Browser ID (AKA User agent ID)
Posted on 2005-05-11
Im currently wrestling with this little line of code:
Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.1; en-US; rv:1.7.7) Gecko/20050414 Firefox/1.0.3
This, is the browser ID mozilla firefox sents to webpages, along with my windows version and service pack. And my problem is, i rather not have it sending it because of security issues, like spyware changing it to identify my browser. What i want to know is: How can i change it? I read several internet pages about it, but noone gives me a word about changing it.
I at least know it is possible, since i actually already did it once. While i was using Steganos Internet Anonym, there was an option that let you instert another line of code that would be transfered instead of the line shown above. But the main problem with the software is, that its considerably slowing my system, and that its (most probally) listning at a port for internet traffic. Since i already have a custom proxy, i cant use this piece of software.
Now, the question is: Does anyone know a way to change the browser ID? Please dont post software that listens to a port, since its useless because of my system configuration. The best would be using a hex editor to edit the line of code in the browser, but i doubt anyone ever looked into that. :) Anyhow, hope anyone can help me with this rather irritating and (from my point of view) Difficult question. Thanks in advance,