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    Default wrong address redirect in firefox to pishing

    When I type in the address bar a wrong address or a keyword to search firefox redirect me to searchportal.information.com I think a pishing site or similar.
    I expect firefox should search by google here, shouldn't it?

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    Default Re: wrong address redirect in firefox to pishing

    I think it will depend on the intelligence of the initial input.

    ie; if you feed it gobbledegook you'll get that back
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    Default Re: wrong address redirect in firefox to pishing

    Make sure that google is set as your preferred search (check the search window).

    Redirection on a bad url is sometimes done by ISPs and DNS providers. You can try using the google DNS servers to see if that helps you avoid the problem.
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    Default Re: wrong address redirect in firefox to pishing

    Quote Originally Posted by nrickert
    Make sure that google is set as your preferred search (check the search
    window).

    Redirection on a bad url is sometimes done by ISPs and DNS providers.
    You can try using the google DNS servers to see if that helps you avoid
    the problem.

    Hi
    OpenDNS auto redirects to it's own search on typos etc....

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    Default Re: wrong address redirect in firefox to pishing

    I just use google dns.
    I use on my opensuse 12.1 KDE 4 different browser: chrome, firefox, konqueror and rekonq.
    Only with firefox I have this strange redirection, and you?

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    and you?
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    Default Re: wrong address redirect in firefox to pishing

    Quote Originally Posted by speedygeo View Post
    Only with firefox I have this strange redirection, and you?
    I don't have that with any browser (firefox, opera, chromium, konqueror).
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