A user agent is a computer program representing a person, for example, a browser in a Web context.
Besides a browser, a user agent could be a bot scraping webpages, a download manager, or another app accessing the Web. Along with each request they make to the server, browsers include a self-identifying User-Agent HTTP header called a user agent (UA) string. This string often identifies the browser, its version number, and its host operating system.
Spam bots, download managers, and some browsers often send a fake UA string to announce themselves as a different client. This is known as user agent spoofing.
A typical user agent string looks like this: "Mozilla/5.0 (X11; Ubuntu; Linux x86_64; rv:35.0) Gecko/20100101 Firefox/35.0".
MS Edge Mozilla/5.0 (Windows NT 10.0; Win64; x64) Apple WebKit/537.36 (HTML, like Gecko) Chrome/58.0.3029.110 Safari/537.36 Edge/16.16299 No wonder MS are stuck with both MSI and Edge.
MS Internet Explorer (MSI) V11 Mozilla/5.0 (Windows NT 6.1; WOW64; Trident/7.0; RV:11.0) like Gecko Explanation: Microsoft Internet Explorer 11.0 (32-bit) on Windows 8 (64 bit).
Explanation: Microsoft Internet Explorer 10.0 on Windows 7 (64 bit) with “Enhanced Protection Mode on. Thu writes “Basically “Enhanced Protection Mode” forces IE10 to go to pure 64 bit.
Previously there was a separate “64 bit” entry for Internet Explorer 9 in the start menu. Explanation: Microsoft Internet Explorer 10.0 on Windows 7 (64 bit).
Explanation: Microsoft Internet Explorer 9.0 on Windows 7 (64 bit). Explanation: Microsoft Internet Explorer 9.0 on Windows Vista.
Explanation: Microsoft IE 8.0 on Windows XP with Google's Chrome Frame plugin to add HTML5 features. Explanation: Microsoft IE 8.0 on Windows 7 with the ASK (aka ASK JEEVES) toolbar that is occasionally flagged as malware.
Explanation: Microsoft IE 8.0.7600.16385 on Windows 7 Enterprise on Devon x61 Tablet PC. Explanation: Microsoft IE 8.0 on Windows XP Pro SP3.
Acid= may be .NET system security permissions: Global assembly cache identity. Explanation: Microsoft Internet Explorer 8.0 on Windows 7 (64 bit) Dell Studio 1555.
Explanation: Microsoft Internet Explorer 8.0 on Windows 7 (64 bit mode) Dell Studio 1555. Explanation: Microsoft Internet Explorer 8.0 on Windows Vista Ultimate (64 bit).
Explanation: Microsoft Internet Explorer 8.0.7000.0 Beta on Windows XP in IE7 mode (methinks) cos of the MS-RTC LM 8 string. Explanation: Microsoft Internet Explorer 8.0.6001.18702 on Windows XP Home SP3 (5.1.2600), running on an HP Pavilion dv1310 laptop.
Explanation: Microsoft Internet Explorer 8 on Windows XP. Explanation: Internet Explorer 8 beta 1 (32-bit version) running on Windows Vista Ultimate x64 Edition.
Mozilla/4.0 (compatible; MSI 7.0; Windows NT 5.1; .NET CLR 2.0.50727; June 2.0) Explanation:MSI 7 running on Windows XP and MS June plug-in.
Mozilla/4.0 (compatible; MSI 7.0; Windows NT 5.1; .NET CLR 1.1.4322) Explanation: Stock MSI 7 on XP with SP2 and the inevitable .NET.
Explanation:MSI 6.x on XP with Business Everywhere which allows laptops/netbooks to use the cell (3G/EDGE) network as well Wi-Fi. Explanation:MSI 6.x on XP with a skin from news.TV who seem to specialize in the hospitality (read hotel) industry.
Mozilla/4.0 (compatible; MSI 6.0; Windows NT 5.2; WOW64; SV1; .NET CLR 2.0.50727) Explanation:MSI 6.x on XP x64 (hence the 5.2 not the more normal 5.1 since apparently it is based on Win server 2003 Sp1 or rather SV1).
Mozilla/4.0 (compatible; MSI 6.0; Windows NT 5.2; Win64; x64; SV1; .NET CLR 2.0.50727) Explanation:MSI 6.x on XP SP1 with the fiscal IM plug-in.
The People part appears to be an IE toolbar from People PC, FAQ page is located here. Explanation: Stock MSI 6.x on XP (not 5.1) suspect someone has been doodling around with the registry.
Explanation:MSI 5.01 on Windows XP SP2 with .NET framework no less. The WannadooNL shows an example of a MSI customizable header.
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The above means you no longer have to configure individual user agent strings to support common Edge scenarios, even though they are updated quite often. By default, a new AD FS installation has a set of useragentstring matches created.
And behold, then came a new web browser known as “Mozilla”, being short for “Mosaic Killer,” but Mosaic was not amused, so the public name was changed to Netscape, and Netscape called itself Mozilla/1.0 (Win3.1), and there was more rejoicing. And so Microsoft made their own web browser, which they called Internet Explorer, hoping for it to be a “Netscape Killer”.
And Microsoft grew impatient, and did not wish to wait for webmasters to learn of IE and begin to send it frames, and so Internet Explorer declared that it was “Mozilla compatible” and began to impersonate Netscape, and called itself Mozilla/1.22 (compatible; MSI 2.0; Windows 95), and Internet Explorer received frames, and all of Microsoft was happy, but webmasters were confused. And Microsoft sold IE with Windows, and made it better than Netscape, and the first browser war raged upon the face of the land.
And Gecko began to multiply, and other browsers were born that used its code, and they called themselves Mozilla/5.0 (Macintosh; U; PPC Mac OS X Mach-O; en-US; RV:1.7.2) Gecko/20040825 Camino/0.8.1 the one, and Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.1; DE; RV:18.104.22.168) Gecko/20071008 Monkey/1.0 another, each pretending to be Mozilla, and all of them powered by Gecko. And Microsoft feared Firefox greatly, and Internet Explorer returned, and called itself Mozilla/4.0 (compatible; MSI 8.0; Windows NT 6.0) and it rendered good code, but only if webmasters commanded it to do so.