Jun 18, 2020 User-agent spoofing is when you replace the user agent string your browser sends as an HTTP header with another character string. Major browsers have extensions that allow users to change their User-agent. We can fake the user agent by changing the User-Agent header of the request and bypass such User-Agent based blocking scripts used by websites.
- During an agent self-update operation, Windows Update Agent files may be added, modified, or replaced. For example, Windows Update Agent files that help display the user experience or that determine whether updates apply to a particular system may be added. This behavior occurs when a system is set to automatically check for available updates.
- Change the user agent string in PHP Most of PHP’s file functions can be used to open local files as well as remote files via HTTP etc. By default the user agent string passed when making an HTTP request is an empty string but it is possible in PHP to change the user agent string to something else.
Modify the user agent string sent by Internet Explorer by editing the windows registry. Internet Explorer sends a user agent string containing information about the IE version, OS version and some other information. You can edit it to add your own personal touch or to personalize your visit to a webpage. An example for a user agent Mozilla/4.0 (compatible; MSIE 6.0; Windows NT 5.1; SV1; .NET CLR 2.0.50727) if you carefully look at this string you can find that MSIE 6.0 denotes Microsoft Internet Explorer 6.0 and Windows NT 5.1 shows the kernel version of a Windows XP operating System.
Backup your Registry
Since this tweak involves editing the windows registry it is strongly recommended that a backup is made before making changes. Go to Start -> Run or [windows key] + R type regedit and press enter, the windows registry editor opens up. Go to File menu -> export, navigate to a location, give filename and click. The file is saved with a .reg extension. If you want to restore from this backup form the registry editor go to File menu -> Import and navigate to the location where you saved the file, select it to restore it.
Modify IE’s User Agent String
How To Manually Change User Agent Name
Open Windows Registry Editor by executing regedit. Navigate to the following location
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINESOFTWAREMicrosoftWindowsCurrentVersionInternet Settings5.0User AgentPost Platform
Right click on the right pane and create a new String Value. Download microsoft word for mac torrent. Give it a name, leave the data empty. The string name given will be appended to the end of the already existing user agent. If you want to remove certain values which have been added to the user agent string by the software you installed navigate to
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINESOFTWAREMicrosoftWindowsCurrentVersionInternet SettingsUser AgentPost Platform
This location might not always exist but if its there you can go there to find some String Values. You can delete/modify/add values and it’ll be inserted in between. You can see the changes below.