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Whjy is Firefox the only browser that supports a constant redirect from to

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I am constantly being redirected to a site at when I try to go to www.foxnews,com. I have blocked the site, but the redirect is still there and I cannot get past it to go to my intended page. The demdex site is an ad for Adobe and it is really starting to make me over the edge.

No other browser gives me this problem. I have no problem with IE, Chrome or Opera.

I am an old cranky man and if there is a solution, I will need step by step instructions as I have no children around. We all iknow a child can fix this stuff, but old men cannot.

Please help me. I like Firefox but this one issue will drive me away.

Thank you

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Try Firefox Safe Mode to see if the problem goes away. Safe Mode is a troubleshooting mode, which disables most add-ons.

(If you're not using it, switch to the Default theme.)

  • On Windows you can open Firefox 4.0+ in Safe Mode by holding the Shift key when you open the Firefox desktop or Start menu shortcut.
  • On Mac you can open Firefox 4.0+ in Safe Mode by holding the option key while starting Firefox.
  • On Linux you can open Firefox 4.0+ in Safe Mode by quitting Firefox and then going to your Terminal and running: firefox -safe-mode (you may need to specify the Firefox installation path e.g. /usr/lib/firefox)
  • Or open the Help menu and click on the Restart with Add-ons Disabled... menu item while Firefox is running.


Once you get the pop-up, just select "'Start in Safe Mode" Safe Mode Fx 15 - Win

If the issue is not present in Firefox Safe Mode, your problem is probably caused by an extension, and you need to figure out which one. Please follow the Troubleshoot extensions, themes and hardware acceleration issues to solve common Firefox problems article for that.

To exit the Firefox Safe Mode, just close Firefox and wait a few seconds before opening Firefox for normal use again.

When you figure out what's causing your issues, please let us know. It might help other users who have the same problem.

Thank you.