Why do some sites say my browser is out of date (v 3.6) when I am using Firefox 17.0.1 and am on the release update channel for automatic updates?
Even your own analysis below, sees my browser as v. 3. What gives?
Re: Why do some sites say my browser is out of date (v 3.6) when I am using Firefox 17.0.1 and am on the release update channel for automatic updates?
Hi, what's going on is that you have a "stuck" user agent. The user agent is what your browser tells websites so the sites can identify things like version and operating system.
At some point around Firefox 3.6.18 you installed the Fast Browser Search toolbar (likely through some third party program, and possibly not intentionally). It changed a setting in Firefox and "locked" the user agent. Even though you're updating the browser, the user agent isn't updating.
There are two ways to get it fixed:
You can either reset Firefox settings (easier) or change the settings manually:
The Reset Firefox feature can fix many issues by restoring Firefox to its factory default state while saving your essential information.
Note: This will cause you to lose any Extensions, Open websites, and some Preferences.
To Reset Firefox do the following:
Go to Firefox > Help > Troubleshooting Information.
Click the "Reset Firefox" button.
Firefox will close and reset. After Firefox is done, it will show a window with the information that is imported. Click Finish.
Firefox will open with all factory defaults applied.