Remove IExplore.EXE from your Start Menu Internet

After I installed 360 Standard Explore, it removed my default internet browser from FireFox to Internet Explorer in start menu. My operation system is still old Windows XP on this computer.

I first checked in FireFox Tools->Options->Advanced->General, it’s still shows:

System Defaults

Always check to see if Firefox is the default browser on start up — Firefox is currently your default browser.

So the issue is not here. So I ran regedit from run command, and I checked

HKEY_CURRENT_USER->Software->Clients->StartMenuInternet does set  (default = FIREFOX.EXE)

Then I searched

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE->SOFTWARE->Clients->StartMenuInternet, and found FIREFOX.EXE key are setting correctly. But HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE->SOFTWARE->Clients->StartMenuInternet default = IEXPLORE.EXE, this is why system did not run FIREFOX.EXE settings. So clear default value (now shows Default = value note set), then system will run Firefox when you click Internet from start menu.

The issue fixed.

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About qianggan

Sr. Software Engineer
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