How Do I Know Whether To Trust A Website On Microsoft Edge?

Microsoft recommended browser Microsoft Edge is new in the internet browser’s niche. How do I know whether to trust a website on Microsoft Edge is the question that is on everyone’s mind?

In this short Windows 10 guide, I will show you how you can make sure that the website you are visiting is secure and malware free.

If you see a lock icon next to a website’s address in Microsoft Edge browser, it means that what you send and receive from the site that you’re visiting is encrypted. This makes it difficult for anyone else to get this information.

How to know whether to trust a website on Microsoft Edge

Https is mostly used in the websites that do transactions or have a massive user database stored in the database engine.

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How Do I Know Whether To Trust A Website On Microsoft Edge?

The website that has a lock icon at the beginning of the URL means that the website is verified. The company running the site has a digital certificate to prove that they own it.

This is an extra step most popular websites take to verify their identity.

If you click on the lock icon you will see all the details related to verification and who owns it.

So if you go to Facebook Login, you will see a green Lock icon in front of the URL. Many hackers use the phishing technique to get your Facebook username and password. The Lock will make sure you are visiting the correct site and not a dummy website.

So next time when you go to your Facebook home page from an unknown website or any popup on your screen with Facebook login, do verify that you have a lock icon in front of the URL and also check the URL.

This is not limited to Facebook only. Whenever you log in to sites that require you to log in, do check the HTTPS and the lock icon.

lock icon on edge browser

While a grey lock icon indicates that the website is encrypted and authentic, a green lock icon signifies that Microsoft Edge browser considers the site more likely to be authentic.

That’s because it’s using an Extended Validation (EV) certificate, which requires a more accurate identity confirmation process.

Read Also: Remember Passwords In Microsoft Edge

Wrapping Up:

Microsoft is working really hard to rollout edge updates for Windows 10 every now and then. If you ask me is Microsoft edge better than Chrome? I will definitely say Yes!

Chrome is bulky and uses lots of memory space to function smoothly. On the other hand, Edge Browser is lightweight and works like a charm.

Edge browser makes sure that you are visiting a secure site and warn you if you are not. I know Microsoft Internet Explorer was not a big hit for Windows 10 users. But Edge is a different thing. Lots have been updated in Edge browser that matches the modern Internet Browsers of today.

I hope this guide on How Do I Know Whether To Trust A Website On Microsoft Edge? helped you to understand which sites are safe and which are not. If you still have any questions do not hesitate to ask in the comment section.

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  • I am running windows 10 and I am getting the gray lock on most of the websites I try to visit. Some of the
    sites take forever to open and some don’t open at all. Why does this happen and is there a way to fix it.

    • This is happening to me now for the past week. Cleaned out cookies and still nothing. My anti virus people, told me not to use ms edge and to use the old explorer only. Everything has the grey lock on it. doesn’t run…. My only other option is to bring it in to the geek squad and pay the price.

  • why does edge sometimes show “Hmm… We can’t reach this page” and then, I reload the website and it does not show that message again (example:Youtube)???

  • I have been on computers long before Windows was even created. Wins 10 Microsoft edge is a sorry excuse to even have windows label on it! I hate it …yes I hate it. I bought a new desktop with it and if it isn’t freezing up it is shutting down if it isn’t shutting down the drivers support pops up and this has been going on since day 1. Now I have changed my browser to Internet Explorer and that helped tons but now…I keep getting the locked site again! Every time I click on a page or site on FB I get the hated can’t open the page or can’t find the page with the dang lock at the top of the bar! Can I just delete the dang EDGE? What ever makes the dang lock go away! Seems I turn off a firewall in virus mcaffee to find another in edge…does this crazy every end!!! Window defender …edge and now firewalls is crazy over kill!

    • I have the same problem. McAfee cleaned out everything. can’t get rid of the grey lock. They advised me to use Explorer only. I still get locked up. Can’t get files to open all the time. get error messages. My email is all messed up. can’t open half the messages. bringing in next week to the geek squad and pay the price to fix this piece of garbage.

  • Charlene, I too have been on computers for over 20 years. The problem you describe with Microsoft Edge has not been encountered by me or the users I support. You have a problem with your computer not Edge.

  • why was I not notified that uverse would not be available to me any more??
    This seems to be discourteous to me. Ts this what I can expect from Microsoft in the future???
    I found out i have no uverse by a very impersonal notice that an error occured with my computer.
    Do you care about wheather I watche Fox News and now no Fox News??
    Dissapointed. RW

  • SIRS, Just wondering IF my msgs are getting thru at all, as I’ve been a 1 month member nearing
    my month since paying for the membership, and to this date 12/7/17, NOT one answer to my
    MSGs !!

  • For the past few days I have been pooring through Windows 10 like a whipsaw through a tree. Only to log in the next day and say, “awww”, it’s all wrong again. Time got away from me and I now have to re-learn how to operate this system. Why me? A question pondered daily. However, The question today is, are hidden files truly hidden? I mean, I see them, but it still doesn’t make sense to me. Probably just the glib nature of myself. Doesn’t seem like a windows related question but strange files in the windows system have me reradiating??? ideas of what is going on. Thanc you

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  • Thanks for the detailed article. Now I surely know when to trust a Website on Microsoft Edge browser by seeing the URL. Very informative and to the point article. Thanks

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