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I want IE back as default browser, but the FOX isn't working with me and keeps substituting itself

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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.

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Re: I want IE back as default browser, but the FOX isn't working with me and keeps substituting itself

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

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Re: I want IE back as default browser, but the FOX isn't working with me and keeps substituting itself

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.

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Re: I want IE back as default browser, but the FOX isn't working with me and keeps substituting itself

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...

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Re: I want IE back as default browser, but the FOX isn't working with me and keeps substituting itself

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!!!