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I have no idea how this happened, but by attempting to download the latest java version and being told my system was not compatible (always was before) I have found that both Firefox and IE browsers are "viewing" my operating system and browser type incorrectly. I used Spyber to find this out and have since tried a bunch of other advanced IP testing sites - IP and location are correct but OS and browser are consistently incorrect. I've checked and double checked my system information and it has not been altered. It still says I'm running Vista Home Premium x64 SP1 with IE 8.

When I check online using Firefox 3.0 I get:
OS: Windows 95
Browser: Internet Explorer 5.0

When I check online using IE 8.0 I get:
OS: Windows XP SP 2 Media Center Edition, .NET Framework 2.0, .NET Framework 3.0, .NET Framework 3.5,
Browser: Internet Explorer 8.0

I have tried uninstalling Firefox and reinstalling the newest release. I originally tried repairing IE 7.0, and the browser was being recognized as IE 5.0 at that point. Then I upgraded to IE 8.0 and it seems to be getting that right now. I've run Malwarebytes twice and nothing was found. Kaspersky hasn't found anything either. My friend also apparently installed and ran RegVac which concerns me (and pissed me off)!

The only "behavioral" differences are that Facebook does not display properly in Firefox - everything is all crunched up into layers and Windows Live Mail doesn't work properly in either browser but I use PopPeeper so I hadn't noticed.

I'm at a total loss. Help?

Jess
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