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#233825 4-May-2018 17:09
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Is there a way to block redirects from happening on a web site? One can block pop ups but I have not found a way to stop a web site redirecting to another web page. Have tried MS Edge with the app uBlock and Chrome with no success.

 

A 100% web page redirect blocker is what I am after. If this is not possible let me know, Thanks.





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  #2007987 4-May-2018 17:38
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Why do you want to do this? 301 / 302 redirects are often very valid things for a website to send to a browser.


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  #2007989 4-May-2018 17:41
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Blocking redirects would not be a good idea

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  #2008053 4-May-2018 18:45
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That would break all the http to https redirects... some sites won't even serve content on http



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  #2008054 4-May-2018 18:49
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To often block ads. Some sites for example bring up soft porn. The original site is not necessarily a dodgy site. Would want the option of turning redirects on or off so 100% block is not essential. Just want the option.




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  #2008056 4-May-2018 18:55
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geek4me: To often block ads. Some sites for example bring up soft porn. The original site is not necessarily a dodgy site. Would want the option of turning redirects on or off so 100% block is not essential. Just want the option.


Sounds like the websites have been hacked if that is occurring. I have come across this a bit recently, such as a wordpress stes that hasn’t been kept up to date.

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  #2008058 4-May-2018 18:56
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The redirect would generally be served without content so you would just be staring at a blank page if you didnt redirect to the new URL.





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  #2008065 4-May-2018 19:03
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Use an ad blocker.


 
 
 
 




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  #2008073 4-May-2018 19:13
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Ads was a bad word choice. Trying to block some sites web pages redirects not all ads.




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  #2008082 4-May-2018 19:31
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Stay off p0rnhub

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  #2008083 4-May-2018 19:33
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have not tried any but here is some google suggestions

 

https://www.wikihow.com/Block-Page-Redirects

 

 

 

 



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  #2008322 5-May-2018 09:14
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Thanks for all the help, will try the Wikihow options. I've learnt from here that not all Redirects are bad when I thought they were so no need for a 100% blocker.





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  #2008326 5-May-2018 09:34
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Not all redirects are bad e.g. if you access Geeekzone using http it will send a redirect to https (and issue a HSTS header so next time you enter http the browser knows to use https instead, saving the redirect).

 

What I think you are looking for is a tool to block pop-ups and hijacks. This will most likely be a combination of browser, safe browsing and anti-malware on your device. Using a DNS such OpenDNS will help too.





 

 

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  #2008338 5-May-2018 10:19
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Redirects where one does not switch to another web site from e.g. http to https is fine when both sites are the same name like geekzone, one does not even notice these redirects. It's the ones that maliciously switch you to another site that are a concern or at best a nuisance.

 

Meanwhile I tried the wikihow option for Edge "Help protect me from malicious sites and downloads" and that was already set but did not stop it redirecting. Will look at OpenDNS.





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  #2008347 5-May-2018 10:59
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what anti virus/malware are you using? I would download and run Norton Power Eraser to double check you are not infected with something already.

 

https://us.norton.com/support/tools/npe.html

 

 

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  #2008351 5-May-2018 11:15
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Malwarebytes is also good but I don't think the OP has a virus issue

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