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How can I stop (XP Pro) IE8 from claiming itself to be the default browser ?

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I noticed a few days ago that, suddenly, IE8, which I rarely use, was popping up as the default browser whenever I clicked on an email containing a link to a website.  I have tried the tick to "Tell me if Internet Explorer is not the default browser" several times but it makes no difference.

I have been using the Avant browser for many years and am familiar with it and I find IE very annoying and relatively slow.
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by:☠ MASQ ☠
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Tools > Internet Options > Programs Tab
Uncheck the first option on that page.  Then get your favorite browser set as default
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Sorry - you said you did that already!
You need to change the setting in Avant (or if that doesn't work in the registry)
See this link
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by:dlznet
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Thank you - I did look there a few days ago but I missed it for some reason - probably panic!
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