If you’re familiar with Microsoft’s Edge browser then you’ll probably know that the browser’s functionality is usually limited to downloading Google Chrome. It seems the Edge browser might actually become a bit more redundant as it’s actually no longer as safe to use Edge as your gateway. Doing so may result in you stumbling upon some serious malware/adware and that’s not exactly a good way to start of your journey with a new laptop/pc.
The top result that’s appearing in some users Bing searches for “download Chrome” led to a suspicious site that contains malware. Where Chrome and Firefox would warn a user before entering such a site. For some reason, Bing’s search engines and the Edge browser doesn’t really take note of this.
If you’re not careful the deceptive ads will hijack your browser and (as someone who’s speaking from experience) this isn’t the greatest experience. The bug is being reported as one that may be targeting users in Europe, but because the writers are not entirely sure it might just be a good idea to keep an eye out for that kind of stuff. The red flag that will give it away is the weird domain name that’s quite different from the one Google uses.
When I tried to search for Chrome using Edge, the browser did take me to the safe and correct Google page, so your mileage may vary. It is, however, important to keep an eye out for the fake sites that may result in you having a terrible experience from the outset. Here’s what you should look out for when searching for Chrome in the Edge browser:
— Gabriel Landau (@GabrielLandau) October 25, 2018
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