I need some information to know what's happening:
1. www.facebook.com 2. nothing/not sure 3. no 4. it usually starts to go to the site I typed (sometimes actually goes to the site), but then redirects to the alternative site.
This seems to happen randomly. For instance, yesterday was the first time I was directed to www.washingtonpost.com instead of myspace.com...Today, when going to www.chicagotribune.com/sports it went to the site but didn't finish loading and then automatically redirected to myspace.com.
Not sure...although it does happen when I use a bookmark, so I assume that doesn't make a difference. I'll try it next time, but either way, it feels I should be concerned about figuring out what the problem is and fixing it.
Do a malware check with a few malware scan programs. You need to use all programs because each detects different malware.
http://www.malwarebytes.org/mbam.php - Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware
http://www.superantispyware.com/ - SuperAntispyware
http://www.safer-networking.org/en/index.html - Spybot Search & Destroy
http://www.lavasoft.com/products/ad_aware_free.php - Ad-Aware Free
I'm running Windows 7, w(and Norton's Internet Security in the background) and using Google Chrome, and I have the exact same problem, and only with the same website www.facebook.com. I am continually redirected to www.washingtonpost.com. I can not replicate the error with any other website other than facebook. See attached screen shot. Fascinating.
Again, same Windows 7 user here, I have replicated the same problem in Internet Explorer. The problem follows only this one site, and not the browser.
I highly doubt there is any malware on this computer, but I will run a scan.
I ran a full system scan in Norton's, which only found and removed cookies. After removing all cookies, I rebooted, and problem was resolved. While loss of connectivity to Facebook is fine, even a good thing perhaps, I was more curious as to the cause. There are forums across the internet with people discussing being redirected from www.facebook.com to www.washingtonpost.com, so there is definitely something to this, that in my case, had nothing to do with Firefox.
I have a mac and both Firefox and Safari do the same to me they redirect me to a myspace page when I type in my favourite newspaper's address...the funny thing is that this myspace page has a facebook address
here it is: