Microsoft wants to make it clear to its users that it takes your privacy very seriously. In the new Microsoft Edge browser that’s based on Chromium, you’ll find a new feature that’s going to keep those crapware apps away.
The feature is going to keep away what the browser calls potentially unwanted apps, which also includes crapware. The feature is easy to find and enable and won’t take more than a few minutes to turn on.
How to Turn On Microsoft Edge’s Crapware Blocker
To enable Edge’s crapware blocker:
- Open the browser
- Click on the three horizontal dots
- Go to Settings
- Privacy and services (Click on the Menu lines at the top-left)
You’ll need to scroll a bit to find the Block potentially unwanted apps option, it should be under the Services section. If you don’t see the option, then you’re not running Edge 80. To check what version of the browser you have, go to:
- Help & feedback
- About Microsoft Edge
After turning on this option, you’ll notice how you won’t have to deal with things such as crypto-miners, annoying toolbars, and other apps you never asked to be installed.
If you ever want to turn it off in the future, just follow these steps and toggle off the option. Do you think you’ll be using the feature? Share your thoughts with me in the comments below.