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Firefox redirects to wyciwyg page

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For the past couple of days Firefox always redirects to a blank page when I try to visit any page on www.kongregate.com. When I use IE tab on the blank page it comes up with the url "wyciwyg://#/www.kongregate.com" where # is a number that changes occasionally. I've tried deleting my Firefox cache and uninstalling/reinstalling Firefox with no success. Kongregate.com is the only site I know this to happen on and this is the first time I've seen it do this before. It was fine two days ago and I haven't installed a new add on in months.

URL of affected sites

http://www.kongregate.com

Chosen solution

I've restarted my computer, turned it off for a while, deleted the cache by manually going into the folders, and disabled several plugins and yet the issue remains.

Any more ideas on how to fix this problem?

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Installed Plug-ins

  • -IE Tab Plug-in for Mozilla/Firefox
  • The QuickTime Plugin allows you to view a wide variety of multimedia content in Web pages. For more information, visit the QuickTime Web site.
  • Adobe PDF Plug-In For Firefox and Netscape 8.2.2
  • Default Plug-in
  • NPRuntime Script Plug-in Library for Java(TM) Deploy
  • RealJukebox Netscape Plugin
  • RealPlayer(tm) LiveConnect-Enabled Plug-In
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  • getplusplusadobe16260
  • npdivxplayerplugin
  • DivX Web Player version 1.5.0.52
  • 1.7.0069.2
  • Coupons, Inc. Coupon Printer DLL
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  • np-mswmp
  • Shockwave Flash 10.0 r45
  • iTunes Detector Plug-in
  • Yahoo Application State Plugin version 1.0.0.7
  • 4.0.50524.0
  • NPWLPG
  • Windows Presentation Foundation (WPF) plug-in for Mozilla browsers
  • NPVeohTVPlugin
  • Veoh Web Video Player Browser Plugin
  • Yahoo! activeX Plug-in Bridge
  • Next Generation Java Plug-in 1.6.0_19 for Mozilla browsers
  • Java(TM) Platform SE binary

Application

  • User Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.1; en-US; rv:1.9.1.9) Gecko/20100315 Firefox/3.5.9 (.NET CLR 3.5.30729)

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Flashblock 1.5.13
IE Tab 1.5.20090525
Java Quick Starter 1.0 (disabled)
Search Helper Extension 1.0
Veoh Web Player Video Finder 1.4 (disabled)

TTLucian 0 solutions 13 answers

I've added the following lines to C:\WINDOWS\system32\drivers\etc\hosts file and the problem went away:

127.0.0.1 www.googleanalytics.com

127.0.0.1 gostats.com

Try it and report back please.

migbox 0 solutions 1 answers

I had this problem too, with a Lenovo T410, company platform on Win 7.

I had it until I kept the FF version 3.6.28; yesterday I found (and installed) a new FF version available on company's intranet (10.0.3 ESR) and today the problem disappeared.

When I had the issue, I noticed that, on status bar, always the same address appeared: load.s3.amazonaws.com When the link I was trying to see redirected me on a different provider (akamai), the page was showed correctly.

jerrywham 0 solutions 1 answers

I have the same problem on one of my sites which use syntaxhighlighter. The issue is due to syntaxhighlighter when an email address is present in code to display.

For exemple, if I write :

// DSKSDJK language file (contains translated texts).

// @package com.dkjskdlk.dfkdjf

// @abstract DJJKFJLK language file.

// @author JOJO

// @copyright 2004-2009 JOJO

// www.dfjdkfdfjl.com - info@dkjfskfj.com

// @link http://fjksqdlfsd.sourceforge.net

// @license http://www.gnu.org/copyleft/lesser.html LGPL

// since 2004-03-03

(real project is hidden)

wyciwyg redirection is present because of info@dkjfskfj.com syntaxhighlighter try to transform this as a real link

So if I write

// DSKSDJK language file (contains translated texts).

// @package com.dkjskdlk.dfkdjf

// @abstract DJJKFJLK language file.

// @author JOJO

// @copyright 2004-2009 JOJO

// www.dfjdkfdfjl.com - info(at)dkjfskfj.com

// @link http://fjksqdlfsd.sourceforge.net

// @license http://www.gnu.org/copyleft/lesser.html LGPL

// since 2004-03-03

issue is closed.

(Sorry for my english. I hope you'll understand me ^_^)