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Microsoft Edge "warns" users about dangers of Google Chrome downloads

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Microsoft Edge "warns" users about dangers of Google Chrome downloads

Users who are just setting up the Windows operating system on a computer definitely want to take advantage of the Edge internet browser to download a competitive one, in this case Chrome. It's just, from now on, there's going to be a warning before that takeover...

Specifically, three of them will arrive that explain why the user should stay with Edge instead of Chrome. Because they are aware in Microsoft of the popularity of this browser and the fact that users want to get to it through Edge. As well as then in Windows settings, mark Chrome as a predetermined browser for opening content.

Although not all users see the alerts yet, some already see it and these are in order:

"Microsoft Edge uses the same technology as Chrome, with the exception of additional trust from Microsoft."

"I hate saving money," no one ever said. Microsoft Edge is the best browser for online shopping."

"That browser is so 2008! Do you know what's new? Microsoft Edge."

Something like this in the "browser wars" is nothing new, it just went a little further in the methods used by those behind these browsers. For example, Bing advertises Edge on absolutely every browser, as soon as you get to its homepage or do a search using it. Through various services, Google offers to download a "better browser" if you sign in to them through one without being Chrome.

Of course, Microsoft has more space to "maneuver" in this situation because of Windows, but what is worrying is the fact that all those involved in this story manage to detect what the user is surfing. Therefore, it is clear that a certain type of monitoring is involved in the process, and this is something that needs to be set up more concretely.

At the same time, it would be extremely interesting to see and hear what the success rate is for Microsoft, with the use of three pop-up alerts aimed at motivating the user to ditch Chrome and turn to Edge.