How to Stop Redirecting in Explorer & Firefox

Web pages can automatically redirect you to other Web pages, but you can disable this action in your Web browser. Internet Explorer and Mozilla Firefox both have a setting that disables the redirect action for Web pages. This setting also prevents Web pages from automatically refreshing, or reloading themselves. Disabling redirects can be particularly useful if you need to view a page that a website is quickly redirecting you away from.

Instructions

  1. Internet Explorer

    • 1

      Click the gear icon at the top-right corner of the Internet Explorer window and select "Internet Options."

    • 2

      Click the "Security" tab at the top of the Internet Options window that appears.

    • 3

      Click the "Custom Level" tab on the security pane.

    • 4

      Scroll down to the "Miscellaneous" section in the list of security settings and click "Disable" under "Allow META REFRESH."

    • 5

      Click "OK" twice.

    Firefox

    • 6

      Click the "Firefox" menu button and select "Options" in the menu.

    • 7

      Click the "Advanced" icon at the top of the options window.

    • 8

      Click the "General" tab at the top of the advanced pane.

    • 9

      Click the "Warn Me When Websites Try to Redirect or Reload the Page" checkbox in the accessibility section.

    • 10

      Click the "OK" button.

Tips & Warnings

  • Click the "Tools" menu in Firefox if you don't see the "Firefox" button.
  • Click the "Tools" menu in Internet Explorer if you don't see the gear icon.
  • If you frequently receive unexpected redirects in Internet Explorer or Firefox, you might have a virus or other malware program installed on your computer. Run a virus scan to check for problems.
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