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Windows 7: IE9 Says I Am Running IE7?

14 Oct 2011   #1
toughbook

 
 
IE9 Says I Am Running IE7?

I ran a tool from MS that checks your browser for security. After I ran it, it states I am running IE7. I have even noticed that sometimes I get these little banners at the top on msn.com that states I need to upgrade to IE9. I don't get it. I know I am running IE9. BTW, my security score was a 1 out of 5.

Here is the site from MS.
http://yourbrowsermatters.org/#/home


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14 Oct 2011   #2
JMH

Win 7 Ultimate 64-bit. SP1.
 
 

* Go to > IE > Help > About Internet Explorer > What does it say?
{I believe IE7 is still used on Vista & XP. Your specs say you are using Win 7 Ultimate.}


*What Security programs are you using?
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15 Oct 2011   #3
pincushion

Windows 7 x64 SP1
 
 

Could be that you are using Compatibility mode for all sites and that this is why the score?
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15 Oct 2011   #4
roncerr

Windows 8 Pro w/MC 32-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by pincushion View Post
Could be that you are using Compatibility mode for all sites and that this is why the score?
As a test I added the site to my compatibility view list but it still says I'm running IE8, which I am.
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15 Oct 2011   #5
toughbook

 
 

The About states I am running IE9 as it should. I did check and my CM was set to ALL, so I changed that back. The test still says I am running 7. How are you guys scores coming out?
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15 Oct 2011   #6
roncerr

Windows 8 Pro w/MC 32-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by toughbook View Post
...How are you guys scores coming out?
I would guess that IE=4, Chrome=2.5 and FF=2 for the latest version of each browser simply because it looks more like a marketing gimmick than a "test".

Regarding the browser version, it might be interesting to get the opinion of another website: http://www.thedance.net/browser/
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15 Oct 2011   #7
JMH

Win 7 Ultimate 64-bit. SP1.
 
 

The BEST test of all re Browser Security is YOU & your hand that controls the mouse.
You are advised to exercise caution with what you click on.
Donít engage in activities such as file sharing, warez cracks, adult content, online gambling or other high-risk behaviors.
QED.
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15 Oct 2011   #8
pincushion

Windows 7 x64 SP1
 
 

If you click on Tools and F12 developer tools what does it say at the top - should be Browser Mode:IE9 and Document Mode:IE9 standards. My browser was rated as 1 before I removed the Compatibilty Mode but perhaps it was something else and I had the second value not set properly - can't remember exactly.
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15 Oct 2011   #9
stve

Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bit
 
 

The site does not test anything it just uses browser sniffing to check what browser you are using, it would have been a lot easier to just post a chart.
When I visit the site with Opera it scores 0 but if I edit the site preferences & Mask as IE & reload Opera scores 4 out of 4
Microsoft generating FUD
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fear,_u...inty_and_doubt
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15 Oct 2011   #10
stve

Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by roncerr View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by toughbook View Post
...How are you guys scores coming out?
I would guess that IE=4, Chrome=2.5 and FF=2 for the latest version of each browser simply because it looks more like a marketing gimmick than a "test".

Regarding the browser version, it might be interesting to get the opinion of another website: Display Browser Version
When I go to that site with Opera , Firefox & Chome I see Your encryption level is strong

Display Browser Version
(Charles Roth. Version 1.01, 8 February 1999)
Your browser is Opera9.80
Your platform is en.
Your encryption level is strong.
The full user-agent string for your browser is
Opera/9.80 (Windows NT 6.1; U; en) Presto/2.9.220 Version/12.00.

IE9 no message about encryption level

Display Browser Version
(Charles Roth. Version 1.01, 8 February 1999)
Your browser is Internet Explorer 9.0
Your platform is Windows NT 6.1; WOW64; Trident/5.0; SLCC2; .NET CLR 2.0.50727; .NET CLR 3.5.30729; .NET CLR 3.0.30729; Media Center PC 6.0; .NET4.0C; .NET4.0E; Creative AutoUpdate v1.40.02
The full user-agent string for your browser is
Mozilla/5.0 (compatible; MSIE 9.0; Windows NT 6.1; WOW64; Trident/5.0; SLCC2; .NET CLR 2.0.50727; .NET CLR 3.5.30729; .NET CLR 3.0.30729; Media Center PC 6.0; .NET4.0C; .NET4.0E; Creative AutoUpdate v1.40.02).
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