Feb 162008
 


After dealing with some viruses and spyware, you may have come across a situation in Internet Explorer where the default prefix “http://” is missing. For example, if you type in www.windowsreference.com into Internet Explorer, it will never add the “http://” in front


Solution

go to Start>Run> type regedit press enter

Now you need to navigate to the following key from the left pane

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE>SOFTWARE>Microsoft>Windows>CurrentVersion>URL>DefaultPrefix

and look in the right pane, there will be only one key, what is its Value Data,should be “http://”which is the deafult value.

That’s it now it should work without any problem
Some other useful values

“ftp”=”ftp://”
“gopher”=”gopher://”

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  One Response to “Fix for http:// prefix not adding in internet explorer”

  1. These settings are already set correctly but IE still refuses to add the default prefix.

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