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    Firefox redirect

    I need some help. Firefox redirects me to searchdiscovered.com when I try to go to eppicard.com. I am able to get to the site from other computers on my network so it is a local machine issue. I could really use some help. This is driving me crazy. I have purged Firefox and reinstalled it and still the same thing. I have restarted DNS, cleared the cookies and history in Firefox.

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    Re: Firefox redirect

    I had a similar problem with a different site and installed this Firefox extension which eliminated the issue.

    Redirect Remover

    Good Luck & hope this helps.
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    Re: Firefox redirect

    Quote Originally Posted by Tamlynmac View Post
    I had a similar problem with a different site and installed this Firefox extension which eliminated the issue.

    Redirect Remover

    Good Luck & hope this helps.
    +1 added it a while back and had no troubles to date.
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    Re: Firefox redirect

    search for "searchdiscovered.com" in about:config
    reset anything that comes up and check your addons
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    Re: Firefox redirect

    I have tried both suggestions and still nothing. Redirect remover did not work and there was nothing about searchdiscovered in about:config. I even removed all of my addons.

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    Re: Firefox redirect

    Try creating a new desktop user account and run firefox from there and see what happens.
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    Re: Firefox redirect

    Alright! I figured out the issue. It was my nsswitch.conf file. It seems that with "wins" placed in the "hosts:" location, it won't work correctly. I'm not sure why but I took out wins and now it works. Does anyone have any insight on why wins is preventing certain sites from loading?
    Last edited by nethompson; November 4th, 2011 at 11:35 AM.

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