What is Microsoft Edge Extension
In this article, we will tell you in detail about how to remove an extension from Edge browser. but first, let’s take a closer look at what a browser extension is. Browser extension – this is an application that is designed to improve the performance of your browser, expand its capabilities, since sometimes the capabilities of the browser and the default functions may not be enough. It can also simplify browsing, speed up its work, and more. Extensions may be called differently, depending on the version of Edge. The most popular extensions are developed for shopping, listening to audio, quick access to social pages and mailboxes, and much more. Of course, for the most part, extensions really help the user a lot, however, in some cases, these can be malicious extensions called potentially unwanted. These can be adware, malware, browser hijackers, and so on. As a rule, such malicious extensions come without the user’s knowledge, bundled with free programs or utilities. Such extensions are a product of intruders and they are aimed at collecting user information and distributing advertising content. Be that as it may, sooner or later, each user is faced with the need to remove one or another extension. But it is worth noting that the removal of extensions can sometimes be quite complicated. Below we indicate the possible ways to remove extensions from Edge.
How to remove extensions from Microsoft Edge?
Manual extensions removal
- Press Settings and more button
- Choose and Click on Extensions
- Find Unwanted Extension and click settings
- Press Uninstall button
- Start Edge again
After manual removal, there is a high probability that the extension has not disappeared completely and may return later.
Automatic extensions removal
According to our tests there are 3 products that have a lot of PUPs in their database. Please, use them to remove unwanted extensions from Edge.
SpyHunter 5 – fully removes all instances of unwanted extensions – files, folders, registry keys.
Plumbytes – detects files, registry values and folders of maulicious extensions.
Written by Rami Douafi