Edge reopens pages that have been hijacked

Fixed, not yet flighted Issue #4368863


Aug 25, 2015
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Edge should ask permission before reopening previous pages.

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    • Microsoft Edge Team

      Changed Assigned To to “Mara P.”

      Changed Assigned To to “Bruce M.”

      Changed Assigned To from “Bruce M.” to “IE S.”

      Changed Status to “Fixed, not yet flighted”

    • Issue: Edge reopens viruslike site url ( http://0x1349002-virus.info/en/?id=KzEgKDg4OCkgOTc4LTcwNjE ) when Edge is opened even after pc is shut down and restarted. Internet options still shows normal msn startup url. Action is similar to when browser shut down and attempting to recover all open pages, but permission is not requested; it happens without asking permission. Then edge cannot normally be closed and the offending tab cannot be closed. Windows Defender is running and a scan does not find a problem. The problem was started by clicking on a Facebook link. I was able to finally get out of this vicious loop by using task manager to shut down Edge, then reopening it and adding a new tab with wifi service turned off, then closing the offending tab. After doing that, closing and reopening Edge resulted in normal open to regular msn homepage.

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