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Starting roughly 1-2 years ago, Google made this annoying update where they make every link across all of their products a tracking redirect.

These links are largely broken in my browser. Clicking them creates an empty popup which fails to load the clicked page.

I want an extension that does a global find-and-replace in all web content that autoconverts detected Google redirects into regular links. For example, a redirect link such as https://www.google.com/url?q=http://wikipedia.org/index.php&sa=D&source=hangouts&ust=789usg=abCD-EFGH would become http://wikipedia.org/index.php .

I found some redirect removers specific to Google Search while looking for extensions, although no global redirect removers.

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    That's not usual if redirects fail. First do full system scan using an antivirus then Malwarebytes before doing anything. – onurcano Mar 9 at 17:09
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The Don't track me Google Firefox extension (also a Chrome extension) should detect those Google redirects. This should work on all Google domains, not just Google Search. [GitHub page]

Removes the annoying link-conversion at Google Search/maps/...

This extension gets rid of Google's ugly (tracking) URL. This speeds up loading search results and allows you to normally copy links.


At the Google Search engine, search results are converted to an ugly link upon click. This link enables tracking for Google.

For example, the search entry

This addon removes Google's link-conversion/tracking feature. This speeds up loading search results and allows you to normally copy links.

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