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Old 30th April 2012, 10:58 PM
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Question local Firefox redirect rules

i think my local Firefox redirect rules have been corrupted by some malware that added a rule to redirect to some site when i go to another domain. e.g., every time i go to xxx.xyz.com, after 2-3 sec, it redirects me to xxx.abc.com.

i was wondering how to fix this, i.e. in which config file would be these rules?

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Old 1st May 2012, 12:26 AM
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Re: local Firefox redirect rules

Try wiping your cookies for that site. I had some squirrelly redirects to (CSS error & black screen) for amazon due o this.
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Old 1st May 2012, 02:05 AM
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Re: local Firefox redirect rules

If you want to try resetting your firefox settings to all defaults then rename /home/<username>/.mozilla/firefox directory.
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Old 1st May 2012, 02:38 AM
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Re: local Firefox redirect rules

BTW, where are the cookies located? under /home/<username>/.mozilla/firefox?

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Old 1st May 2012, 02:49 AM
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Re: local Firefox redirect rules

Your ff cookies: ~/.mozilla/firefox/*.default/cookies.sqlite

Where "*" is your randomly generated user profile blob.
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Old 1st May 2012, 03:41 AM
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Re: local Firefox redirect rules

unfortunately, this didn't help. i went into the cookies.sqlite file using the Firefox add-on, deleted the rows associated with the site in question, reopened the browser but I still get redirected.

any other ideas what else i could try?

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Old 1st May 2012, 06:48 AM
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Re: local Firefox redirect rules

If it is redirecting after 2 to 3 seconds there may be a script on xyz.com redirecting you to abc.com. I would try hitting the red stop loading page dot before the 3 seconds are up, then view the page source of xyz.com.
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Old 1st May 2012, 06:50 AM
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Re: local Firefox redirect rules

yes, 2-3 sec. i might have to do some HTTP tracing. need to install Fiddler. but it wasn't in yum... maybe rpm
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