Stopping the Edge Shortcut on Update. . . Possibly  

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       #21

    RickC said:
    RickC said:
    Well, I think that's the first time I have ever heard of Edge as a cure for anything.
    By coincidence I carried out a clean install of 22H2 earlier today and, for interest, used Revo Uninstaller Free Portable to remove Edge.

    Many thanks for that link. I wasn't aware of the registry entry to dissuade Edge from creeping back so that was useful info. It's a shame the article's author didn't finish off the job by figuring out how to remove the useless Start menu artefact that is left behind.

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    If you've already tried rt. clk and nothin' shows up it's probably a reg edit . . .
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    Anak said:


    If you've already tried rt. clk and nothin' shows up it's probably a reg edit . . .
    Well, Everything shows 522 file objects with Edge in the name still remaining (which has made me wonder about Revo Uninstaller Free Portable), RegScanner shows 1,328 registry entries and my scalp shows considerably less hair.
    Last edited by RickC; 22 Jan 2023 at 09:50.
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    RickC said:
    Well, Everything shows 522 file objects with Edge in the name still remainging (which has made me wonder about Revo Uninstaller Free Portable)
    I hear ya . . .

    RickC said:
    RegScanner shows 1,328 registry entries and my scalp shows considerably less hair.
    I'm in the same boat different oar.
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       #24

    Sunday 8:11pm est, no definition update for 1/22/23 yet.
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    Anak said:
    Sunday 8:11pm est, no definition update for 1/22/23 yet.
    It's easier to right-click on Start and open a Windows PowerShell (Admin) console then enter the command Update-MpSignature to force Defender to go off and look instead of just waiting.

    It should show a progress bar at the top of the console window as updates are installed:
    Stopping the Edge Shortcut on Update. . . Possibly-update-mpsignature.png
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    Thx for the tip!

    I'll be usin' it but I would still like to wait a few cycles an see what happens naturally. I'll post back, I'm gettin' ready for bed.

    Stay safe,
    Steve
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    Had some action overnight.

    All machines had no icon as of last night:
    • System One; In My Computer stats - Test machine has the four extra reg. tweaks. No update (definition updates), No icon. Firefox as default.
    • System Two; In stats - As Control machine does not have tweaks. No update, does have icon. Edge is default. Left icon to see if it will double.
    • System Three; My ol' gateway DX4831-01e beater upgraded win7 to win10, not in stats ran as control does not have tweaks. No updates, no icon. Firefox default.



    @RickC I haven't ran your tip; PS C:\> Update-MpSignature cmd yet. Do you know if it shows the time of update? Is this the link? https://learn.microsoft.com/en-us/po...sserver2022-ps
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    Anak said:
    I haven't ran your tip; PS C:\> Update-MpSignature cmd yet. Do you know if it shows the time of update? Is this the link?[/URL]
    Yes - that's the best link.

    Whilst Update-MpSignature doesn't show the time it started or completed, you can use Get-MpComputerStatus | select *updated, *version before and after running Update-MpSignature. You'll see the update times.

    Hope this helps...
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    RickC said:
    Yes - that's the best link.

    Whilst Update-MpSignature doesn't show the time it started or completed, you can use Get-MpComputerStatus | select *updated, *version before and after running Update-MpSignature. You'll see the update times.

    Hope this helps...
    I'm sure it will! and I have some readin' to do . . . Thx!
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       #30

    Alicia J said:
    I find this unwelcome Edge shortcut on the desktop very annoying. I hope a fix that sticks pops up soon.
    Saw this article today. Haven't yet tried.


    The only way to prevent the desktop shortcut from showing up again, no matter if this happens after an update or due to another reason, is to create a new registry entry that will define a new rule in this regard.

    To do this, launch the Registry Editor by typing regedit in the Start menu and then navigate to the following location:

    HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Policies\Microsoft\EdgeUpdate

    Next, create a new DWORD (32-bit) value called CreateDesktopShortcutDefault and set its value to 0. Close the Registry Editor, delete the current Microsoft Edge shortcut (if its still available on the desktop) and reboot the device.

    Just a moment...
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