Question by [email protected]: If my Outlook Express is my default email program, why in the Internet Options “programs” tab it is grayed out
My default browser is Yahoo.
Answer by druidmatt
Assuming your an Administrator user, I think it’s one of three things:
1. A symptom of a “Browser Hijack”. Scan your computer with software like Lavasoft Ad-Aware with up-to-date definitions.
2. Some other email program is being a little too agressive in making sure it provides you with that “maintenance free” “always reliable” experience.
3. Just one of those things. You can do a repair install of Internet Explorer (which is the code behind most of what you see in “Internet Options” whether you’re actually using IE or not) by going to Start -> Settings -> Control Panel -> Add/Remove Programs and selecting Internet Explorer, then choosing the “Repair” option. On your system, it may or may not look like this:
Of course, you say that Outlook is your default email program. If it’s actually working correctly as your default email program – it opens up outlook when you click on an email link – then I would stop after looking at number one and leave well enough alone.
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