Is Microsoft Edge protected by webroot?

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Userlevel 4
Webroot will currently NOT filter or stop bad sites in Edge from where you can get virus.
However, Webroot should pick up the virus when it's downloaded onto harddrive.
EDIT: Few to none of the other security vendors provide protection to Edge yet, so it's not just Webroot. 
Userlevel 5
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This is a confusing thread. Does this mean I am not protected from viruses by Webroot while using Microsoft Edge?
Userlevel 7
Really no need to apologise, shadek :D
The whole area is a bit confusing and takes some getting used to what with all the changes in 'apps this', 'applications that', and what the difference is between the two, etc.
Hopefully Nic can shed som light re. your questions and I am sure that if an Webroot Edge extension appears for beta testing then the beta testing group, who will get it first, will advise on that as and when.
Regards, Baldrick
Userlevel 4
I must apologize for wasting your time on my last claim. I re-checked and it was just a Metro app, not an actual extension! Sorry! My question still stands though; what are Webroot's plans for Edge? 🙂
Userlevel 7
Hi shadek
Not sure what you mean by "syncing extension" as when I consult the official Microsoft site for Edge-related extensions there is no reference to anything from Webroot at this moment.
Regards, Baldrick
Userlevel 4
Thank you for taking time answering! 
Webroot has already released their syncing extension to Edge, as far as I can see. That's partly why I'm wondering what Webroot's future strategy is with Edge.
Userlevel 7
Hi shadek
I suspect that there are such plans but given the issues that resulted when Google or Mozilla (I forget which) changed their rules for how extensions could be deployed I would expect that producing an extension that works with Edge may be taking some time...given how secure Edge is supposed to be, etc.
Perhaps our most excellent Community Manager ? might be able to do some checking internally and let us know whether things are moving on this or not?
Regards, Baldrick
Userlevel 4
Edge now supports addons since a few months. Are there any plans on making Edge a fully supported browser now?
Userlevel 7
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Hello ? and Welcome to the Webroot Community!
You can manually add Edge to the Identity Shield and it works but as James said add-ons and extensions are not supported at this time until Microsoft allows in the near future.
Daniel ;)
Here to add Edge to the Identity Shield:
Go here in the UI: and click on Add and go here and add both of these files to the ID Shield!



Userlevel 7
No problem at all! Have a great day!! :D
Userlevel 1
Just what I am looking for.
Many thanks for the quick response.
Userlevel 7
The Edge browser does not support any add-ons, extensions, toolbars, or the like. As this was a decision by Microsoft, the Webroot toolbars and extensions (e.g. Password Manager Toolbar and Web Filtering Extension) are not compatible with the Edge browser. The best solution is to use an alternative browser that is compatible with the Webroot extensions. The following browsers are compatible with Webroot’s extensions:
Google Chrome™ 10.0 or higher
Mozilla Firefox 3.6 (32-bit only) or higher
Microsoft Internet Explorer 7.0 or higher
I hope this helps!