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Re: default browser wont stick

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Old 09-01-2008
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Re: default browser wont stick


"Keith" <keith@invalid.net> wrote in message news:...
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> "Frank Saunders MS-MVP IE,OE/WM" <franksaunders@mvps.org> wrote in message
> news:uhIty64CJHA.4916@TK2MSFTNGP03.phx.gbl...
>> "Keith" <keith@invalid.net> wrote in message
>> news:ONptJ92CJHA.4176@TK2MSFTNGP04.phx.gbl...
>>> Have upgraded to service pack 3 , now every time I start internet
>>> explorer I am asked to make it the default.
>>> XP Pro , IE7 . Tried all methods I can find. Anyone help?

>>
>> It might be a security program blocking the Registry change it needs to
>> make. A few, but not all, of the programs now doing this are:
>> Ad-aware's Ad-Watch
>> IBM Access Connections
>> Kaspersky
>> McAfee VirusScan and/or Antispyware
>> Norton AV
>> Spyware Blaster
>> Spybot> Tools> IE Tweaks
>> Spybot- Teatimer
>> Spysweeper
>> Spyware Doctor
>> Windows Defender
>> Zone Alarm (free) 6.5 Reported to be fixed in later versions.
>>
>> In the case of Zone Alarm 6.5 or Norton 2007 it actually has to be
>> uninstalled. Make sure the Windows Firewall is turned on until you
>> reinstall Zone Alarm.
>>
>> Boot into Safe Mode with Networking and try the change.
>>
>> --
>> Frank Saunders MS-MVP IE,OE/WM
>> Do not reply with email

>
> Have uninstalled Spyware blaster and zone alarm 7 free ,still no go. In
> safe mode I run internet options and every time IE is no longer the
> default.
> I believe a registry key is missing, but where to look. Can I reinstall
> IE7 ?

Problem solved, install IE8 Beta 2. All OK.

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