In Windows, when an application tries to load a web page, the default browser is loaded without any user interaction.
Can anyone recommend Windows software that will intercept the call before the browser is loaded and offer the user a prompt asking whether or not they want to load the URL?
Ideally, but not required, the software could allow certain user-specified applications to load URLs without prompting.
Also, ideally, but not required, is the ability to block the calls when a browser is not loaded, but allow the calls if the browser is already loaded.
Must be compatible with Windows 7.
(If you are familiar with Android, you are probably aware that this functionality is more-or-less built into that operating system.)