Firefox redirector?

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  1. Drew99GT

    Drew99GT Registered Member

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    Does anyone know the about:config entry to turn this thing back on? I did the infamous PCflank browser security test and failed the privacy part and was instructed to turn the redirector off. Now, many many massage boards no worky :D Thanks
     
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    How did you turn it off? Does the screenshot show what you modified?
     

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    no, that's not it. It was just one of the commands in about:config
     
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    That screenshot is from about:config. Is that entry in your about:config?
     
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    Ok, my bad! No that is not the entry; the entry I changed went from 2 to 0. It was to turn the redirector off entirely.
     
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    If the entry in the screenshot is in your about:config file, what value does it show?
     
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    OK, I'm a moron; it's the referrer I need to change!!!
     
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    Find the referrer line in about:config, double click the line, and change the value.
     
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    OK, I got it!!! Thanks a lot for the help though ronjor. Regarding the PC Flank test; is this a major privacy concern to have it on?
     
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    Hmm, is the PC Flank website down? I can't get to it. o_O
     
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    yes it is
     
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    It's just another way to track your travels on the Internet. As you found, some really want to know where you're coming from.
    Most browsers have a way to disable sending that info.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Referer
     
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    There is a extension available that can manipulate the browser referrer, sadly i forget the name.

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    Hi Lamehand,

    I believe the extension is: Redirect Remover 1.1

    -- Tom
     
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    Yep, that's the one, thanks lotusclat79. :cool:

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    If I am thinking of the same thing, there is also an extension called RefControl. I use it and it works well. Can be set on an site by site basis.
     
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