Chromium Microsoft Edge Browser to Warn of Administrator Mode

The Chromium-based Microsoft Edge browser is still a work in progress, but the existing improvements that Microsoft makes to Canary and Dev builds provide us with an early look at the feature lineup the application is going to sport when hitting the stable channel.

And as noticed recently by Eric Lawrence on Twitter, Microsoft Edge will come with a very neat security feature that will protect Windows users against possible exploits.

Specifically, the browser issues a warning whenever it is launched with administrator privileges, which technically means that a successful attack could provide cybercriminals with full control over the system.

“Administrator Mode Detected. Close Microsoft Edge and relaunch in non-administrator mode for best performance,” the notification reads. It also includes a button to close the browser.

Warnings already there in preview builds

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Juniya Sankara

Juniya Sankara

I love everything to do with Microsoft Windows, and the new Windows 10 is great so far. I love to spend my time researching on how viruses and bacteria work in my personal lab. I also enjoy history and comics.