What is MicrosoftEdge.exe?

The .exe extension on a filename indicates an executable file. Executable files may, in some cases, harm your computer. Therefore, please read below to decide for yourself whether the MicrosoftEdge.exe on your computer is a Trojan that you should remove, or whether it is a file belonging to the Windows operating system or to a trusted application.

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MicrosoftEdge.exe file information

Windows Task Manager with MicrosoftEdge
MicrosoftEdge.exe process in Windows Task Manager

The process known as Microsoft Edge belongs to software Microsoft Windows or Microsoft Edge by Microsoft (

Description: The original MicrosoftEdge.exe is an important part of Windows and rarely causes problems. MicrosoftEdge.exe is located in a subfolder of C:\Windows—usually C:\Windows\SystemApps\Microsoft.MicrosoftEdge_8wekyb3d8bbwe\. Known file sizes on Windows 10/8/7/XP are 13,179,660 bytes (40% of all occurrences), 7,640,432 bytes and 21 more variants. 
The file is a Windows system file. The MicrosoftEdge.exe file is a Microsoft signed file. The file is certified by a trustworthy company. The app passed the Windows Store certification. MicrosoftEdge.exe is able to manipulate other programs. Therefore the technical security rating is 0% dangerous, however you should also read the user reviews.

Uninstalling this variant: If you experience any issues with installation of MicrosoftEdge.exe, you can do the following:
  1) uninstall Microsoft Windows or Microsoft Edge from your computer using the Control Panel applet Uninstall a Program
  2) contact Customer Service.

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Important: Some malware camouflages itself as MicrosoftEdge.exe, particularly when located in the C:\Windows or C:\Windows\System32 folder. Therefore, you should check the MicrosoftEdge.exe process on your PC to see if it is a threat. We recommend Security Task Manager for verifying your computer's security. This was one of the Top Download Picks of The Washington Post and PC World.


User Comments

MicrosoftEdge.exe is located in "C:\Windows\SystemApps\Microsoft.MicrosoftEdge_8wekyb3d8bbwe\MicrosoftEdge.exe".

Summary: Average user rating of MicrosoftEdge.exe: based on 1 vote with 1 user comment. One user thinks it's probably harmless.

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Best practices for resolving MicrosoftEdge issues

A clean and tidy computer is the key requirement for avoiding problems with MicrosoftEdge. This means running a scan for malware, cleaning your hard drive using 1cleanmgr and 2sfc /scannow, 3uninstalling programs that you no longer need, checking for Autostart programs (using 4msconfig) and enabling Windows' 5Automatic Update. Always remember to perform periodic backups, or at least to set restore points.

Should you experience an actual problem, try to recall the last thing you did, or the last thing you installed before the problem appeared for the first time. Use the 6resmon command to identify the processes that are causing your problem. Even for serious problems, rather than reinstalling Windows, you are better off repairing of your installation or, for Windows 8 and later versions, executing the 7DISM.exe /Online /Cleanup-image /Restorehealth command. This allows you to repair the operating system without losing data.

To help you analyze the MicrosoftEdge.exe process on your computer, the following programs have proven to be helpful: ASecurity Task Manager displays all running Windows tasks, including embedded hidden processes, such as keyboard and browser monitoring or Autostart entries. A unique security risk rating indicates the likelihood of the process being potential spyware, malware or a Trojan. BMalwarebytes Anti-Malware detects and removes sleeping spyware, adware, Trojans, keyloggers, malware and trackers from your hard drive.

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