Can't access my bank account with IE 7 beta 2

Discussion in 'Internet Explorer' started by malarkey, May 4, 2006.

  1. malarkey

    malarkey Guest

    Wells Fargo won't allow its customers to access their accounts, because IE 7
    is in beta "...for [our] protection". These are web-based accounts, so
    online access is essential. Any suggestions?
     
    malarkey, May 4, 2006
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  2. Spoof IE6. I think this came from Fiddler, I'm not sure, I just have it
    hanging around. Copy this into NotePad and save it as "IE6Spoof.reg" (make
    sure you take it off "Text Documents (*.txt)" and put it on "All Files")
    without quotes. Make sure "Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00 is the first
    line:

    Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00

    [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Wow6432Node\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Internet Settings\5.0\User Agent]
    "Version"="MSIE 6.0"
    "Platform"="Windows NT 5.1"

    [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Wow6432Node\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Internet Settings\User Agent\Post Platform]
    "SV1"=""

    [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Wow6432Node\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Version
    Vector]
    "IE"="6.0000"


    [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Internet
    Settings\5.0\User Agent]
    "Version"="MSIE 6.0"
    "Platform"="Windows NT 5.1"

    [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Internet
    Settings\User Agent\Post Platform]
    "SV1"=""

    [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Version Vector]
    "IE"="6.0000"

    I hope that helps,
     
    Rous and Associates, May 4, 2006
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  3. Lie to Wells Fargo about what version you have:
    IE7 User Agent String
    Internet Explorer 7 User Agent String
    http://blogs.msdn.com/ie/archive/2005/04/27/412813.aspx
    see also http://www.microsoft.com/windows/ie/support/default.mspx
    scroll down to:
    My favorite websites don't load correctly, or don't seem to work at all in
    Internet Explorer 7 Beta 2. What should I do?
    and see: http://www.fiddlertool.com/useragent.aspx

    --
    Frank Saunders, MS-MVP OE/WM
    Please respond in Newsgroup. Do not send email
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    Protect your PC
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    Frank Saunders, MS-MVP OE, May 4, 2006
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  4. malarkey

    malarkey Guest

    Thanks Chris. I tried it but it didn't work. Then I deleted all temp files
    and history, restarted, and tried again, but still no success. The only
    other thing I haven't done is to delete cookies, but I'm reluctant to do
    this.

    I downloaded the bank's alternate "recommended" browser Netscape, and it's
    allowing me in. Maybe I should use that browser with this bank until IE 7's
    public release?
     
    malarkey, May 4, 2006
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  5. malarkey

    malarkey Guest

    Thanks Frank. Chris had already suggested this. Please see my reply to his
    post.
     
    malarkey, May 4, 2006
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  6. malarkey

    PA Bear Guest

    After changing the User Agent String, open a new IE window & try accessing
    the URL.
    --
    ~Robear Dyer (PA Bear)
    MS MVP-Windows (IE/OE, Shell/User, Security), Aumha.org VSOP, DTS-L.org
     
    PA Bear, May 5, 2006
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  7. malarkey

    malarkey Guest

    Hi Robear
    Not sure what "user agent string" is (is that the IE6 spoof?), but I
    followed Chris & Frank's recommendation (the fiddlertool), went to
    wellsfargo.com to try to log in, and still see the following:
    For Online Access with Wells Fargo You Must Use a Supported Browser
    Wells Fargo no longer supports the browser version you are using. Please
    upgrade to a supported browser in order to get access to Wells Fargo's
    secure sites.



    MSN TV Users: Wells Fargo discontinued the use of MSN TV (formerly WebTV) on
    August 5, 2004. For more information, please see our Frequently Asked
    Questions.

    Please upgrade your browser now. We recommend that you download one of the
    following browsers for FREE, using the links below:
    Microsoft® Internet Explorer

    a.. Windows Download
    b.. Macintosh Download

    Netscape®

    a.. Windows Download
    b.. Macintosh Download

    Apple Safari®

    a.. Mac OS X 2.X (Jaguar)
    b.. Mac OS X 3.X (Panther)


    We value our relationship with you and look forward to continuing to serve
    your online financial needs in a highly secure environment.

    For assistance in updating your browser, please call us anytime at
    1-800-956-4442
    Browser Q & A

    Supported Browsers

    Wells Fargo Security

    © 1999 - 2006 Wells Fargo. All rights reserved.

    As I said earlier, I have downloaded their recommended Netscape browser, and
    it's allowing me in, so--for this one website--I can use Netscape, until
    IE7's public release--unless it's important to resolve this now.
     
    malarkey, May 5, 2006
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  8. malarkey

    manicd Guest

    I have used the registry entry to spoof my IE7 to be IE6 and have had
    no trouble whatsover accessing my accounts through Wells Fargo.

    This is what was inside IE6SP2.reg:

    Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00

    [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Wow6432Node\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Internet
    Settings\5.0\User Agent]
    "Version"="MSIE 6.0"

    [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Wow6432Node\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Internet
    Settings\User Agent\Post Platform]
    "SV1"=""

    [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Wow6432Node\Microsoft\Internet
    Explorer\Version Vector]
    "IE"="6.0000"


    [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Internet
    Settings\5.0\User Agent]
    "Version"="MSIE 6.0"

    [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Internet
    Settings\User Agent\Post Platform]
    "SV1"=""

    [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Version
    Vector]
    "IE"="6.0000"
     
    manicd, May 5, 2006
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  9. malarkey

    PA Bear Guest

    Yes, fiddlertool "spoofs" the User Agent Strings. We're all talking about
    the same thing.

    Again, I must ask if you opened a new IE window after using fiddlertool to
    "spoof" IE6.

    To see which User Agent String you're currently using, check here:
    http://www.fiddlertool.com/useragent.aspx
    --
    ~PA Bear

     
    PA Bear, May 5, 2006
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  10. malarkey

    malarkey Guest

    Hi Robear
    I can get in now with IE7 beta2. I used the fiddlertool useragent link you
    listed, clicked on the IE6 link, closed all browsers, reopened one, and WF
    is allowing me to login now.

    Thanks for your help, and to Chris and manicd for their input.

    malarkey
     
    malarkey, May 5, 2006
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  11. malarkey

    malarkey Guest

    Forgot to include Frank--he was also helpful with this.
     
    malarkey, May 5, 2006
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  12. malarkey

    PA Bear Guest

    YW. Don't forget to switch back to IE7 Beta string when you're done (after
    closing all IE windows).
    --
    ~PA Bear
     
    PA Bear, May 5, 2006
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  13. malarkey

    malarkey Guest

    So, when I'm finished at WF, I'll need to go back to
    http://www.fiddlertool.com/useragent.aspx? Do I then click on "IE7 beta2 &
    RTM" or "Undo User - Agent registry overrides"?
     
    malarkey, May 5, 2006
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  14. malarkey

    PA Bear Guest

    The former. Something similar's included in
    http://dundats.mvps.org/Internet/InternetExplr/IE_tools.htm.

    Again, you can find out your settings simply by going to
    http://www.fiddlertool.com/useragent.aspx.
    --
    ~Robear Dyer (PA Bear)
    MS MVP-Windows (IE/OE, Shell/User, Security), Aumha.org VSOP, DTS-L.org
     
    PA Bear, May 6, 2006
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  15. malarkey

    malarkey Guest

    Thanks Robear. I downloaded the IE Tools file, and have toggled between the
    2 emulations to verify that it works with my bank. (It does.) But it's
    somewhat unwieldy to have to close all open IE windows, change the
    emulations, and then open an IE window, just to communicate with my bank.
    (I'll get used to it.)

    malarkey
     
    malarkey, May 6, 2006
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  16. malarkey

    PNutts Guest

    I don't change back. I stay "spoofed". :)

     
    PNutts, May 7, 2006
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  17. malarkey

    malarkey Guest

    And you don't lose any functionality?
     
    malarkey, May 7, 2006
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  18. Frank Saunders, MS-MVP OE, May 8, 2006
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  19. malarkey

    malarkey Guest

    malarkey, May 8, 2006
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  20. malarkey

    PA Bear Guest

    If you have one or more IE7 windows open using IE7 User Agent Strings, use
    the tool to change to IE6 User Agent Strings and then open one (1) new IE
    window, you only need to close the new window after using the tool to go
    back to IE7 User Agent strings.
    --
    ~PA Bear
     
    PA Bear, May 8, 2006
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