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how to find path of browsers

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Hi, i am building one program here and i need to find the .exe path of the browsers installed on the machine. How can i find these paths. I need help on this.

I am using Vb.net
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I found this key on registry call

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Clients\StartMenuInternet

Is this reliable to get the browsers that are installed on the machine and also get the .exe path.
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Alexandre Simões earned 500 total points
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Well, my best guess would be to use the Registry.

For installer browsers you have this path:
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\App Paths
Inside you'll find Google and Opera and Firefox folders, pick the Path key value inside.

Use this to read from registry:
Registry.GetValue(keyName, valueName, defaultValue)

For internet explorer I think the best way is to use:
%PROGRAMFILES%\Internet Explorer
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