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    How to Block Unwanted App Downloads on Chromium Version of Microsoft Edge

    Microsoft Edge can now block potentially harmful apps from downloading on your device

    Although the Chromium version of Microsoft Edge already ships with the “Microsoft Defender SmartScreen” feature to prevent malicious websites and downloads from hijacking your device, Microsoft is now introducing a new feature to block unwanted apps from downloading using the browser.

    The security feature has been designed to block unwanted apps that are not necessarily malware, such as toolbars, adware, crypto-miner apps, and notification spammers.

    In this video, you’ll learn the steps to enable the feature to block potentially harmful apps from downloading with the Chromium version of Microsoft Edge on Windows 10.

    To block potential harmful app downloads on Microsoft Edge Chromium, use these steps:

    Important: This is a feature that is currently available in the latest Microsoft edge insider Channel versions.

    01. Open Microsoft Edge.

    02. Click the Settings and More (three-dotted) button on the top-right corner.

    03. Click on Settings.

    04. Click on Privacy and services.

    05. Under the “Services” section, turn on the Block potentially unwanted apps toggle switch.

    Once you complete the steps, Microsoft Edge will block downloads for apps known to have low reputation, which may cause unexpected behaviors on your Windows 10 device.

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