This brief tutorial shows students and new users how to enable the new Microsoft Edge blocker for Potentially Unwanted Apps | Programs (PUP).
For those who have been following, Microsoft Edge is based on Chromium and has a new spyware | malware blocker. With it, you can automatically block downloads of low-reputation apps that might cause unexpected behaviors, including being used to spay on your activities online.
This feature won’t be enable by default.
If you’ve just installed Microsoft Edge, you will not see it just yet in the stable release. It has been added to the beta version of Edge and should make it way to the stable version in a few weeks.
This browser feature blocks potentially unwanted apps or program (PUP) including, adware, spy browser toolbars, trackers, miners, and things that may be used to spy on your or steal your information.