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Cannot set Internet Explorer as default

  1. #1

    Posts : 11
    Windows 8.1

    Cannot set Internet Explorer as default

    Hello, I recently got a pretty nasty browser virus that messed with the two main browsers I use, Internet Explorer and Chrome. Now i'm pretty sure its gone though long story short I disabled Internet Explorer 11 in the process using "Turn Windows Features on off" in uninstall programs. When I re-enabled Internet Explorer it is now not on the list of programs in "Set your default programs" and neither is Google Chrome which I had to uninstall/reinstall. Now when I click a webpage shortcut I get the message "no apps are installed to open this type of link (https)". I've tried the internetexplorerdefault.exe you can download from windows but it doesn't work.

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  2. #2

    Posts : 375
    Win 8.1 64bit

    Try a System Restore. If not able to restore, consider a System Refresh which will save your data.

    System Restore - How to Do in Windows 8

    What is your AV ? You may also want to run Adw Cleaner and HitmanPro.

    HitmanPro 3 - SurfRight
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Cannot set Internet Explorer as default
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