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Since updating to version 12, I found that this version was no longer a secure browser.

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Whenever I opened Firefox the home page informed me to upgrade to the new version, this i did several times; to no avail. I decided to uninstall all previous Firefox programmes and reinstall. This made no difference and the 'firefox help page' informed me that the browser was no longer secure.

Following a suggestion from your troubleshooting guide I changed my home page, the warnings stopped; but most web sites would not load properly, if at all.

Whenever I opened Firefox the home page informed me to upgrade to the new version, this i did several times; to no avail. I decided to uninstall all previous Firefox programmes and reinstall. This made no difference and the 'firefox help page' informed me that the browser was no longer secure. Following a suggestion from your troubleshooting guide I changed my home page, the warnings stopped; but most web sites would not load properly, if at all.

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You are updated to the latest version (12.0). Your user agent is corrupted by Fast Browser Search (FBSMTWB) and that identifies you as Firefox/3.6.17

see your user agent:

Mozilla/5.0 (Macintosh; U; Intel Mac OS X 10.6; en-US; rv:1.9.2.17) Gecko/20110420 Firefox/3.6.17 FBSMTWB

you must reset user agent, see in the link the "Other causes" to do that easily

see also that page about Fast Browser Search, how to uninstall (FBSMTWB in the user agent).

http://help.fastbrowsersearch.com/


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Chosen Solution

You are updated to the latest version (12.0). Your user agent is corrupted by Fast Browser Search (FBSMTWB) and that identifies you as Firefox/3.6.17

see your user agent:

Mozilla/5.0 (Macintosh; U; Intel Mac OS X 10.6; en-US; rv:1.9.2.17) Gecko/20110420 Firefox/3.6.17 FBSMTWB

you must reset user agent, see in the link the "Other causes" to do that easily

see also that page about Fast Browser Search, how to uninstall (FBSMTWB in the user agent).

http://help.fastbrowsersearch.com/


thank you

Please mark "Solved" the answer that really solve the problem, to help others with a similar problem.

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Many thanks for solving this rather big problem for me. As it turned out the fix was quite quick and very successful, again thank you.

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you are welcome mgarry