Yes, it sounds bizarre. The tech giant Microsoft seems to have found a new way to control the web browsers that run on Windows Operating System. Hence, Microsoft is blocking them whenever they are in accounts covered by the Microsoft Family service filters.
Microsoft Started Blocking Non-Microsoft Web Browsers
The present browser war is regularly getting fierce; several recent cases of services that crash browsers in the competition are known. Tech giant Microsoft seems to have found a new way to control the web browsers that run on Windows Operating System. Hence, Microsoft blocks them whenever they are in accounts covered by the Microsoft Family service filters.
Since Edge came with Windows 10, Microsoft seeks to make it the default for users, eliminating the competition and gaining market share. The success of this measure has been down, and the Edge continues to use shallow values.
But Microsoft is now focusing on a new play, in which it wants to block its competitors’ browsers, thus ensuring that the Edge and Internet Explorer are the only alternatives. In the accounts in the Microsoft Family service, Microsoft applies these rules, as it can be read in the information provided.
Many of the commonly used browsers have Web filtering. These browsers will be automatically blocked on the devices to keep them smaller and safer. You can always choose to allow the lowest use of other browsers.
The lack of content filters is the reason for these locks, but Microsoft does not mention which browsers are preventing it from being used as it is known that Edge and Internet Explorer are the only Microsoft browser that can be used now.
Despite these locks, browsers and other applications can be allowed to be used. Users need to add to the list of allowed applications, but this is a step that not everyone can do.
It is not known precisely when this change was applied, but it is speculated that it has come with the Anniversary Update, released at the beginning of August 2016.
Microsoft assumes that this significant step to protect younger users and children will give them web filtering, but what is Microsoft doing? Yes, ultimately, Microsoft indirectly wants to remove all its competing browsers so that its web browsers, Edge and Internet Explorer, could make their way as fluent as they can.