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When I try to install an add-on it says "only with Firefox - get Firefox Now" and I am doing this from Firefox which I updated to the latest version before trying to install the add-on

When I try to install an add-on it says "only with Firefox - get Firefox Now" and I am doing this from Firefox which I updated to the latest version before trying to install the add-on

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I went into about:config and searched for user agent then removed anonymized by Abelssoft 1397394576 from the string and also changed it from NT 6.2 to NT10.0 as I am using Windows 10. retied to install add-on, all worked like a dream. Thank you for the help

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  • Shockwave Flash 32.0 r0

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  • User Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows NT 6.2; rv:70.0.1) Gecko/20100101 Firefox/70.0.1 anonymized by Abelssoft 1397394576

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jscher2000
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Hi Dave-Fr, it's because you are using some software that modifies your browser identification in a way that the Add-ons site doesn't understand. To this forum, your Firefox identified itself as

Mozilla/5.0 (Windows NT 6.2; rv:70.0.1) Gecko/20100101 Firefox/70.0.1 anonymized by Abelssoft 1397394576

Are you using "GoogleClean" or "GClean" or other Abelssoft software?

Hi Dave-Fr, it's because you are using some software that modifies your browser identification in a way that the Add-ons site doesn't understand. To this forum, your Firefox identified itself as Mozilla/5.0 (Windows NT 6.2; rv:70.0.1) Gecko/20100101 Firefox/70.0.1 '''anonymized by Abelssoft 1397394576''' Are you using "GoogleClean" or "GClean" or other Abelssoft software?
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I am using AntiBrowserSpy from Abelssoft

I am using AntiBrowserSpy from Abelssoft
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jscher2000
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See whether they can stop modifying your user agent string with their advertising.

See whether they can stop modifying your user agent string with their advertising.
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cor-el
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Any addition to the user agent apart from Firefox/70.0.1 makes the Add-ons website fail. You can try to save the extension (right-click and use "Save Link As") and install the extension locally via the about:addons page (click the cogwheel button).

Any addition to the user agent apart from Firefox/70.0.1 makes the Add-ons website fail. You can try to save the extension (right-click and use "Save Link As") and install the extension locally via the about:addons page (click the cogwheel button).
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I went into about:config and searched for user agent then removed anonymized by Abelssoft 1397394576 from the string and also changed it from NT 6.2 to NT10.0 as I am using Windows 10. retied to install add-on, all worked like a dream. Thank you for the help

I went into about:config and searched for user agent then removed anonymized by Abelssoft 1397394576 from the string and also changed it from NT 6.2 to NT10.0 as I am using Windows 10. retied to install add-on, all worked like a dream. Thank you for the help
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