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Websites are unable to see that I am running Firefox broswer.

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Netflix and Hotmail are the main problem. Both of them are are asking me to update my browser. I already have Firefox 3.6.22 installed. Disabling any and all Plug-In's has done nothing.

I think it may be a configuration problem in my About:Config, but I do not know what it is. Is there a way to force Firefox to report a certain version to websites?

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Your UserAgent string in Firefox is probably messed up by another program that you installed.
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

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Your UserAgent string in Firefox is probably messed up by another program that you installed.
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

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All right! Sweeet, thank you! That has been bothering me for a while now. HUGE help.