Microsoft Hijacks the Windows 10 Search to Display Microsoft Edge Ad


Microsoft has recently started showing an anti-Firefox ad right in the Windows 10 Start menu in an attempt to convince more users to try out its new Chromium-based Microsoft Edge browser.

But as it turns out, the company has also turned to a second ad that shows up in the search screen, again with the goal of making everyone aware that its new browser is available for download.

As discovered on reddit, if you launch the search UI in Windows 10 to look for Internet Explorer, the OS displays an ad for the new Microsoft Edge.

“The new Microsoft Edge is here. Same name, brand new browser,” the banner reads. A download button is also included, which presumably points users to the download link for the stable version of… (read more)
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