The Firefox Web browser provides you with a lot of options to modify how you browse the Internet. Among those options is the ability to handle how redirects occur for websites that have changed the URL or Web pages that you have bookmarked, or that show up in results from search engines. While many redirects are established to be beneficial to your browsing experience, there are redirects that are intended to be malicious. If you encounter a lot of these malicious redirects in your browsing experience, you may desire to adjust Firefox to prevent all pages from redirecting you to a page that is assigned through the Web server.
Step 1: Launch Firefox.
Step 2: Click the “Firefox” tab at the top-left corner of the Web browser, click “Options,” then click “Options” again.
Step 3: Click the “Advanced” icon at the top of the pop-up window, then check the box to the left of “Warn me when websites try to redirect or reload the page.”
Step 4: Click the “OK” button.
Once you have applied this setting, Firefox will inform you whenever a website attempts to redirect you to a different URL than the page you originally tried to access.
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