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Old 07-07-2016, 05:18 PM   #1
Michael Uplawski
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What's the Win7 icon in my identity-details?


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I declare to never have touched a Windows 7 system and do not claim the contrary in my LQ profile-options or otherwise. AFAIK, I am not schizophrenic, either.
 
Old 07-07-2016, 06:45 PM   #2
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What browser are you using? It may have a "agent changer" that reports your system as being windows 7.
 
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Old 07-07-2016, 09:05 PM   #3
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It's easy enough to spoof the browser agent. I have a Chrome extension installed which does just that. I haven't used it for anything in a very long time, but it'sj still there. Perhaps yours is set to tell the world that it's (whatever the name of the Windows browser is, I don't even know it)? I'm not sure exactly how this forum software identifies visitors. For instance, I don't know why my identifier seems to be unknown. I don't try to hide it, the distro is shown above.

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Old 07-07-2016, 09:32 PM   #4
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You can visit whatismyuseragent.com to see what your browser is sending out.
 
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Old 07-07-2016, 09:53 PM   #5
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.... and, www.whatismybrowser.com
 
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Old 07-08-2016, 10:38 AM   #6
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That's it, in deed.

For a long time I had used an ordinary Firefox over a Tor socks proxy. But since I have to start Tor manually, replaced this configuration by the Tor-Browser. I have not yet seen all the details of this preconfigured Firefox. It tells the World a lot of rubbish, to blend in with a majority of the other browsers and browser-users.
 
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Old 07-08-2016, 11:04 AM   #7
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Funny, this site tells me my browser is out of date, Chrome 45. In actuality my browser is Chromium 52.x.
 
Old 07-08-2016, 11:31 AM   #8
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It only knows that your browser is reporting to the site.
In chromium it reports the correct version, but says it is chrome.
Vivaldi reports correctly, but in its earlier days it reported itself as chrome.
In Firefox it reports correctly or whatever I tell the agent changer to report the browser as, for example, Firefox on windows 7, or IE on windows-whatever, or Firefox on Slackware Linux, etc., etc., etc.
 
  


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