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I've downloaded the latest version of Firefox a number of times, yet when I install it websites keep insisting that I have the older version.

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Websites such as the Firefox/Google search page and DeviantArt keep insisting I have the old version; I don't!

Chosen solution

Your user agent is corrupted by Fast Browser Search (FBSMTWB) and that identifies you as Firefox/3.5.5

see your user agent:

Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 6.0; en-US; rv:1.9.1.5) Gecko/20091102 Firefox/3.5.5 FBSMTWB

you must reset user agent

see also these pages and threads about Fast Browser Search (FBSMTWB in the user agent).

http://help.fastbrowsersearch.com/

http://www.pccybertek.com/2009/05/remove-fast-browser-search


thank you

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This happened

Just once or twice

This started when...

When the new version was released.

Installed Plug-ins

  • The QuickTime Plugin allows you to view a wide variety of multimedia content in Web pages. For more information, visit the QuickTime Web site.
  • Shockwave Flash 11.1 r102
  • iTunes Detector Plug-in
  • NPRuntime Script Plug-in Library for Java(TM) Deploy
  • Next Generation Java Plug-in 1.6.0_29 for Mozilla browsers
  • 4.0.60831.0
  • Adobe PDF Plug-In For Firefox and Netscape 8.3.1
  • NPWLPG
  • The plug-in allows you to open and edit files using Microsoft Office applications
  • Office Authorization plug-in for NPAPI browsers
  • getplusplusadobe16248
  • np-mswmp

Application

  • User Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 6.0; en-US; rv:1.9.1.5) Gecko/20091102 Firefox/3.5.5 FBSMTWB

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Chosen Solution

Your user agent is corrupted by Fast Browser Search (FBSMTWB) and that identifies you as Firefox/3.5.5

see your user agent:

Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 6.0; en-US; rv:1.9.1.5) Gecko/20091102 Firefox/3.5.5 FBSMTWB

you must reset user agent

see also these pages and threads about Fast Browser Search (FBSMTWB in the user agent).

http://help.fastbrowsersearch.com/

http://www.pccybertek.com/2009/05/remove-fast-browser-search


thank you

Please mark "Solved" the answer that really solve the problem, to help others with a similar problem.