How to stop a web page from redirecting

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Knowing how to prevent a web page from redirecting may save you a considerable amount of frustration and increase your productivity. Some websites auto-redirect to specific sites. Although the initial site may have been free from viruses, the new site may be infected. In addition, some users may not notice a redirection and may download files, thinking the site is trusted. Stopping a website from redirecting is relatively simple.

Double-click the Internet Explorer icon to open it.

Select "Tools," "Options," "Advanced."

Check "SSL 2.0" and "SSL 3.0" under the section labelled "Security."

Double-click the Mozilla Firefox icon to open it.

Select "Tools," "Advanced" on the tab bar and then "General" on the sub-tab bar.

Check "Warn me when websites try to redirect or reload the page."

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