How to Stop Link Redirects

By Richard Kalinowski

SSL security certificates help browsers identify websites and provide a safer browsing experience. These protocols help prevent constant popups and link redirection, but the security measures aren't perfect, and your computer needs to use the right settings to stop link redirects. Certain links can trick your computer into redirecting to annoying advertisements, malicious downloads or phishing websites. Enabling the right security measures takes just seconds, if you know where to click.

Step 1

Click on the Windows "Start" button, found in the lower left-hand corner of the screen.

Step 2

Click "Control Panel" from the list of options. A new window appears on your screen.

Step 3

Click the "Network and Internet" heading, then click "Internet Options." A new window pops open.

Step 4

Click the "Advanced" tab.

Step 5

Scroll the "Settings" field until you find the Security heading.

Step 6

Click to enable the following check boxes: "Use SSL 2.0," "Use SSL 3.0," "Warn about security certificate mismatch" and "Warn if changing between secure and non-secure mode." When an online link misrepresents itself and redirects to a different site, a warning will appear on screen, letting you deny the redirect action.

Step 7

Click "OK" to save your changes.