I want IE back as default browser, but the FOX isn't working with me and keeps substituting itself
While Foxfire is good for some things, I want IE back as the default. I have tried the Microsoft suggestions, but things are not working or there. Ex: it says to go to Add Delete programs which is suddenly not there (it's as if the Fox has hidden things to ensure it's survival as default).
I'm sure that I am not the only person to ever want it removed as default.
Additional System Details
- User Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (compatible; MSIE 9.0; Windows NT 6.0; Trident/5.0; SLCC1; .NET CLR 2.0.50727; Media Center PC 5.0; .NET CLR 3.5.30729; .NET CLR 3.0.30729; .NET4.0C)
hello, firefox certainly doesn't hide any entries & plays fair game ;-)
first of all please go to firefox > options > advanced > general and uncheck Always check to see if Firefox is the default browser on startup.
afterwards make IE the default browser on your system, either go to IE > tools > internet options > programs > make default or refer to microsoft's documentation how to change default programs in the control panel: http://windows.microsoft.com/en-us/windows-vista/Change-which-programs-Windows-uses-by-default
I had high hopes - I unchecked, then went to IE and made IE the default - then I opened an e-mail link and up came Firefox.
Although I requested IE to notify, the default changed to Firefox WITHOUT Notification.
This is probably part of it, but there must still be a piece missing.
are you applying the default browser change while you're logged in with an account that has admin rights? otherwise i have no idea what could cause the problem. maybe also try a scan for malware with different programs: free version of malwarebytes, microsoft safety scanner & kaspersky security scan or try to contact microsoft's support...
Modified by philipp
Yes. we only have 1 account and I have administrator authority.
I even tried to restart the computer - the check box was still unchecked - I tried to open something - it asked me if I wanted IE - I said yes and up came Firefox.
The malware scan just ran and is clear.
My next thought is to uninstall Firefox!!!