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Windows 10 users now get a prompt saying Edge is ‘safer’ than other browsers


Windows 10 users are now getting prompts when launching Chrome or Firefox that state that Edge is safer.

20th Nov., 2016, Red Newswire/-

The internet is flooding with reports from users all over the world that say that Microsoft has turned on a new set of Windows Tips that inform Google Chrome and Mozilla Firefox users on Windows 10 that Edge is a “safer” browser. Apparently, this set of Tips has been active for a while now. According to the Redmond giant, the recommendation has been out since early November.

This isn’t the first time the company has tried to make Chrome and Firefox users switch to Edge. Just a couple months ago, in July, the tech giant had started rolling out warnings to Chrome/Firefox users about battery drain and then recommending Edge instead.

The previous notification came up from the battery icon on your taskbar while the new one shows up on the Edge icon. Quoting what it says:

Microsoft Edge is better than Chrome/Firefox

It blocks 21% of more socially engineered malware. Learn more.

According to most reports, the notification shows up when users launch any of the two mentioned browsers, but it’s not consistent. This means that the recommendation doesn’t show up each and every time you launch Chrome or Firefox.

In case you start getting annoyed of the whole notification thing, you can always turn it off. The procedure is fairly simple. Just head over to the Settings app, tap on System and enter the Notification section. Here, all you have to do is disable “Get tips, tricks and suggestions as you use Windows”

The numbers Microsoft has quoted in the tip come from a test run by NSS Labs who compared the security of the three major Windows browsers. And as expected, Microsoft’s Edge browser won a particular metric that the company is showing off now.

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