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purplePHofHP
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HP Sure Click removes security from *.jpg file, then uses MS Photo instead of FF

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Elitebook 840 G6
Microsoft Windows 10 (64-bit)

I suspect that this is an HP Sure Click feature, since I don't experience it on my Acer. In Firefox, when I click on a link to (say) URL https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/50391276698_452acd0c04_o_d.jpg, I am prompted to remove the protection. Then MS Photo is used to open the image, even though Firefox is set to open such files with Firefox app.

 

I often surf a lot of information at once, and I'm trying to organize what info is in what tab of what instance of which browser. Having this pre-empted is not helpful. How can I reign in this security exuberance?

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I'm debating whether to disable HP Sure Click. I understand the idea of protection from malware online. I'm not sure, however, what the benefit is of asking me whether I want to remove protection of email attachments or files linked to from web pages, e.g., Word/PDF files, image files. It significantly interferes with my work flow to browse a document using Chromium (which Sure Click uses for PDFs), use MS Photo intsead of Firefox for images, and not being able to use the former to advance/regress through a sequence of saved *.jpg files.

 

Other than simply asking to remove protection from all files, what other benefits is there from HP Sure Click? I assume that sandboxing is no longer in effect if I choose to remove the protection.

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