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I've upgraded my firefox to 3.6, but websites still recognise my version as 1.5, what did I go wrong during upgrade?

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I've upgraded my Firefox to 3.6.4 a few months back because Photobucket won't work with older versions, but I still get those 'upgrade your browser' notifications on Youtube and Live! mail. Never really gave it much thought until today, when I went to get a plugin a notification said my version was 1.5.

Where did I go wrong during the upgrading process?

I haven't yet tried a uninstall and clean reinstall, might fix the issue, but I thought I should mention this all the same.

I've upgraded my Firefox to 3.6.4 a few months back because Photobucket won't work with older versions, but I still get those 'upgrade your browser' notifications on Youtube and Live! mail. Never really gave it much thought until today, when I went to get a plugin a notification said my version was 1.5. Where did I go wrong during the upgrading process? I haven't yet tried a uninstall and clean reinstall, might fix the issue, but I thought I should mention this all the same.

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Installed Plug-ins

  • -Shockwave Flash 10.0 r22
  • np-mswmp
  • Adobe PDF Plug-In For Firefox and Netscape
  • getplusadobe15235
  • Default Plug-in
  • Wacom Dynamic Link Library
  • Next Generation Java Plug-in 1.6.0_15 for Mozilla browsers
  • DRM Netscape Network Object
  • Npdsplay dll
  • DRM Store Netscape Plugin

Application

  • User Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.1; en-US; rv:1.9.2.4) Gecko/20100611 Firefox/1.5.0.7 megaupload 1.0

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cor-el
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You have or had an extension installed (MegaUpload toolbar) that has changed the user agent from Firefox/3.6.4 to Firefox/1.5.0.7 megaupload 1.0

You can see the Firefox version at the top and the user agent at bottom of the "Help > About" window (Mac: Firefox > About Mozilla Firefox). You check (compare) what websites see: http://whatsmyuseragent.com/ - Whats My User Agent?

You can check the general.useragent prefs on the about:config page. You can open the about:config page via the location bar, just like you open a website. Filter: general.useragent If general.useragent prefs are bold (user set) then you can right-click that pref and choose Reset.

See Web sites or add-ons incorrectly report incompatible browser and Find what version of Firefox you are using See also http://kb.mozillazine.org/Resetting_your_useragent_string_to_its_compiled-in_default

You have or had an extension installed (MegaUpload toolbar) that has changed the user agent from Firefox/3.6.4 to Firefox/1.5.0.7 megaupload 1.0 You can see the Firefox version at the top and the user agent at bottom of the "Help > About" window (Mac: Firefox > About Mozilla Firefox). You check (compare) what websites see: http://whatsmyuseragent.com/ - Whats My User Agent? You can check the '''general.useragent''' prefs on the '''about:config''' page. You can open the ''about:config'' page via the location bar, just like you open a website. Filter: '''general.useragent''' If ''general.useragent'' prefs are bold (user set) then you can right-click that pref and choose ''Reset''. See [[Web sites or add-ons incorrectly report incompatible browser]] and [[Finding your Firefox version]] See also http://kb.mozillazine.org/Resetting_your_useragent_string_to_its_compiled-in_default