What is MicrosoftEdgeCP.exe?

The genuine MicrosoftEdgeCP.exe file is a software component of Microsoft Edge by Microsoft.
Edge is a web browser developed by Microsoft. MicrosoftEdgeCP.exe is a file that is important to the overall functionality of the Microsoft Edge browser, and does not pose a threat to your PC.

Developed by Microsoft and included with Windows 10, Windows 10 Mobile and Xbox One, the Edge browser—codename: Spartan, replaces the Internet Explorer web browser as the default browser on all devices. It introduces several new features including a reading mode, annotation tools and integration with Cortana. Other key features of the Microsoft Edge browser are support for asm.js, integrated Adobe Flash Player and a PDF reader and compatibility with Microsoft's online platforms for voice control.

Founded in 1975, the Microsoft Corporation is a leading American multinational technology company that designs, develops and manufactures personal computers. The company was the world's largest software maker in terms of revenue and most valuable brands in 2016. Among its big acquisitions are LinkedIn for $26.2 billion in 2016 and Skype Technologies for $8.5 billion in 2011.

MicrosoftEdgeCP stands for Microsoft Edge Content Process

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 MicrosoftEdgeCP.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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MicrosoftEdgeCP.exe file information

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

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

Description: The original MicrosoftEdgeCP.exe is an important part of Windows and rarely causes problems. MicrosoftEdgeCP.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 315,760 bytes (16% of all occurrences), 94,568 bytes and 17 more variants. 
It is a Windows system file. The MicrosoftEdgeCP.exe file is a Microsoft signed file. The program is not visible. The file has a digital signature. MicrosoftEdgeCP.exe is able to manipulate other programs. Therefore the technical security rating is 1% dangerous, but you should also take into account the user reviews.

Uninstalling this variant: You can uninstall Microsoft Windows or Microsoft Edge, or ask Support team for help. Go to Microsoft Windows or Microsoft Edge in the Windows Control Panel (Software or Programs section) to uninstall it, or go to for Customer Support.

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If MicrosoftEdgeCP.exe is located in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files", the security rating is 0% dangerous. The file size is 185,776 bytes. The file is a Windows core system file. The file is a trustworthy file from Microsoft. The program is not visible. The file has a digital signature. The app is available in the a Windows Store. MicrosoftEdgeCP.exe is able to manipulate other programs.

Uninstalling this variant: You can uninstall Microsoft Windows, or ask Support team for help. Go to Microsoft Windows in the Windows Control Panel (Software or Programs section) to uninstall it, or go to for Customer Support.

Important: Some malware camouflages itself as MicrosoftEdgeCP.exe, particularly when located in the C:\Windows or C:\Windows\System32 folder. Therefore, you should check the MicrosoftEdgeCP.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

It keeps causing my computer to freeze, tells me it has crashed and wants me to scan now, but I already have a good virus scanner and it doesn't show a problem.
  Betty Durack  

Summary: Average user rating of MicrosoftEdgeCP.exe: based on 2 votes with 1 user comment. One user thinks MicrosoftEdgeCP.exe is essential for Windows or an installed application. One user thinks it's probably harmless. One user is not sure about it.

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Best practices for resolving MicrosoftEdgeCP issues

A clean and tidy computer is the key requirement for avoiding problems with MicrosoftEdgeCP. 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 MicrosoftEdgeCP.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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