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IE - mobile site

Discussion in 'Internet Explorer' started by Kim K, Mar 22, 2010.

  1. Kim K

    Kim K Flightless Bird

    IE must think my computer is a mobile device. It started with
    Olivegarden.com sending me to a mobile site, now its walmart, and a few
    others. No way around it, dropped all cache, history and cookies etc.
    Nothing helps. This is not a tablet PC, it is a full blown desktop system.

    Ideas?

    Thanks!
     
  2. Don Varnau

    Don Varnau Flightless Bird

    Hi,
    Go to http://www.enhanceie.com/ua.aspx to see what in the User-Agent string
    is identifying the computer as a mobile device.

    Information on editing the UA string at
    http://www.enhanceie.com/ie/troubleshoot.asp (near the bottom- look for
    "Overlong headers...)
    -
    Hope this helps,
    Don
    [MS MVP- IE]


    "Kim K" <KimK@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
    news:53C49BFB-FCB4-46E4-80DF-CF2767AEA92D@microsoft.com...
    > IE must think my computer is a mobile device. It started with
    > Olivegarden.com sending me to a mobile site, now its walmart, and a few
    > others. No way around it, dropped all cache, history and cookies etc.
    > Nothing helps. This is not a tablet PC, it is a full blown desktop

    system.
    >
    > Ideas?
    >
    > Thanks!
     
  3. Bob

    Bob Flightless Bird

    Sounds like a classic case of malware.

    Do a thorough check for malware, following all of the steps at one of these
    Web pages.
    Help with malware:
    All MS-MVP Sites.
    Consider this: Whenever a new error condition appears on your computer, it
    is almost certain that there was some change to the computer soon before the
    problem began.
    http://aumha.org/a/parasite.htm
    Unexplained computer behavior may be caused by deceptive software.
    http://support.microsoft.com/kb/827315
    http://aumha.org/a/quickfix.htm
    http://www.elephantboycomputers.com/page2.html#Removing_Malware
    http://mvps.org/winhelp2002/unwanted.htm
    http://inetexplorer.mvps.org/darnit.html
    http://www.mvps.org/sramesh2k/Malware_Defence.htm
    http://aumha.org/a/parasite.php

    So How Did I Get Infected Anyway?
    For quite a few people it's by installing programs like Messenger Plus,
    whose ads for malware don't identify the malware as such and try to convince
    you that you owe it to the author. See also:
    http://www.wilderssecurity.com/showthread.php?t=27971
    Don't ever do a "default" install of anything. Always choose Custom and see
    what else is
    being carried along. Don't install any extras you're not sure of.
    "Kim K" <KimK@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
    news:53C49BFB-FCB4-46E4-80DF-CF2767AEA92D@microsoft.com...
    > IE must think my computer is a mobile device. It started with
    > Olivegarden.com sending me to a mobile site, now its walmart, and a few
    > others. No way around it, dropped all cache, history and cookies etc.
    > Nothing helps. This is not a tablet PC, it is a full blown desktop
    > system.
    >
    > Ideas?
    >
    > Thanks!
     
  4. Robert Aldwinckle

    Robert Aldwinckle Flightless Bird

    "Don Varnau" <don_04[at]varnau[dot]org> wrote in message
    news:#mZahYiyKHA.244@TK2MSFTNGP06.phx.gbl...
    > Hi,
    > Go to http://www.enhanceie.com/ua.aspx to see what in the User-Agent
    > string
    > is identifying the computer as a mobile device.
    >
    > Information on editing the UA string at
    > http://www.enhanceie.com/ie/troubleshoot.asp (near the bottom- look for
    > "Overlong headers...)



    Or another clueless user of Creative's autouPDAter software? <eg>

    http://groups.google.com/group/micr...rt+group:microsoft.*.internetexplorer.general


    FYI

    Robert
    ---


    > -
    > Hope this helps,
    > Don
    > [MS MVP- IE]
    >
    >
    > "Kim K" <KimK@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
    > news:53C49BFB-FCB4-46E4-80DF-CF2767AEA92D@microsoft.com...
    >> IE must think my computer is a mobile device. It started with
    >> Olivegarden.com sending me to a mobile site, now its walmart, and a few
    >> others. No way around it, dropped all cache, history and cookies etc.
    >> Nothing helps. This is not a tablet PC, it is a full blown desktop

    > system.
    >>
    >> Ideas?
    >>
    >> Thanks!

    >
     
  5. Don Varnau

    Don Varnau Flightless Bird

    [Inline]

    Thanks. I didn't know that a specific culprit had been identified so
    recently.

    Don


    "Robert Aldwinckle" <robald@techemail.com> wrote in message
    news:u6okhdjyKHA.1796@TK2MSFTNGP02.phx.gbl...
    >
    >
    > "Don Varnau" <don_04[at]varnau[dot]org> wrote in message
    > news:#mZahYiyKHA.244@TK2MSFTNGP06.phx.gbl...
    > > Hi,
    > > Go to http://www.enhanceie.com/ua.aspx to see what in the User-Agent
    > > string
    > > is identifying the computer as a mobile device.
    > >
    > > Information on editing the UA string at
    > > http://www.enhanceie.com/ie/troubleshoot.asp (near the bottom- look for
    > > "Overlong headers...)


    > Or another clueless user of Creative's autouPDAter software? <eg>
    >
    >

    http://groups.google.com/group/micr...rt+group:microsoft.*.internetexplorer.general
    >
    >
    > FYI
    >
    > Robert


    > > -
    > > Hope this helps,
    > > Don
    > > [MS MVP- IE]
    > >
    > >
    > > "Kim K" <KimK@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
    > > news:53C49BFB-FCB4-46E4-80DF-CF2767AEA92D@microsoft.com...
    > >> IE must think my computer is a mobile device. It started with
    > >> Olivegarden.com sending me to a mobile site, now its walmart, and a few
    > >> others. No way around it, dropped all cache, history and cookies etc.
    > >> Nothing helps. This is not a tablet PC, it is a full blown desktop

    > > system.
    > >>
    > >> Ideas?
    > >>
    > >> Thanks!

    > >
     
  6. Kim K

    Kim K Flightless Bird

    no and all relevent processes not necessary on start up have been disabled.

    "Robert Aldwinckle" wrote:

    >
    >
    > "Don Varnau" <don_04[at]varnau[dot]org> wrote in message
    > news:#mZahYiyKHA.244@TK2MSFTNGP06.phx.gbl...
    > > Hi,
    > > Go to http://www.enhanceie.com/ua.aspx to see what in the User-Agent
    > > string
    > > is identifying the computer as a mobile device.
    > >
    > > Information on editing the UA string at
    > > http://www.enhanceie.com/ie/troubleshoot.asp (near the bottom- look for
    > > "Overlong headers...)

    >
    >
    > Or another clueless user of Creative's autouPDAter software? <eg>
    >
    > http://groups.google.com/group/micr...rt+group:microsoft.*.internetexplorer.general
    >
    >
    > FYI
    >
    > Robert
    > ---
    >
    >
    > > -
    > > Hope this helps,
    > > Don
    > > [MS MVP- IE]
    > >
    > >
    > > "Kim K" <KimK@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
    > > news:53C49BFB-FCB4-46E4-80DF-CF2767AEA92D@microsoft.com...
    > >> IE must think my computer is a mobile device. It started with
    > >> Olivegarden.com sending me to a mobile site, now its walmart, and a few
    > >> others. No way around it, dropped all cache, history and cookies etc.
    > >> Nothing helps. This is not a tablet PC, it is a full blown desktop

    > > system.
    > >>
    > >> Ideas?
    > >>
    > >> Thanks!

    > >

    > .
    >
     
  7. Donald Anadell

    Donald Anadell Flightless Bird

    "Kim K" <KimK@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
    news:A3E24958-B7CB-4CC1-B9FF-85CC2E120136@microsoft.com...

    > no


    "No" to what?

    Go to:
    http://www.enhanceie.com/ua.aspx

    Copy and paste the "User-Agent String" presented to your at that site into
    your next reply to this Newsgroup, so that it can be eliminated as the
    source of problem you are experiencing.


    Good luck,

    Donald Anadell



    > and all relevent processes not necessary on start up have been disabled.
    >
    > "Robert Aldwinckle" wrote:
    >
    >>
    >>
    >> "Don Varnau" <don_04[at]varnau[dot]org> wrote in message
    >> news:#mZahYiyKHA.244@TK2MSFTNGP06.phx.gbl...
    >> > Hi,
    >> > Go to http://www.enhanceie.com/ua.aspx to see what in the User-Agent
    >> > string
    >> > is identifying the computer as a mobile device.
    >> >
    >> > Information on editing the UA string at
    >> > http://www.enhanceie.com/ie/troubleshoot.asp (near the bottom- look for
    >> > "Overlong headers...)

    >>
    >>
    >> Or another clueless user of Creative's autouPDAter software? <eg>
    >>
    >> http://groups.google.com/group/micr...rt+group:microsoft.*.internetexplorer.general
    >>
    >>
    >> FYI
    >>
    >> Robert
    >> ---
    >>
    >>
    >> > -
    >> > Hope this helps,
    >> > Don
    >> > [MS MVP- IE]
    >> >
    >> >
    >> > "Kim K" <KimK@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
    >> > news:53C49BFB-FCB4-46E4-80DF-CF2767AEA92D@microsoft.com...
    >> >> IE must think my computer is a mobile device. It started with
    >> >> Olivegarden.com sending me to a mobile site, now its walmart, and a
    >> >> few
    >> >> others. No way around it, dropped all cache, history and cookies etc.
    >> >> Nothing helps. This is not a tablet PC, it is a full blown desktop
    >> > system.
    >> >>
    >> >> Ideas?
    >> >>
    >> >> Thanks!
    >> >

    >> .
    >>
     
  8. Robert Aldwinckle

    Robert Aldwinckle Flightless Bird

    "Kim K" <KimK@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
    news:A3E24958-B7CB-4CC1-B9FF-85CC2E120136@microsoft.com...
    > no and all relevent processes not necessary on start up have been
    > disabled.



    Disabling it doesn't change the UAS.


    >
    > "Robert Aldwinckle" wrote:
    >
    >>
    >>
    >> "Don Varnau" <don_04[at]varnau[dot]org> wrote in message
    >> news:#mZahYiyKHA.244@TK2MSFTNGP06.phx.gbl...
    >> > Hi,
    >> > Go to http://www.enhanceie.com/ua.aspx to see what in the User-Agent
    >> > string
    >> > is identifying the computer as a mobile device.
    >> >
    >> > Information on editing the UA string at
    >> > http://www.enhanceie.com/ie/troubleshoot.asp (near the bottom- look for
    >> > "Overlong headers...)

    >>
    >>
    >> Or another clueless user of Creative's autouPDAter software? <eg>
    >>
    >> http://groups.google.com/group/micr...rt+group:microsoft.*.internetexplorer.general
    >>
    >>
    >> FYI
    >>
    >> Robert
    >> ---
    >>
    >>
    >> > -
    >> > Hope this helps,
    >> > Don
    >> > [MS MVP- IE]
    >> >
    >> >
    >> > "Kim K" <KimK@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
    >> > news:53C49BFB-FCB4-46E4-80DF-CF2767AEA92D@microsoft.com...
    >> >> IE must think my computer is a mobile device. It started with
    >> >> Olivegarden.com sending me to a mobile site, now its walmart, and a
    >> >> few
    >> >> others. No way around it, dropped all cache, history and cookies etc.
    >> >> Nothing helps. This is not a tablet PC, it is a full blown desktop
    >> > system.
    >> >>
    >> >> Ideas?
    >> >>
    >> >> Thanks!
    >> >

    >> .
    >>
     
  9. PA Bear [MS MVP]

    PA Bear [MS MVP] Flightless Bird

    Always state your full Windows version (e.g., WinXP SP3; WinXP 64-bit SP2;
    Vista SP1; Vista 64-bit SP2; Win7; Win7 64-bit) as well as your IE version
    when posting in an IE-specific forum or newsgroup. Please do so in your next
    reply.

    Open IE to this page: http://www.fiddlertool.com/ua.aspx. Highlight/select
    all of the red text at the top of the page and copy it to your keyboard.
    (Also scroll down to see if an issue has been detected and a possible
    resolution offered.) Open a reply to this post & paste the contents of your
    clipboard into your reply.
    --
    ~Robear Dyer (PA Bear)
    MS MVP-IE, Mail, Security, Windows Client - since 2002


    Kim K wrote:
    > IE must think my computer is a mobile device. It started with
    > Olivegarden.com sending me to a mobile site, now its walmart, and a few
    > others. No way around it, dropped all cache, history and cookies etc.
    > Nothing helps. This is not a tablet PC, it is a full blown desktop
    > system.
     

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