) There should be a link on Google.co.uk that says "''Go to Google.com''". Click on that.

Question owner

Sorry No link to Google.com, just a plain old basic page, there is an advance search option, but one should be able to switch between the world web and one's home country very easily. Was able to a few weeks ago???????????

Sorry No link to Google.com, just a plain old basic page, there is an advance search option, but one should be able to switch between the world web and one's home country very easily. Was able to a few weeks ago???????????
Chris Ilias
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Chosen Solution

What's the exact URL of the page you are being taken to?

What's the exact URL of the page you are being taken to?
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The exact URL I am being directed to is google.co.uk. It is happening with HTTP. when I use HTTPS the google.com site works fine.

The exact URL I am being directed to is google.co.uk. It is happening with HTTP. when I use HTTPS the google.com site works fine.
cor-el
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If the Google (Firefox) or Yahoo home page is in the wrong language then see:

If the Google (Firefox) or Yahoo home page is in the wrong language then see: * Google: http://www.google.com/support/bin/answer.py?answer=873 * Yahoo: http://help.yahoo.com/l/us/yahoo/homepage/troubleshooting/troubleshoot-02.html