1.    29 Oct 2015 #1
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    Is there a software that can...


    Block a selected program from making any file type associations?

    say I havea program that automatically associates types, I don't want it to, so I add it to a list that bans associations coming from it.
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  2.    30 Oct 2015 #2
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    W10 Insider + Linux

    Once you install it, you should be able to associate files with extensions you don't want that program to open, to open with something else.
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  3.    30 Oct 2015 #3
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    Windows 7

    Quote Originally Posted by greenhand View Post
    Block a selected program from making any file type associations?

    say I havea program that automatically associates types, I don't want it to, so I add it to a list that bans associations coming from it.
    Not possible.

    File associations are just registry entries. Any program running with sufficient rights to change these entries (an admin level account) will have almost unrestricted access to the registry. There is no way to block this.
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  4.    30 Oct 2015 #4
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    Windows 10 Pro

    I would not use a program that forces file associations. Even the annoying Windows Media Player asks if it should register itself as standard player for a given file type.
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  5.    30 Oct 2015 #5
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    Quote Originally Posted by altae View Post
    I would not use a program that forces file associations. Even the annoying Windows Media Player asks if it should register itself as standard player for a given file type.
    Yes, most of them ask which associations it should use during the install. all major like ones like VLC, Daum etc. do, that's no reason not to use them as long as you set them up properly. Almost every one beats WMP handily.
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  6.    30 Oct 2015 #6
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    64-bit 10240 10 Pro

    I can block anything With Avast AIS.
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