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If I advised you that my total laptop display screen simply acquired taken over by a brand new app that I’d by no means put in or requested for — it simply magically appeared on my desktop, my taskbar, and preempted my subsequent web site launch — you’d most likely inform me to run a virus scanner and steer clear of shady web sites, no?
However the insanely intrusive app I’m speaking about isn’t a bit of ransomware. It’s Microsoft’s new Chromium Edge browser, which the corporate is now force-feeding customers by way of an automated replace to Home windows.
Critically, after I restarted my Home windows 10 desktop this week, an app I’d by no means requested for:
- Instantly launched itself
- Tried to persuade me emigrate away from Chrome, giving me no discernible method to click on away or say no
- Pinned itself to my desktop…