9 Things you can do to make the Edge Browser safer.

9 Things you can do to make the Edge Browser safer.

Here are some steps you can take to better secure the Microsoft Edge browser:

1. Update Edge: Make sure you are using the latest version of Edge as updates often include security patches.

2. Turn on SmartScreen Filter: This feature helps protect you from phishing scams and malicious websites. Go to Settings > Privacy, search, and services > Security and turn on "Block potentially unwanted apps".

3. Enable Do Not Track: This prevents websites from tracking your online activity. Go to Settings > Privacy, search, and services > Tracking prevention and select the level of protection you prefer.

4. Use a strong password: Make sure you use a unique and complex password for your Edge browser to prevent unauthorized access.

5. Use a VPN: A Virtual Private Network (VPN) can help encrypt your internet connection and protect your online activity from prying eyes.

6. Clear browsing data regularly: Periodically clear your browsing history, cookies, and cached files to prevent tracking and improve privacy.

7. Disable unnecessary extensions: Only install extensions from trusted sources and disable any that you do not use to reduce the risk of security vulnerabilities.

8. Enable Enhanced Tracking Protection: This feature blocks known trackers and protects your privacy while browsing. Go to Settings > Privacy, search, and services > Tracking prevention and select "Strict" to enable this feature.

9. Be cautious of downloads: Always be cautious when downloading files from the internet and only download files from trusted sources to avoid malware infections.

By following these steps, you can better secure your Microsoft Edge browser and protect your online privacy and security.

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