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I keep downloading 5.01 and it tells me I am not up to date and at risk

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My version of firefox is quite old. I keep being told to download a newer version - 5.01. I have now done this 4 times and once downloaded I get no response. I have tried shutting down my laptop and restarting but the same thing happens. If I ignore it and proceed I get told my browser is not up to date and I am at risk.

My version of firefox is quite old. I keep being told to download a newer version - 5.01. I have now done this 4 times and once downloaded I get no response. I have tried shutting down my laptop and restarting but the same thing happens. If I ignore it and proceed I get told my browser is not up to date and I am at risk.

Additional System Details

This happened

Every time Firefox opened

This started when...

today

Installed Plug-ins

  • Adobe PDF Plug-In For Firefox and Netscape 10.1.0
  • NPRuntime Script Plug-in Library for Java(TM) Deploy
  • The QuickTime Plugin allows you to view a wide variety of multimedia content in Web pages. For more information, visit the QuickTime Web site.
  • Default Plug-in
  • Office Plugin for Netscape Navigator
  • Shockwave Flash 10.0 r22
  • iTunes Detector Plug-in
  • GEPlugin
  • Next Generation Java Plug-in 1.6.0_24 for Mozilla browsers
  • 4.0.60531.0
  • Windows Presentation Foundation (WPF) plug-in for Mozilla browsers
  • Google Updater pluginhttp://pack.google.com/
  • Google Update
  • DRM Netscape Network Object
  • Npdsplay dll
  • DRM Store Netscape Plugin

Application

  • User Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.1; en-GB; rv:1.9.0.10) Gecko/2009042316 Firefox/3.0.10 WinTSR 05.03.2010

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the-edmeister
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Your UserAgent string in Firefox is probably messed up by another program that you installed, and websites think you are using an old version.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/User_Agent

type about:config in the URL bar and hit Enter
If you see the warning, you can confirm that you want to access that page.
Filter = general.useragent.
Right-click the preferences that are bold, one line at a time, and select Reset.
Then restart Firefox

Your UserAgent string in Firefox is probably messed up by another program that you installed, and websites ''think'' you are using an old version. <br /> [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/User_Agent] type '''about:config''' in the URL bar and hit Enter <br /> ''If you see the warning, you can confirm that you want to access that page.'' <br /> Filter = '''general.useragent.''' <br /> Right-click the preferences that are '''bold''', one line at a time, and select '''''Reset'''''. <br /> Then restart Firefox