"Microsoft Edge - msedge.exe" Startup Program


What is the startup program "Microsoft Edge - msedge.exe" on my Windows 10 computer? Can I remove it to speedup my computer and reduce security risk?

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"Microsoft Edge - msedge.exe" is a process that starts the Microsoft Edge Web browser.

You will see "Microsoft Edge" listed on the Startup tab of Task Manager screen as:

Name: Microsoft Edge
"C:\Program Files (x86)\Microsoft\Edge\Application\msedge.exe" --type=service /prefetch:8  
Location: Common Startup

Program file information about "msedge.exe":

Launching method: User Startup - Microsoft Edge
Directory: "C:\Program Files (x86)\Microsoft\Edge\Application\"
File name: msedge.exe
Description: Microsoft Edge

Size: 3.22MB (3,379,088 bytes)
Date: May 8, 2021
Version: 94.0.992.38
Company name: Microsoft
System essential: No
Virus/Spyware/Adware: No

It is recommended to disable "Microsoft Edge" as a startup program. You can start it yourself when you need it.


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