Links launch apps using gio-launch-desktop since recent update

I’m using a program based firewall to block outgoing traffic of some apps. Starting recently some applications get launched using “gio-launch-desktop” (probably only when clicking on links to open them) causing the firewall to detect that instead of the actually launched program. Was there a change to how apps are opened by clicking on links, or why is that happening?
Is there a way to change this behavior?

Graphically from the menu:
configuration manager>default applications>other
You will then see the mime types, change to default or the one that best suits.
(search for “gio-launch-desktop”) to find them