Connect with us

Hi, what are you looking for?

The American GeniusThe American Genius

Tech News

Security features keep haters quiet about the Edge Chromium

(TECH NEWS) The new Microsoft Edge Chromium takes a few lessons from Google and makes a faster, safer, better looking internet browser.

Edge Chromium

Microsoft’s web browser, Edge Chromium is receiving positive reviews over a special feature which blocks potentially troublesome downloads. While Edge Chromium has a similar feeling as Google Chrome, this new setting offers better protection than the latter. Eric Lawrence, a program manager at Microsoft has elaborated by explaining that besides blocking malware, Edge Chromium’s setting works similarly to a crypto miner to block suspicious downloads.

Microsoft, and users, have had plenty of issues with it’s last browser Edge; Slow load times, it won’t stay connected to the internet, some pages need another browser, it uses waaaaaay too much memory (3GB!), loses passwords, the voice/search assistant doesn’t work right, and many other problems have plagued the browsers use for years. Many of the fixes boil down to delete everything, restart your computer, or use a different browser, and that’s worrisome. This new browser seems to only cause users to disagree on the User interface layouts, as compared to chrome, no mentions of actual problems yet so that’s a big plus. Currently, Edge Chromium and a stable version of Microsoft Edge can be downloaded from the company site.

In order to activate this new extensive feature in the browser, Edge’s settings can be opened from the triple-dot icon in the upper-right corner.

chromium settings

Next, select “Privacy and services” and then “Services” in the next window which will give you the option called “Block potentially unwanted apps”.

Advertisement. Scroll to continue reading.

chromium services settings

The default setting is off so users will have to change the settings to activate the feature.

While it’s unlikely Edge Chromium will block everything, having that extra protection could save some woe down the road from a nefarious crapware download. A couple minutes to enable this new browsing feature might just be worth it.

Staff Writer, Allison Yano is an artist and writer based in LA. She holds a BFA in Applied Visual Arts and Minor in Writing from Oregon State University, and an MFA in Fine Art from Pratt Institute. Her waking hours are filled with an insatiable love of storytelling, science, and soy lattes.

1 Comment

1 Comment

  1. JohnIL

    February 29, 2020 at 5:14 pm

    Microsoft sold out the web to save itself some development costs for a browser. Having two big technology companies Microsoft and Google mostly developing Chromium means the web is significantly steered by what these two companies do. Sure we have plenty of Chrome clone’s now but they all use Chromium and that’s a very attractive target for the bad people of the internet. If you can exploit one you most likely can exploit most of them. This is why I still use Firefox, I really like the new Edge except for the company it keeps with Google and Chromium collaboration. We need more then just one browser engine dictating how the web works and frankly that’s what has happened. I don’t feel we are better off with this one size fits all web browser engine.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.

The
American Genius
news neatly in your inbox

Subscribe to our mailing list for news sent straight to your email inbox.

Advertisement

KEEP READING!

Tech News

Thanks to its ability to simulate situations safely, virtual reality technologies are proving effective in therapy for PTSD patients.

Tech News

(TECHNOLOGY) No-code app-building tools are becoming more available to the everyday user, which could lead to more inventive and original apps.

Tech News

(TECHNOLOGY) No downloading obscure apps to increase your production here. This site gives you productivity hacks to utilize the tools you already have.

Tech News

(TECH NEWS) If you didn't know by now, you can change your background on Zoom to something more exciting than your office wall. Here's...

The American Genius is a strong news voice in the entrepreneur and tech world, offering meaningful, concise insight into emerging technologies, the digital economy, best practices, and a shifting business culture. We refuse to publish fluff, and our readers rely on us for inspiring action. Copyright © 2005-2022, The American Genius, LLC.