How to Disable the Microsoft Edge Browser in Windows 10

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Windows 10 brought a new browser into the mix — Microsoft Edge — and surprised a lot of people with how good it is. However, not everyone likes it, and if you’re one of those people, you may be wishing for a way to get rid of it for good.

Technically, that’s not possible. Microsoft Edge is a Trusted App and a core component in the Windows environment, which means it can’t be uninstalled or removed. Fortunately, if you’re okay with just blocking it, there is a tool you can use.

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With Edge Blocker, you can disable Edge altogether and make it so that it effectively doesn’t exist on your computer anymore. If your Windows account has administrator rights, it will block for all users on the system. No apps will be able to manually launch Edge.

To prevent unforeseeable problems, change your system’s default browser to any non-Edge browser before blocking. Use at your own risk. We cannot be held responsible if something goes wrong.

It’s a portable tool, so you don’t have to install it or anything. Just run it, click Block, and you’re done. Keep it around on a USB flash drive or store it in Dropbox in case you ever need it again for whatever reason.

Do you like Microsoft Edge? Why or why not? Share your thoughts with us in the comments below!

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