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How to stop a web page from redirecting

Updated July 19, 2017

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.

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  1. Double-click the Internet Explorer icon to open it.

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

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

  4. Double-click the Mozilla Firefox icon to open it.

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

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

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About the Author

Liam Walter is a self-employed stock operator. In addition to being a financial speculator, he is a lead writer for, and has been freelance writing since early 2001. Walter studied kinesiology at Austin Community College. Before becoming a full-time trader, Walter worked as a certified nurse's assistant in various nursing facilities.

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