Microsoft Edge browser blocks potentially unwanted apps automatically to prevent security issues
Blocking potentially harmful or low-reputation apps is a paid feature Microsoft provides for businesses in Microsoft Defender Advanced Threat Protection.
However, Microsoft has decided to make this paid feature available to all Microsoft Edge users to help them block potentially harmful applications.
According to the latest official Microsoft Edge browser beta, Microsoft has integrated the ability to block potentially unwanted apps for testing. This feature is not enabled by default, so users need to go to the settings to enable it.
Wait, what is this new setting in Edge? Is Edge trying to save me from downloading potentially unwanted apps, such as toolbar/adware? Why, yes it is! What used to be a enterprise Windows Defender Antivirus feature is making its way to consumers. Now in beta. pic.twitter.com/D4lYLKqAWL
— Amitai Rottem (@AmitaiTechie) January 30, 2020
Users using Google Chrome should have seen that sometimes downloaded files are blocked by Google, and Google uses an automated scanning mechanism to check files. When a file is detected as a security threat, it will be intercepted directly.
Microsoft provides similar functions in the Microsoft Edge browser as Google and uses the cloud database to check for abnormal files to prevent users from downloading and running the file.
Users using the Microsoft Edge browser need to upgrade to the latest version and then go to the privacy and service options in the settings to find the service options at the bottom.
You can turn on the “Blocks potentially unwanted apps” option. If it is already turned on, you don’t need to enable it.