Serpent Web Browser

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    Janice

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    Thank you for this.

    How can I modify the String value, to show mozilla only the Firefox version but not to reveal my operating system?

    What happens if I make a mistake and garble the string value?

    I also puzzled by a few small differences between yours and ClippyBeer's string values.
     
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    Try this one:

    Code:
    Mozilla/5.0 (X11; Ubuntu; Linux i686; rv:69.0) Gecko/20100101 Firefox/69.0
    Here is an extensive list of user agents for various platforms:

    http://www.useragentstring.com/pages/useragentstring.php

    Having a malformed user agent string won't break your browser - However websites that rely on them to provide certain functions may not render properly - in the case of Mozilla they use your User Agent to determine if an extension is compatible or not. Google uses it on site like Youtube and for their dreaded ReCaptcha.

    A lot of newer sites ignore the user agent and use browser fingerprinting (javascript) to determine the actual browser/OS you are using.
     
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    Janice

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    Thank you ClippyBeer. Your link above is broken.
     
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    link works fine for me, :)
     
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    You can simply remove all references to the OS:

    Code:
    Mozilla/5.0 (rv:69.0) Gecko/20100101 Firefox/69.0
    After changing it try it here:

    https://www.whatismybrowser.com/detect/what-operating-system-do-i-have

    Again, user agent spoofing will be of little use to websites that use browser fingerprinting to identify your browser/OS.

    Here is a good read on how browser fingerprinting works:

    https://pixelprivacy.com/resources/browser-fingerprinting/
     
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    Something was wrong for me yesterday. Today the link is working fine :)
     
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    Thank you ClippyBeer. I read about browser finger printing :mad: What a sh#t hole Internet has become :eek:
     
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    Portable loader is just that - if you want to make the browser portable to run from removable media.

    You don't need it if you are going to use Serpent as default browser. Just run Basilisk.exe.


    Here is the repository for all the Serpent for XP builds:

    http://o.rths.cf/basilisk/?sort=date&order=desc

    And here is Roytam's blog where he posts updates to Serpent, New Moon and others:

    https://rtfreesoft.blogspot.com/search/label/browser
     
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    Thanks, but i have another question for you ClippyBeer. It's impossible for me to use Serpent, it's heaviest browser i ever tried on windows xp.

    So, what' the lighest browser for you?
     
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    No such thing anymore - all browsers are 'heavy' because the internet is 'heavy' (Javascript, CSS, HTML5 etc.).

    You can use an older browser but many websites won't work properly.

    The lightest browser I know of is Off By One (1.2 MB). Unfortunately it only supports HTML 3.2 and NO Javascript.
     
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    Janice, earlier I clicked on that as well and wished I hadn't. It's worrying as no idea if it was intentional as a joke or an infected link. It doesn't give you much confidence.
     
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    :D:D:D

    Looks like Roytam changed hosting providers between July 13-20 and subsequently the address for his Serpent builds. The new address is http://o.rths.ml/basilisk/?sort=date&order=desc

    You can always check his blog for any updates.

    https://rtfreesoft.blogspot.com/

    Guess the old domain was taken over by squatters.

    Couldn't agree more.
     
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    No worries at all :D I am sure at least some members of the forum must have enjoyed it :D

    Your help here is greatly appreciated!
     
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    replace .cf with .ml and it should work again ;)
     
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    whats a fork,
     
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    Basically it means that someone copied the code for a program to modify it for their own purposes.
     
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