Microsoft has added a new feature to its Edge browser that blocks “potentially unwanted apps” from being downloaded. The new feature which is currently available in the beta version of Edge is expected to be rolled out to users of the stable version of Chromium-based Edge this month. By default, this feature isn’t enabled, but we will be sharing how you can enable it on your browser.
The feature which is called “Block potentially unwanted apps” allows you to block adware, trackers, browser toolbars, cryptocurrency miners, and other junk. The new feature can be seen on Settings and to enable it, just follow these steps below.
How to Block Potentially Unwanted Apps in Edge Browser?
- To enable the Crapware blocker in the new Microsoft Edge, click menu and go to Settings.
- Click the “Privacy and services” option in the left pane.
- Scroll down to the bottom of the list here. Under Services, enable the “Block potentially unwanted apps” option.
Note: This feature is available to Microsoft Edge 80 users and above. So if you don’t see it, then it means you are running an old version and you need to upgrade to the latest version.
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