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Web sites keep directing that my verison of Firefox is not up to date, but I'm using 16.0.1, what is the deal?

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I've also tried uninstalling and reinstalling and that has not helped.

Additional System Details

This happened

A few times a week

This started when...

3 weeks to month ago.

Installed Plug-ins

  • Shockwave Flash 11.4 r402
  • The QuickTime Plugin allows you to view a wide variety of multimedia content in web pages. For more information, visit the QuickTime Web site.
  • Displays Java applet content, or a placeholder if Java is not installed.
  • Office Live Update v1.0
  • AmazonMP3DownloaderPlugin 1.0.16
  • 20-20 Technologies - 20-20 3D Viewer for IKEA v5.0.93.0
  • doubleTwist Web Plugin
  • Garmin Communicator Plug-in Version 2.9.3.0
  • The Flip4Mac WMV Plugin allows you to view Windows Media content using QuickTime.
  • Pando Web Installer
  • iPhoto6

Application

  • User Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (Macintosh; U; Intel Mac OS X 10.5; en-US; rv:1.9.1.5) Gecko/20091102 Firefox/3.5.5 GTB6 FBSMTWB

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jscher2000
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Helpful Reply

There is a support article directly on point: Websites say that Firefox is outdated or incompatible even though it's the latest version. Does that work?

cor-el
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You have a corrupted user agent (Fast Brows Search: FBSMTWB) that identifies you as Firefox/3.5.5

  • Mozilla/5.0 (Macintosh; U; Intel Mac OS X 10.5; en-US; rv:1.9.1.5) Gecko/20091102 Firefox/3.5.5 GTB6 FBSMTWB

You need to reset the general.useragent.override pref on the about:config page.

  1. Open the about:config page via the location bar and do a search for general.useragent via the Search bar at the top of the about:config page.
  2. Reset all general.useragent prefs that appear bold (user set) via the right-click context menu to their default value.

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