The next update to Windows 10, to be released in October, is expected to “warn” users to never install Microsoft’s biggest web browser competitors: Chrome or Firefox. The pop-up message reportedly says that these two big-time competitor are not as safe and secure as Microsoft’s own Edge browser.
Don’t believe it. Experience has shown the opposite to be true: Both Chrome and Firefox have proven to be more secure than Microsoft’s Edge web browser. Microsoft apparently is weary of their customers switching to more secure web browsers created by other companies and is not against generating misleading FUD (Fear, Uncertainty, and Doubt) about the competitors.
“You already have Microsoft Edge – the safer, faster browser for Windows 10” says a prompt that appears when you run the Chrome or Firefox installers on the latest Windows 10 October 2018 Update.
While the prompts can be turned off, they’re yet another example of Microsoft infesting Windows 10 with annoying ads and pop-ups.
Details may be found in an article by Tom Warren in The Verge web site at: https://tinyurl.com/ybmjlbpu.