How to Stop Automatic Redirects on Your Browser

Most of the web browser redirects are harmful; some of them are malicious and let the virus enter on your computer. This is the reason why users want to stop the default browser from redirecting to a different site. There are many different ways to stop automatic redirects on your browser. Some of the ways are mentioned in this article.

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Steps to Stop Automatic Redirects on Google Chrome

If you are using Google Chrome as your default browser on your computer, then follow the steps mentioned below:

  • Go to the Google Chrome browser.
  • Press on the Action symbol.
  • It is located in the upper right-hand side.
  • Go to the menu.
  • Select the Settings tab.
  • Go down to the end of the display.
  • Enlarge the Advanced menu.
  • Click on the Privacy and Security option.
  • Make sure that the option is linked with Safe Browsing is turned on.
  • After turning off the browser, check if you are getting the browser redirects.
  • Press on the Add to Chrome option.
  • Start installing the Skip redirect browsing application.
  • You will get a verification prompt.
  • Press on the Yes option.
  • Now, the installation procedure gets started.
  • Let the installation process to finish.
  • Go to some of the sites which are redirecting you.
  • Check if the automatic redirect issue is fixed or not.

Steps to Stop Automatic Redirects on Mozilla Firefox

For the Mozilla Firefox browser, you have to go through the steps listed below:

  • Launch the Mozilla Firefox.
  • Press on the action option.
  • It resembles a three-line symbol.
  • This symbol is located on the upper right-hand side.
  • Go to a new menu.
  • Press on the Options button.
  • Click on the Privacy and Security option.
  • It is located in the Firefox Options window.
  • Go down to the Permissions option.
  • Go through the block context menu.
  • This procedure will stop Mozilla Firefox from launching the redirected context menu.
  • Go down to the Security option.
  • Ensure that the checkbox is linked with Block dangerous and deceptive content.
  • Make sure that the harmful redirects are turned off.
  • In case you are still facing this issue, then press on the Add to Firefox option.
  • Start installing the add-in so that you will get rid of this issue.

Steps to Stop Automatic Redirects on Microsoft Edge

Here are the steps mentioned below to stop automatic redirects on your Microsoft Edge browser:

  • Click on the Microsoft Edge browser.
  • Press on the action option.
  • This option is located on the upper right-hand side.
  • Press on the Settings tab.
  • Press on the Smart and Security option.
  • This option is located in the Settings tab.
  • Go down to the Security option.
  • This option is located in the Smart and Security option.
  • Ensure that the option is linked with the Windows Defender SmartScreen and Block pop-ups are turned on.
  • Restart the Microsoft Edge browser to permit it to make changes.

 

Jeanne E. Winfield is a self-professed security expert; she has been making the people aware of the security threats. Her passion is to write about Cybersecurity, cryptography, malware, social engineering, internet and new media. She writes for McAfee security products at mcafee.com/activate.

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