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Can't Set A Default Browser

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#1 DeadheadDuke


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Posted 28 October 2006 - 11:05 AM

I am running this computer on Windows 2k Pro. and I have both Firefox and IE 6 installed. I use both browsers because I run into many situations where one or the other doesn't cooperate with a particular website.

I started getting a "Locate Link Browser" window whenever I clicked on a link in an Outlook 2003 email message. A known fix for the problem is to go into IE Tools/Internet Options/Programs and clicking on Reset Web Settings so I did that but then I noticed that the system was still defaulting to Firefox 2.0 as the system browser. Clicking on Reset Web Settings should have made IE 6 the default browser but it did not.

I tried several times to make IE the default browser with no success and then I started to think "spyware or browser hijacker." I am not sure of the bit about browser hijacker because I have seen those before and they only seemed to change the browser homepage.

If anyone has any ideas as to whether I'm experiencing a malware attack I'd love to hear from you and I'll gladly try any suggested fix.

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#2 tg1911


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Posted 28 October 2006 - 11:05 PM

Have you made sure the option in Firefox, where it should check that it's the default browser, is unchecked?
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