Microsoft Edge becomes the new default browser when Windows 10 is installed. Now I have to admit that at first glance I like the look of it and in months to come I may well switch to it as my default. But for now it has no extensions and the only security is the included “SmartScreen Filter.”
I don’t know about other anti-malware suites but Norton 360 threw a thrombo and came up with a “Microsoft Edge Protection Alert” that rather implies you are not protected if you choose to stay with Edge.
Scaremongering? Who can tell! Nothing is foolproof after all. I chose to switch back to Chrome because I want to use extensions, but when Edge does get around to having more “shinies” I have a feeling that may well change.
Now if your online protection does not do something similar then changing the Windows 10 default browser goes like this:
- Click on the “Start” button.
- Click on “Settings.”
- Click on “System.”
- Click on “Default apps.”
- Click on “Web browser.”
- Click on the installed browser of your choice.
- Close the window and you’re done.