- Nov 10, 2017
Microsoft has started the automatic rollout of the new Chromium-based Microsoft Edge browser on Windows 10 devices, and unsurprisingly, not everybody likes this approach.
In the case of Firefox users, some discovered that the new default Windows 10 browser, which is shipped to their devices via Windows Update, sometimes imports the data from Mozilla’s application even if they don’t give their permission.
Some of these Firefox users decided to kill the initial setup process of Microsoft Edge, only to discover that despite the wizard shutting down prematurely, the browser still copied data stored by Mozilla’s browser.
Several users confirmed on reddit that this behavior happened on their computers too.
Silent data importing
“Love rebooting my computer to get treated to a forced tour of a browser I'm not going to use that I have to force close through the task manager to escape, and then finding out it's been copying over my data from Firefox without permission,” one user explains.
Microsoft Edge Accused of Sneakily Importing Firefox Data on Windows 10