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try and access bbc website and get redirected to hola, cant access any bbc site why?

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Every time i try and get on to a bbc website i get redirected to hola even with links from webpages. I also had an rss link from the bbc news on the site bar in firefox this also takes me to hola, how do i stop this ?

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Is this a Firefox only problem, or does the same happen in Internet Explorer?

Assuming Firefox only, if you temporarily disable all of your extensions, does that make any difference? You can do that here:

orange Firefox button (or Tools menu) > Add-ons > Extensions category

After restarting Firefox, try http://www.bbc.co.uk/ again. Any change? If you still get redirected, could you reply with the specific URL?


Another thing to check would be your connection settings. Open this dialog:

(WIN) orange Firefox button (or Tools menu) > Options > Advanced
(MAC) Firefox > Preferences > Advanced
(LINUX) Edit > Preferences > Advanced

On the Network mini-tab, click the Settings button. To use the default connection used by IE, choose "No Proxy" or "Use System proxy settings".

This might require a restart before it takes effect. Any difference?

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Is this a Firefox only problem, or does the same happen in Internet Explorer?

Assuming Firefox only, if you temporarily disable all of your extensions, does that make any difference? You can do that here:

orange Firefox button (or Tools menu) > Add-ons > Extensions category

After restarting Firefox, try http://www.bbc.co.uk/ again. Any change? If you still get redirected, could you reply with the specific URL?


Another thing to check would be your connection settings. Open this dialog:

(WIN) orange Firefox button (or Tools menu) > Options > Advanced
(MAC) Firefox > Preferences > Advanced
(LINUX) Edit > Preferences > Advanced

On the Network mini-tab, click the Settings button. To use the default connection used by IE, choose "No Proxy" or "Use System proxy settings".

This might require a restart before it takes effect. Any difference?

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Thanks it was the proxy settings that had hola the address in don't know how that got there, but the problem is now sorted by toggling the no proxy's button Thanks for your help Jscher 2000