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The fake “Microsoft Edge Critical ERROR” error message is a scam that pretends to be from Microsoft to make you believe that your computer is broken or that a virus has been detected. It is an attempt to get you to call one of the numbers listed for help. When you call these scammers, they offer you fake solutions to your “problems” and ask you to pay a one-time fee or sign up for so-called help service.

On the “Microsoft Edge Critical ERROR” page, you’ll see this warning:

Microsoft Edge Critical Error.
A dangerous attempt has been made to access your personal login and credit card information.
Fortunately, your firewall may have blocked this suspicious connection.
We recommend that you freeze your accounts until appropriate action can be taken.
There is a high risk that your personal information will be snooped on.
So react faster!
The Trojan may have already corrupted your hard drive and the data on it.
This is why we check and verify the security of your current system.
Don’t waste your time and visit one of our service centers or give us a call.

As you can imagine, the above warning is not authentic and is designed to scare you into allowing a scammer to remotely access your computer. Once remote access is gained, the scammer relies on trust tricks, usually using Windows-compatible utilities and other software, to gain the victim’s trust to pay for so-called “ancillary” services, when in fact the scammer steals the victim’s credit card account information.

These “Microsoft Edge Critical ERROR” alerts are nothing short of a scam. Do not call the number displayed in the pop-ups. Microsoft error and warning messages never include a phone number. Microsoft does not send unsolicited emails or make unsolicited phone calls to request personal or financial information or to repair your computer. Be skeptical of all unsolicited phone calls or pop-ups. Do not provide any personal information.

What is the cause of the Microsoft Edge Critical ERROR?

What is the cause of the Microsoft Edge Critical ERROR?

This error is simply a scam, as described in this section, and is usually caused by a program you may have installed on your computer. Most error reports redirect consumers to a website asking them to contact Microsoft technical support because there is a problem or malicious code on their computer online (it could be anything, just to scare the consumer into contacting the scammer). However, it can also be triggered by other malware or a computer virus.

Adware: If you have recently installed an adware program on your system (which is not reliable or popular), you may get this error. These programs contain scams. That’s why it’s almost always a great idea to check for a program (especially a spyware program) before installing it on your system.

Computer virus or malware: If you’ve recently downloaded something from untrusted or malicious websites, it means that your computer has probably been infected with a virus that displays a false screen message. The scam begins by downloading and installing Trojan horses or embedded viruses.

They are capable of replicating themselves, and many of these viruses spread online and can spread to storage devices such as SD cards and USB drives. There are many things you can try to do to fix this critical message in Microsoft Edge. However, to protect your PC from fraud, the first thing to remember is to keep Windows secure. This can be done without installing antivirus software or downloading anything that might come in handy.

How to fix a Microsoft Edge Critical ERROR?

How to fix a Microsoft Edge Critical ERROR?

Install reliable and secure antivirus software

Antivirus software for Windows is always useful because there are thousands of viruses on the Internet, and the main target of these viruses is Windows, as it is the most widely used desktop operating system. So installing anti-virus software helps your computer by protecting it from this malware and Trojans. For antivirus software, a third-party program is a good choice. You can download a third-party program to your computer and use it to scan your system for viruses. Once the scan is complete and the threats/viruses have been removed by the antivirus program, hopefully, you will no longer have this error if a virus or malware was the cause.

Reboot to safe mode and manually remove the threats.

However, if your antivirus program does not detect Trojans or viruses, or if the threats are not detected, you must manually intervene and remove the threats yourself. To do this, you need to reboot Windows and run it in safe mode. Here’s how to do it:

To start Windows in safe mode, you need to press the F8 key as soon as you see the Windows screen flashing during the startup process.

After starting up in safe mode, you need to open the Task Manager and go to “Process”. Then you should detect processes that might be dangerous or look suspicious. The best way to do this is to manually search for processes that have network activity or a suspicious name that you have never seen before in the process list. You can Google the process name to see if the process is genuine or just pretending to be real.

Once you have found processes that appear to be fake and are viruses instead, you need to open their location by right-clicking on the process name and clicking Open File Location in Task Manager. You can then permanently delete that file by pressing Shift + Delete on your keyboard.

Removing Adware

If you recently installed adware on your computer, you should uninstall it and see if the error persists. If the error is caused by unreliable adware, you can probably solve the problem by uninstalling it from the “Programs and Features” section of the Control Panel.

Removing malicious Microsoft Edge add-ons.

If you recently installed new add-ons in your Microsoft Edge browser, you should consider uninstalling them to see if you get this error. Some of the add-ons you install on Microsoft Edge may contain bad code that causes this error. Here’s how:

  1. Open Microsoft Edge. Click the “Extras” button in the upper-right corner, then click the Extensions button.
  2. Click the Settings icon in front of the add-on you want to remove.
  3. Click “Uninstall.”
Resetting Microsoft Edge settings

You can also try resetting the settings and data/cache saved by Microsoft Edge. This will return your Microsoft Edge to its default state, and if the malware has changed your Edge settings, a reset will likely be helpful.

  1. To reset your Edge settings, locate Edge in the Start menu and right-click the Microsoft Edge icon, then click App Settings.
  2. Scroll down and select Reset.
  3. Microsoft Edge will restart and you can see if the problem persists or not.

Frequently Asked Questions

  1. Click on the menu icon, then click on "Settings". Click on the Chrome menu button represented by three horizontal lines.
  2. Click on "Advanced."
  3. Click "Restore Defaults."
  4. Click "Reset Settings."

  1. Open the settings.
  2. Click Applications.
  3. Click "Applications and features."
  4. Select Microsoft Edge from the list.
  5. Click the More Options link.
  6. Click the Repair button to try to repair Microsoft Edge if it's not working properly without affecting your browser data.

Clearing the cache sometimes solves page rendering problems. If you can open Microsoft Edge, choose Preferences and More -> History -> Clear Browser Data. Under Time Range, select All Time, select Navigation History and Cached Images and Files, and select Clear Now.

The "Microsoft Edge Critical ERROR" error message indicates that the system has been infected with a Trojan horse and, therefore, there is a high risk of personal data loss.

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