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Old 03-20-2017, 09:45 PM
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Default What's the deal with Firefox?

I usually use Firefox to browse the internet. Problem is, lately when I go to ActuarialOutpost I get a weird text screen.

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https://www.google.com/uds/api/search/1.0/581c068e7ad56cae00e4e2e8f7dc3837/default+en.I.js?&noj=1
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(function() {
var _UDS_CONST_LOCALE = 'en';
var _UDS_CONST_SHORT_DATE_PATTERN = 'MDY';
var _UDS_MSG_SEARCHER_IMAGE = ('Image');
var _UDS_MSG_SEARCHER_WEB = ('Web');
var _UDS_MSG_SEARCHER_BLOG = ('Blog');
var _UDS_MSG_SEARCHER_VIDEO = ('Video');
var _UDS_MSG_SEARCHER_LOCAL = ('Local');
var _UDS_MSG_SEARCHCONTROL_SAVE = ('save');
var _UDS_MSG_SEARCHCONTROL_KEEP = ('keep');
var _UDS_MSG_SEARCHCONTROL_INCLUDE = ('include');
var _UDS_MSG_SEARCHCONTROL_COPY = ('copy');
var _UDS_MSG_SEARCHCONTROL_CLOSE = ('close');
var _UDS_MSG_SEARCHCONTROL_SPONSORED_LINKS = ('Sponsored Links');
var _UDS_MSG_SEARCHCONTROL_SEE_MORE = ('see more...');
var _UDS_MSG_SEARCHCONTROL_WATERMARK = ('clipped from Google');
var _UDS_MSG_SEARCHER_CONFIG_SET_LOCATION = ('Search location');
var _UDS_MSG_SEARCHER_CONFIG_DISABLE_ADDRESS_LOOKUP = ('Disable address lookup');
var _UDS_MSG_SEARCHER_NEWS = ('News');
function _UDS_MSG_MINUTES_AGO(AGE_MINUTES_AGO) {return ('' + AGE_MINUTES_AGO + ' minutes ago');}
var _UDS_MSG_ONE_HOUR_AGO = ('1 hour ago');
function _UDS_MSG_HOURS_AGO(AGE_HOURS_AGO) {return ('' + AGE_HOURS_AGO + ' hours ago');}
function _UDS_MSG_NEWS_ALL_N_RELATED(NUMBER) {return ('all ' + NUMBER + ' related');}
var _UDS_MSG_NEWS_RELATED = ('Related Articles');
var _UDS_MSG_BRANDING_STRING = ('powered by Google');
var _UDS_MSG_SORT_BY_DATE = ('Sort by date');
var _UDS_MSG_MONTH_ABBR_JAN = ('Jan');
var _UDS_MSG_MONTH_ABBR_FEB = ('Feb');
var _UDS_MSG_MONTH_ABBR_MAR = ('Mar');
var _UDS_MSG_MONTH_ABBR_APR = ('Apr');
var _UDS_MSG_MONTH_ABBR_MAY = ('May');
var _UDS_MSG_MONTH_ABBR_JUN = ('Jun');
var _UDS_MSG_MONTH_ABBR_JUL = ('Jul');
var _UDS_MSG_MONTH_ABBR_AUG = ('Aug');
var _UDS_MSG_MONTH_ABBR_SEP = ('Sep');
var _UDS_MSG_MONTH_ABBR_OCT = ('Oct');
var _UDS_MSG_MONTH_ABBR_NOV = ('Nov');
var _UDS_MSG_MONTH_ABBR_DEC = ('Dec');
var _UDS_MSG_DIRECTIONS = ('directions');
var _UDS_MSG_CLEAR_RESULTS = ('clear results');
var _UDS_MSG_SHOW_ONE_RESULT = ('show one result');
var _UDS_MSG_SHOW_MORE_RESULTS = ('show more results');
var _UDS_MSG_SHOW_ALL_RESULTS = ('show all results');
var _UDS_MSG_SETTINGS = ('settings');
etc...
And this is only on my home computer, not at work. This one is running Windows Something (whatever it auto-updated to a couple of months ago).

Any ideas what's going on here? Had to make this post with Internet Explorer.
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Old 03-20-2017, 09:52 PM
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When I cutty-pastey the web address you list above I get (in chrome) the same text crud you do. So, it would seem that the question is "why is redirecting you from www.actuarialoutpost.com to "https://www.google.com/uds/api/search....."?

How are you trying to get to the website? Bookmark? Typing in the first letter or two and using autocomplete? Typing in the whole thing?
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Old 03-20-2017, 11:22 PM
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That script is for the Google Custom Search box in the upper right corner. I have no idea why your browser is autocompleting that on its own. Weird.
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So, why don't you have this site bookmarked? So much easier.
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Old 03-21-2017, 08:44 AM
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So, why don't you have this site bookmarked? So much easier.
So, why don't you have this site opened all the time? So much easier. Set the browser to reopen prior session tabs whenever you restart the browser.
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Old 03-21-2017, 11:40 AM
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It does that after about 3 seconds of displaying the AO homepage. I'll mess around with it more later and see if any of you blind squirrels something something grumble grumble.
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maybe you have malware that's redirecting you?
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