What is msedge.exe?
msedge.exe is Microsoft web browser that’s based on Google’s Chromium (Chrome) browser technology. This new browser replaced Internet Explorer in 2020. The browser is light, fast, and uses the latest technologies. If you don’t want to use Edge, it’s completely optional. Download another browser like Firefox or Brave if you prefer.
msedge.exe stands for Microsoft Edge Browser.
What does msedge.exe do?
It’s a web browser like Chrome or Firefox.
Is msedge.exe safe? 5 easy ways to see if msedge.exe is safe or malware.
- 1. See who signed the msedge.exe (check the publisher)
- 2. Scan msedge.exe with Windows Security.
- 3. Check the network activity of msedge.exe.
- 4. Analyze msedge.exe with VirusTotal.
- 5. Run it in Windows Sandbox.
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Why does msedge.exe access the network?
While investigating msedge.exe with the GlassWire network security monitor on our devices based in Austin, TX USA we found it connects to all kinds of different servers all over the world, because it is a browser that surfs the Internet’s World Wide Web. Any time you use the Edge browser it’s going to access the network and connect to different servers. We found if we blocked Edge with GlassWire’s firewall it was no problem, as long as you didn’t want to use it as your browser. Otherwise Edge cannot function with no network activity. Our GlassWire network security monitoring software also revealed that Edge occasionally connects to the local network even if it’s not currently in use.
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