Norton Hates Microsoft Edge

Posted: Aug 2 2015, 12:10pm CDT | by , Updated: Aug 2 2015, 12:14pm CDT, in Technology News


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Norton Hates Microsoft Edge

Norton Antivirus doesn't want you to use Microsoft Edge

Windows 10 comes with a new browser- Microsoft Edge.

The reason behind Microsoft’s latest browser venture is to compete with the major names like Mozilla Firefox Google Chrome and Google Chrome.

Microsoft have always been criticized for their Windows Explorer. Now Microsoft wants to create the new and modern browsing experience with their Edge browser.

Microsoft Edge has some very amazing features like Cortana integration, speed test results, and the ability to annotate web pages.

The problem arsis when the major feature, extensions, is dropped in the initial rollout. Some users have refused to use Microsoft Edge, until the “extensions” feature is not supported.

Apart from the users, Norton AntiVirus is also forbidding users to go for this browser until the update according to the Norton Community page. It is advising the users to switch to other browsers due to the lack of extensions in Microsoft Edge.

Norton uses extensions as part of its efforts to protect users online, so it’s easy to see why this warning is in place. Users can still use Edge alongside Norton Antivirus, but do so at their own risk.

Extensions have gone from a niche product for power users to a wholly mainstream element of web browsing over the past few years, and the reliance of products like Norton Antivirus on such functionality proves how essential they are.

Norton states that, “Norton extensions protect you from phishing and other risky sites. Click Next to change your default browser to a supported browser so that you are protected while you surf the web.”

Windows 10 has already released but the extension feature has yet not updated. Microsoft is putting a considerable measure of weight behind their Edge program.

It appears that Microsoft may need to dispatch support for extension before it wants to engage users.

Time will tell if the delay to include extensions has a dramatic effect on the adoption of Microsoft Edge.

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