• Now's your chance win big! Join our community and get entered to win a RTX 2060 GPU, plus more! Join here.

    Meet Stan Dmitriev of SurrogateTV on the Pi Cast TODAY! The show is live August 11th at 2:30 pm ET (7:30 PM BST). Watch live right here!

    Professional PC modder Mike Petereyns joins Scharon on the Tom's Hardware Show live on Thursday, August 13th at 3:00 pm ET (8:00 PM BST). Click here!

[SOLVED] Microsoft edge update still in task manager

gardenman

Admirable
Moderator
It's normal for the new Edge. It is run from a Scheduled Task. For me it's run about 9:45pm every day. It seems to come and go (load and unload) on my system.

It's probably located in the following folder:
C:\Program Files (x86)\Microsoft\EdgeUpdate\
 
Reactions: Nonkii

gardenman

Admirable
Moderator
It's normal for the new Edge. It is run from a Scheduled Task. For me it's run about 9:45pm every day. It seems to come and go (load and unload) on my system.

It's probably located in the following folder:
C:\Program Files (x86)\Microsoft\EdgeUpdate\
 
Reactions: Nonkii

Nonkii

Notable
Jul 27, 2019
546
13
885
0
It's normal for the new Edge. It is run from a Scheduled Task. For me it's run about 9:45pm every day. It seems to come and go (load and unload) on my system.

It's probably located in the following folder:
C:\Program Files (x86)\Microsoft\EdgeUpdate\
I see. Is there a way to disable/uninstall it?
 

gardenman

Admirable
Moderator
The update only appears to be started by the scheduled tasks. I assume you could disable the two tasks in Task Scheduler however each time you run the new Edge it might be re-enabled. Also you might be disabling important Edge security updates.



The task seems to use little RAM (.5MB in your screen shot) and little CPU resources. I'd leave it alone.
 
Reactions: Nonkii

Nonkii

Notable
Jul 27, 2019
546
13
885
0
The update only appears to be started by the scheduled tasks. I assume you could disable the two tasks in Task Scheduler however each time you run the new Edge it might be re-enabled. Also you might be disabling important Edge security updates.



The task seems to use little RAM (.5MB in your screen shot) and little CPU resources. I'd leave it alone.
Sorry for late response. Thank you for letting me know. I'll look in task scheduler later today.
 

Nonkii

Notable
Jul 27, 2019
546
13
885
0
The update only appears to be started by the scheduled tasks. I assume you could disable the two tasks in Task Scheduler however each time you run the new Edge it might be re-enabled. Also you might be disabling important Edge security updates.



The task seems to use little RAM (.5MB in your screen shot) and little CPU resources. I'd leave it alone.
Alright. Found it on task scheduler. What type of security vulnerabilities would I have? Would it be for my whole system or jut microsoft edge? I personally hate Microsoft edge. I use firefox as my primary browser.
 

gardenman

Admirable
Moderator
What type of security vulnerabilities would I have?
I wouldn't know. All browsers have vulnerabilities. Some affect only the browser, others affect the whole system. I think only the ones trying to hack into and damage systems would know such info.

I would set Firefox as your default browser, ignore the Edge update and leave it running.
 

Nonkii

Notable
Jul 27, 2019
546
13
885
0
I wouldn't know. All browsers have vulnerabilities. Some affect only the browser, others affect the whole system. I think only the ones trying to hack into and damage systems would know such info.

I would set Firefox as your default browser, ignore the Edge update and leave it running.
Yup. Found out it just leaves after 30 mins. Firefox is already my prumary browser. Thanks!
 
Reactions: gardenman

ASK THE COMMUNITY