Fight online browser supremacy seems to have taken a new serious turn after a new move from Microsoft Edge.
Microsoft’s browser has long battled for top spot alongside competitors such as Google Chrome and Mozilla’s Firefox.
But as Techdows noticed, Edge blocks anyone trying to download the installation software to get Firefox on their device.
Edge vs. Firefox
The site reported that several users saw a warning pop-up while downloading the Firefox installer using Edge.
“Firefox Installer.exe was blocked because it could damage your device,” the warning read, and users can just click to see more information rather than continue downloading.
Some users were able to download and install Firefox Edge after disabling Microsoft Defender SmartScreen, which tracks downloaded files and scans them for known threats.
For this reason, it is not recommended to disable SmartScreen, as it may leave the system under attack.
Since its launch in January 2020, Microsoft Edge has slowly grown its market share to competitors in browser mode in recent months, which has helped the software upgrade quickly. The introduction of features such as vertical and scrolling tabs, a secure password generator, and a built-in price comparison tool proved popular with users, as well as a number of adjustments designed to improve browser performance, including sleep tabs and a feature known as start-up.
However, recent data from Statcounter showed that Edge’s market share has declined on a monthly basis for the first time in fourteen consecutive months of growth. Edge owns only 3.39% of the total market share in April 2020, so Edge is still a small player compared to Google Chrome, which has a market share of 64.47%, and Firefox is in second place with 3.59%.
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