will DOH over https control http sites with redirects
Hi, in firefox browser, if a click a link in anywhere in a http website, it redirects me to suspicious links , giving adobe updates or uc browser downloads without actually going to the intended link. Will the Doh over https settings in firefox , control those kind of redirects. I am particular about browser hijacks like folmetor.com redirects always, whenever i click on http and even in somehttps sites.
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It sounds like you probably have a virus on your computer. I'd suggest running a scan with Malwarebytes (www.malwarebytes.com) and removing anything it finds.
There are Firefox Add-ons which help block redirects: https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/search/?platform=windows&q=redirect&sort=relevance&type=extension
And Malwarebytes Browser Guard can block malicious content when you are redirected: https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/malwarebytes/?src=search
Hi, i have already enabled those but still redirects takes place
This is a new attack on browse pages by folmetor.com. i do not understand, why when my ip addresses are set over dns over https server, also produce this kind of redirects. am i missing in something. when you go to the site, there is nothing suspicious, but cliking on links on that auto redirects thro folmetor.com did you hear about folmetor annoyance
I looked up "folmetor. com" and all that I could find are scam removal tools for it so, it is obviously a scam site probably full of redirects.
Refer to your other thread for info regarding extensions to help prevent redirects.
Have you run the Malwarebytes scan?
In addition to all of the above - would you please read this article :
Run all malware scans that are listed there; what one doesn't pick up, the other one might.
i do not understand, why when my ip addresses are set over dns over https server, also produce this kind of redirects. am i missing in something.
DNS is a preparatory step in making a web request: Firefox asks your DNS resolver for the IP address of the server. Traditionally, it looks like the following, although there is a more modern numbering scheme as well:
Once this address has been retrieved, the DNS query phase is done and Firefox can send the web request.
Normally your DNS resolver is your computer's operating system, which usually sends DNS requests to your network service provider. Sending DNS requests over HTTPS prevents intermediaries from reading those requests. This is helpful for keeping your DNS queries private, just as HTTPS web requests help keep your browsing private.
However, DNS over HTTPS doesn't play any role in how servers respond to web requests, whether you get back legit results or hacked results. DNS over HTTPS also doesn't bypass malicious add-ons you might have installed in your Firefox. And similarly if you have a "man in the middle" of your connection, DNS over HTTPS doesn't protect you from what the MiTM might do to your web requests.
Hi, Jscher please explain the difference of this new introduction. previously, also, i get the website, if i click link in the search results what is real special about it. i also heard that so many are switching from other search browser to firefox and i am glad about that i continue firefox your simple explanation may give further idea about this new introduction.
Hi jraju, here's an article that discusses why many people want to take advantage of DNS over HTTPS: https://hacks.mozilla.org/2018/05/a-cartoon-intro-to-dns-over-https/
But anyway, the problem of your web results being hacked with inappropriate links will need to be solved in some other way, since securing your DNS requests can't help with that.