Block Unwanted Apps In Edge Chromium With New Crapware Blocker Feature PATCHED
It is worth noting that Edge is not the only Microsoft product to have a blocker for crapware. You can expect Google Chrome, Windows Defender, and, of course, Malwarebytes to prevent Potentially Unwanted Programs from getting downloaded automatically. These apps may function a little bit differently from one another, but all of them will keep suspicious programs from accidentally getting installed.
Block Unwanted Apps in Edge Chromium with New Crapware Blocker feature
Eric Lawrence, principal program manager, Microsoft, said in a Tweet that the upcoming feature would be more advanced than SmartScreen and Safe Browsing, both of which are malware-blockers. He was responding to an earlier Tweet by Amitai Rotten, who had announced the existence of the anti-crapware tool in a beta version of Edge.
The anticipated crapware blocker for Edge will still be able to prevent other unwanted apps from downloading automatically on your PC. These include annoying adware and toolbars that deploy on your browser without your permission.
iOS has a built-in pop-up blocker, but it only works with the Safari browser. However, many third-party web browsers also ship with native ad-blocking features. We cover how to stop pop-ups on iPhones in Safari, Chrome, Firefox, and Microsoft Edge.
Microsoft Edge offers a new feature that will increase the security feature of your browser. Enabling the new Crapware Blocker Tool in your Edge browser can block off unwanted apps and other threats that might harm your computer.
But while the crapware blocker is integrated with your Microsoft Edge browser, it is disabled by default. It means that you have to manually set it to enable so that it can automatically block crapware.
This Windows cleanup tool can not only scrap away temp files and other detritus, it can also uninstall apps built into Windows. I'm not talking shovelware crap, but actual apps that Microsoft created to work with Windows. Consider them OS-sanctioned crapware. Click on Tools, then uninstall, and you'll get a list of possibilities to delete. (This suggestion might be controversial: CCleaner got hit with data-collecting malware in 2017, but seems to have now cleaned up its act.)
Now that we've taken all the steps to get rid or at least minimise ads and unwanted notifications from the native apps, it's time to deal with the excess apps that come pre-installed. There are plenty of them, including Dailyhunt, WPS Office, Opera Mini, and some small games too, such as Ludo Master, Pop Shooter Blast, etc. Thankfully, most of them can be uninstalled including ones like Mi Community, Mi Store, and Mi Credit. Here's who to do this:
Currently, any built-in app you remove from Windows 10 will return once you install a new feature update. However, after feedback, Microsoft is making changes to prevent the apps you uninstalled from coming back in future updates. You'll see this new change with the Windows 10 Creators Update.
Windows 11/10 allows you to disable or enable protection against Potentially Unwanted Applications (PUA) also known as Potentially Unwanted Programs (PUP) using Windows Security. This setting is disabled by default in Windows 10 2004 and later.if(typeof ez_ad_units!='undefined')ez_ad_units.push([[336,280],'thewindowsclub_com-box-2','ezslot_2',890,'0','0']);__ez_fad_position('div-gpt-ad-thewindowsclub_com-box-2-0');Potential Unwanted Applications (PUA or PUP) is a threat classification based on reputation and research-driven identification. They are typically Crapware or Bundleware, and such software that you really do not want on your system.You should know that PUP or PUA is not a virus or ransomware, but they are marked as Unwanted because they can be annoying. The characteristic behavior of PUA is as follows:Offer other software as an advertising bundleInstall software without your consentActively tries to evade detection by security products or differently behave when they find a security software guarding the Windows 10 PC.Potentially Unwanted Applications protection in Windows 11/10if(typeof ez_ad_units!='undefined')ez_ad_units.push([[728,90],'thewindowsclub_com-medrectangle-4','ezslot_3',829,'0','0']);__ez_fad_position('div-gpt-ad-thewindowsclub_com-medrectangle-4-0');Windows Security has Reputation-based protection that can help protect your PC from potentially unwanted applications. To turn on or off Potentially Unwanted Applications protection in Windows 11/10:Using the Search, open Windows SecuritySelect App & browser controlLocate Reputation-based protection settings.Toggle On or Off Potentially unwanted app blocking switchSelect if you want to Block apps, Block downloads, or both.Once you have done this, your Windows computer will be protected against Potentially Unwanted Application download.
Vorig jaar mei werd de feature "potentially unwanted app blocking" via de Windows 10 May 2020 Update geïntroduceerd, maar stond standaard voor eindgebruikers uitgeschakeld. Microsoft laat nu weten dat de feature begin deze maand standaard zal worden ingeschakeld, zowel voor het detecteren van ongewenste applicaties in de downloads van de gebruiker als al gedownloade of geïnstalleerde apps. Gebruikers kunnen de feature zelf uitschakelen.