New Microsoft Edge to Warn Users When in Administrator Mode

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The upcoming Chromium-based Microsoft Edge browser will warn users when they launch the browser with administrative privileges and suggest that they relaunch the browser as a non-administrator.

This warning will be titled “Administrator Mode Detected” and currently states “Close Microsoft Edge and relaunch in non-administrator mode for best performance.”

Administrator Mode Detected Alert

This warning is being displayed as running Microsoft Edge with administrative privileges can cause undesirable behavior under certain situations, but is also a security risk. This is because any program that is launched from the Edge browser will inherit it’s security level.

Launching a program from Edge

For example, if Edge is running as Administrator and you download Process Explorer and launch it from the browser, Process Explorer

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