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5 Steps to Get MAX Privacy in Microsoft Edge.



So, Microsoft is working really hard to improve everything on Microsoft edge and if you compare todays Edge it's really doing good compared to last few versions.

I believe it's doing even a better job than google Chrome. Its light weight, its fast and equipped with tons of new useful tools.


Even after so much improvements privacy is a big matter to concern about. You will defiantly don't want any websites to get your private details or track your interests.


Today we will give you 5 steps to get maximum privacy from your MS Edge browser so that you can browse carefree.


1. Disable BING and Its Integration.


First step is to disable Bing and Bing integrations from your browser. Microsoft may track your history, your search interests and many other stuffs which is personal to you, and you will defiantly don't want to send these details to MS.




To disable Edge and Bing integrations follow below steps.


Step 1 : Disable BING from Browser.


1. Click on the three-dot menu in the top right of the screen in Edge.

2. Choose Settings. or type (edge://settings/privacy) in Edge browser address bar to avoid step 1,2,3.

3. Choose Privacy, Search, and Services.

4. Scroll down and click on Address bar and search.

5. Choose a different search engine like (DuckDuckgo).

5. Toggle the switches for search suggestions and history suggestions to off.



STEP 2 : Disable BING Integration.


1. Click on the three-dot menu in the top right of the screen in Edge.

2. Choose Settings.

3. Choose Privacy, Search, and Services.

4. Under personalization and advertising section, turn the toggle switch to off.

5. Under Services section, disable the switches for web service, suggest similar sites, Shopping, Collections, and every other item in this area.



2. Enable the Strict tracking prevention mode.


Next, you can use Microsoft Edge's Tracking prevention controls for enhancing your security. There are three levels of controls which helps prevent websites from tracking you for personalized ads. Basic, Balanced, or Strict. Basic profile will allow most of the web trackers, Balanced profile will block trackers from sites you haven't visited, and Strict profile will block most trackers on all websites. If you choose Strict your web ads will be less personalized because they will not get your interests and choices.


I suggest the Strict profile for maximum privacy.



1. Click on the three-dot menu in the top right of the screen in Edge.

2. Choose Settings.

3. Choose Privacy, Search, and Services.

4. Choose Basic, Balanced, or Strict as listed.

5. Scroll down to Privacy and select the toggle switch for Send "Do Not Track" requests.


If you want, you also can add exceptions for certain websites you visit, so you can support their content.

Click on Exceptions under "Tracking Prevention" and Add Sites.


3. Use an ad blocker extension



Next, you can enable an add blocker extension on your browser. This will disable ads on websites you visit. Website owners may feel sad if they solely depend on ads as their revenue stream.


It's your choice if you want to support some websites then disable this extension for them. Adding ad blocker may be a tricky part as some of the adBlockers may spy on your search texts and collect your personal data. So better not to add any adBlocker from unknown sources.


To add uBlock Origins adblockers follow the below steps.


1. visit their website click here.

2. click on blue get button and then Add Extension and follow security check instructions to add the extension on your browser.


Some websites may warn you about the adBlocker so you may have to turn off the adBlocker to read the content of the websites.


4. Look for the Permissions


Some of the websites may ask for some special permissions based on your requirements like permission for webcam, Microphone, locations, notifications etc. So if you trust those websites you can provide the permission but if you don't trust them better deny it.


To check the list of websites with permissions follow below steps.


1. Click on the three-dot menu in the top right of the screen in Edge. or type (edge://settings/content/all) on EDGE address bar to avoid steps 1,2,3,4.

2. Choose Settings.

3. Choose Cookies and site permissions

4. Choose All sites to manage permissions for sites you've visited.

5. Change the permissions to Block if you don't want websites to access that data.



5. Clear your history and cookies often


Most of the websites sent cookies when you browse websites. These cookies are saved in your system so that whenever you access that site again it will take less time to load and gets some default information from that file only instead of reading your system.

Some of the websites use and track these cookies to show you interest based ads. These cookies may give some information's to others which you don't want to give to anyone.


Best practice is to delete these cookies time to time. Follow the below steps to delete cookies and history of your web browsers.


1. Click on the three-dot menu in the top right of the screen in Edge.

2. Choose History.

3. Click the three-dot menu at the top in the popup.

4. Choose Open history page.

5. Choose Clear browsing data.

6. Choose All Time and check all the boxes.

7. Choose Clear now.


Also, after the 5 most important steps you should also keep your Edge browser updated as MS sends lots of new security features and options to keep you safe from bad people.



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