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can't get the upgrade to over-write the older version

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i have tried to upgrade firefox but the older version keeps coming up. How do i get the newest version to over-write the older - according to my info i am using 25.0.1 which seems to be the newest version but i have some website saying i am using an older version. I have windows vista 2007

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Edit: Actually it appears your useragent is stuck at a old version. Firefox 4.0 and newer UA is not affected like this.

Acording to your System Details: User Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 6.0; en-US; rv: Gecko/20110420 Firefox/3.6.17 ( .NET CLR 3.5.30729) FBSMTWB

See this on how to reset the UA:

What is the website that is saying you have a older version?.

Is it say ? as this used to be the old Firefox start homepage (not maintained by Google anymore) up till Firefox 3.6.28 as it has been about:home ever since Firefox 4.0

Modified by James

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You may need to clear the preference that is misreporting your version number. See: Websites say that Firefox is outdated or incompatible even though it's the latest version.

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Also, the "FBSMTWB" that appears in your current user agent string (you'll see it in about:config when you venture in there) is associated with an extension that many people find annoying -- unfortunately I can't recall which one it was.

If you haven't reviewed your extensions for a while, you might want to see whether any deserve to be disabled or removed, particularly if they are nonessential or unrecognized. To open the Add-ons page, either:

  • Ctrl+Shift+a
  • orange Firefox button (or Tools menu) > Add-ons

In the left column, click Extensions.

Usually a link will appear above at least one disabled extension to restart Firefox. You can complete your work on the tab and click one of the links as the last step.

Hope that prevents your user agent from being changed back to that old version.

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FBSMTWB: Fast Browser Search Make The Web Better