Microsoft Edge is Redmond’s new browser, and given it’s according to Chromium, exactly the same engine that powers Google Chrome, it’s available these days on Windows, both new and old, and macOS.
Simultaneously, the new Edge is just about the new default Windows 10 browser, replacing the legacy version of the app about this operating system.
But recently, some users have found the automatic update, which is on Windows Update and brings Microsoft Advantage on Windows 10 devices, sometimes imports data from other browsers without consent.
Quite simply, once Edge is a component of the device, it’s automatically launched following the first reboot after which starts the first-run experience that can also import data using their company browsers.
Numerous users, however, learned that when the browser is forced-close from Task Manager, Edge still imports data using their company browsers, like Google Chrome and Firefox, even when they didn’t specifically request it. In other words, Edge imports such things as history, passwords, and everything else all automatically in the background.
Data that’s left out
Obviously, the organization continues to be charged with sneakily carrying this out, but in fact, it’s all residual data that’s not deleted, Microsoft explains in a statement.
“During the very first run experience, the client is presented the opportunity to keep or discard the imported data. This information is discarded when they not proceed using the import. If your customer terminates the new Microsoft Edge browser prematurely throughout the first run experience (e.g. using Task Manager), residual data may not be fully deleted. We advise customers not turn off the setup process prematurely to make sure an expected result,” the software giant said recently.
So technically, you should be able to delete the information that’s left out manually if you don’t agree with Edge importing your browsing files from Chrome or Firefox.