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Forum Thread: PSI 2.0 Beta opening Non-Default Browser

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warlok PSI 2.0 Beta opening Non-Default Browser
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PSI 2.0 Beta is opening Non-Default Browser, Opera, when clicking any link within the program. I've looked for a way to change this, is there a way? Chrome is set as the default browser in Vista.
Windows Vista 64bit
PSI 2.0 Beta Ver. 1.9.0.4001

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thedillpickl RE: PSI 2.0 Beta opening Non-Default Browser
Contributor 15th Oct, 2010 05:21
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Hi warlok;

The only thing that comes to mind is if running in a user account, with Chrome a default, is the administrator account set for Opera as the default?


Regards;

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Daddybob RE: PSI 2.0 Beta opening Non-Default Browser
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I find that this is also true, and it happens no matter what account you are using, If Opera is installed on the computer PSI ALWAYS defaults to use it no matter your settings.

I find this extremely annoying.
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mogs RE: PSI 2.0 Beta opening Non-Default Browser
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Hello.
Here is a copy of an official reply concerning default browser problems :-


"I've seen a rising number of users with problems opening links in the PSI
Therefore I've created this small guide to help our users to solve the problem.

Describing the issue:
When clicking a link in the PSI, the user will experience one of the following:
1. Error message: "An error occurred while attempting to open the specified URL"
2. The link is opened in the wrong browser.

Why is this happening?
The PSI runs in admin mode to be able to have access to all folders while scanning.
Therefore the PSI will also use the admin account default browser, which may not be the one you prefer.

How to solve:
The PSI uses the information in this registry key to determine the browser to open link in:
HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\http\shell\open\command

To see this, open the Registry Editor by typing the following in either "Run.." (WinXP) or in the "Program search field" (Vista/7) in the start menu:
regedit

Notice the path to the browser in the registry key?
If the path refers to a browser no longer in that path, the user will get the "URL error" in the PSI
If the path refers to a browser that is on the system, the PSI will open links in that browser.

To change this:
Advanced users can change the path manually, however I would not recommend this if you're not 110% sure of what you are doing.

Otherwise you can try to open your preferred browser in admin mode by right-clicking the browser icon and pick "Run as administrator".
Go to the options section of your browser and make it your default browser.
Remember to completely close the browser once you have done this as you do NOT want to browse the Internet with a browser in admin mode.

M.Hansen Secunia Support "

Hope this helps.....regards,

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Daddybob RE: PSI 2.0 Beta opening Non-Default Browser
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That fixed it. Looks like it is an Opera problem rather then PSI.

Thnaks

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warlok RE: PSI 2.0 Beta opening Non-Default Browser
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Neither of these solutions really worked for me, but they did point the way to fix it.
1. The registry entry was as described in the reply, although Opera was not installed as the default browser.
2. Google Chrome was the default browser already.
3. When in Chrome as admin it showed it to be already selected as the default.
4. In Windows (Vista) I set the default to Chrome. No luck!
5. Uninstall-ed both PSI and Opera, Used CCleaner to clear the registry.
6. Rebooted
7. Reinstalled PSI, it worked opening Chrome.
8. Reinstalled Opera, PSI worked opening Chrome.

I did try to edit the registry at step 4 without much hope knowing that changing the value is not always a simple as properly typing the path. Didn't work restored previous value. The actual value turned out to be "C:\Users\USER NAME\AppData\Local\Google\Chrome\Application\chrom e.exe" -- "%1"

Thank You for your help.
Issue resolved.
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mogs RE: PSI 2.0 Beta opening Non-Default Browser
Expert Contributor 19th Oct, 2010 22:22
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I've never had cause, personally, to use the method posted.....but have seen that it's worked for others....hence keeping the copy. I'm glad that you managed to glean something from it in order to resolve your particular situation.
It does appear to have drawn attention to the anomaly of either Opera over riding, or Secunia showing some preference tho'. I'll bear it in mind for future reference.
As your issue is now resolved; if you close the thread by pressing Accept....it will prevent tag-on posts and reminder e mails to both. Thanks and regards,

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