How to Block Redirects

Periodically, when browsing a website on the Internet, you might end up on a different page without clicking a link or graphic. When this occurs, you have been automatically "redirected" to the other page. This is a tool that web designers use for various reasons. For example, you may be redirected from the website's old page to the new one. However, you may wish to disable the feature. Do so in your particular Web browser settings.

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Automatic redirects happen in the blink of an eye.

Internet Explorer

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Open Internet Explorer by clicking "Start," "All Programs" and selecting "Internet Explorer."

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Click "Tools," "Internet Options," and "Security."

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Click "Custom Level" and disable "Allow Meta refresh" under "Miscellaneous." Click "OK."

Firefox

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Open Firefox by clicking "Start," "All Programs" and select "Firefox."

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Click "Tools," "Options," and "Advanced."

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Select "General," "Accessibility" and click the check box next to "Warn Me When Websites try to Redirect or Reload the Page." Click "OK."

Opera

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Open the Opera Web browser my clicking "Start," "All Programs" and selecting "Opera."

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Click "Preferences" and "Advanced."

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Select "Network" and remove the check mark labeled "Enable Automatic Redirection." Click "OK."