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I use a GSM internet plan for accessing internet from my laptop. They allow only one application to use internet at a time. I think they track the application with their user agent. So installing a proxy on my laptop and modifies all user agent to a single one may solve my problem.

So please suggest me a good proxy software for the problem. I tried CNTLM, but it didnt modify the user agent, eventhough it has an option for that.

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You should be able to do this using mitmproxy (may need some Python scripting) or Privoxy.

In Privoxy, you can just set the hide-user-agent setting.

I wonder if that will actually fix it. What a horrible ISP.

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