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Google Chrome browser launch as Windows app seems to hijack weblink with http and https protocol, although I have set Firefox as the default browser.

By setting associations back to Firefox as default browser again, Chrome automatically relaunch as Desktop browser. Made possible in Control Panel\Programs\Default Programs\Set Associations

If switching Chrome back to launch in Windows 8, it hijacks both protocol associations back to Chrome as default browser. And it doesn't allow me to uncheck these associations, including .webp extension. But other extensions in the list are allow to check.

Control Panel\Programs\Default Programs\Set Default Programs\Set Program Associations

I don't see I have malicious programs as my laptop is new (2 wks) with only a few fresh installation for essential programs. Furthermore, AV is also installed.

I would like to have Firefox as default browser for all protocols. Any help appreciated. Thank you.

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Just because its 2 weeks old does not mean your not infected. I have never heard of the .webp extension to be honest. – Ramhound Feb 5 '14 at 17:52
.WebP 'WebP is a new image format that provides lossless and lossy compression for images on the web. WebP lossless images are 26% smaller in size compared to PNGs. WebP lossy images are 25-34% smaller in size compared to JPEG images at equivalent SSIM index. WebP supports lossless transparency (also known as alpha channel) with just 22% additional bytes. Transparency is also supported with lossy compression and typically provides 3x smaller file sizes compared to PNG when lossy......' @Ramhound – Edwin Feb 5 '14 at 20:23

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