How to fix Microsoft Edge Critical Error – Windows 10

Microsoft Edge introduced in Windows 10 Operating System. It is the replacement for the Internet Explorer with its best performance and many more issues. Even though Internet Explorer available in Windows 10 computers, most users prefer to use Microsoft Edge for its smoother performance. Few users reported an issue with Edge browser. When users browsing Internet Edge, they encounter the issue with Microsoft Edge Critical error.

Microsoft often releases updates for Edge browser to overcome any existing issues and make it much better to beat its competitors. However, sometimes you may still face the issues with the Edge browser. This Microsoft Edge Critical Error mainly occurs if the computer is infected with the malware infections. The error message appears as below.

The message seems to be like a swindle and it prompts you to call to a number. You no need to call to any number. If you are facing the issue with Microsoft Edge Critical Error on your computer, this guide helps you to fix the error and get the Edge to work properly.

How to fix Microsoft Edge Critical Error on Windows?

Follow the below resolution steps one by one and check if the issue gets fix after each step. If the issue remains, you can proceed with the further steps.

Quick Note: Before proceeding with the troubleshooting steps, we suggest you to create a System Restore Point. If something goes wrong during the troubleshooting, you can restore your computer back to previous working state.

Remove Malicious Add-ons from Edge browser:

Add-ons installed in the browser causes these kinds of issues. If any extension on the browser is corrupt or damage, it does not let the browser to work properly. If you have installed any add-ons recently, consider removing them. To remove the add-ons follow the below resolution steps.

  1. Press Windows logo + R keys on keyboard to open RUN window. Type microsoft-edge: and hit enter to launch Microsoft Edge browser.

2. Click on the three dots button at the top right corner and select the option Extensions.

3. Select the option settings on the Add-ons and Uninstall.

4. You can remove all the unwanted add-ons from the browser.

Close and re-open the Edge browser. Check if the issue gets fix. If the issue remains, you can proceed with the further resolution steps.

Reboot to safe mode and remove infections:

As mentioned earlier, if the computer is infected with the virus infections, you may encounter the issue with Microsoft Edge Critical error while browsing the internet. Therefore, to fix this issue, we suggest you to reboot the computer in safe mode and run the Adware scan to remove the infections.

To reboot the computer to safe mode, refer the below steps.

How to reboot Windows 10 to safe mode?

Once the computer is booted to safe mode, download the Adware Cleaner using this link, install it and perform the scan on your computer.

This will scan the computer for the Adware, Trojans and removes them. After that, reboot your computer and check if the Edge browser works fine. If the issue remains, you can proceed with the further resolution steps.

Reset Edge browser to fix Microsoft Edge Critical error:

You can also try resetting the Edge browser to fix the issue with Microsoft Edge Critical error message. This will reset the browser settings to default.

To reset the Edge browser, refer the below steps.

  1. Press Windows logo + I keys on keyboard to open Settings window and click on Apps.

2. Next, scroll down and locate Microsoft Edge. Click on it and select Advanced options.

3. Now, scroll down and click on Reset.

This will reset the Edge browser. Close and re-open the browser and check if the issue with Microsoft Edge Critical error gets fix. If the issue remains, you can proceed with the further steps.

Uninstall unknown programs:

If you have recently installed any programs on your computer, you can try removing them. If the computer is always connected to the computer, there are chances that unknowingly some programs will be installed. Therefore, we recommend you to uninstall the unknown programs on your computer and check if the Edge browser works fine.

Scan computer with registered Security program:

It is recommended to keep a trusted and registered security program on the computer and perform the full system scan frequently. In this case, if you have purchased any Anti-Virus program, you can try performing the full system scan and remove all the detected infections.

If you have not installed any security program, you can refer any one of the below security programs and purchase it to register the program and remove the infections.

Norton Anti-Virus

McAfee Anti-Virus

Kaspersky Security program

You can select any one of the above listed security programs and register it to remove the infections from your computer.

I hope that the above troubleshooting steps helps you to fix the issue with Microsoft Edge Critical error while browsing. If you need any further assistance, do comments below. We are happy to assist you further.

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