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Removes edge browser from your system permanently
@echo off
:: Creator: Dave Kirkwood
:: Modified:By Britec
:: Created: 24/09/2020
:: Updated: 21/09/2022
::
:: First Stop Microsoft Edge Task
taskkill /F /IM msedge.exe >nul 2>&1
CD %HOMEDRIVE%%HOMEPATH%\Desktop
echo %CD%
REM ************ Main process *****************
echo *** Removing Microsoft Edge ***
call :killdir C:\Windows\SystemApps\Microsoft.MicrosoftEdge_8wekyb3d8bbwe
call :killdir "C:\Program Files (x86)\Microsoft\Edge"
call :killdir "C:\Program Files (x86)\Microsoft\EdgeUpdate"
call :killdir "C:\Program Files (x86)\Microsoft\EdgeCore"
call :killdir "C:\Program Files (x86)\Microsoft\EdgeWebView"
echo *** Modifying registry ***
call :editreg
echo *** Removing shortcuts ***
call :delshortcut "C:\Users\Public\Desktop\Microsoft Edge.lnk"
call :delshortcut "%ProgramData%\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs\Microsoft Edge.lnk"
call :delshortcut "%APPDATA%\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Quick Launch\User Pinned\TaskBar\Microsoft Edge.lnk"
echo Finished!
pause
exit
REM ************ KillDir: Take ownership and remove a directory *****************
:killdir
echo|set /p=Removing dir %1
if exist %1 (
takeown /a /r /d Y /f %1 > NUL
icacls %1 /grant administrators:f /t > NUL
rd /s /q %1 > NUL
if exist %1 (
echo ...Failed.
) else (
echo ...Deleted.
)
) else (
echo ...does not exist.
)
exit /B 0
REM ************ Edit registry to add do not update Edge key *****************
:editreg
echo|set /p=Editting registry
echo Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00 > RemoveEdge.reg
echo. >> RemoveEdge.reg
echo [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\EdgeUpdate] >> RemoveEdge.reg
echo "DoNotUpdateToEdgeWithChromium"=dword:00000001 >> RemoveEdge.reg
echo. >> RemoveEdge.reg
echo [-HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Active Setup\Installed Components\{9459C573-B17A-45AE-9F64-1857B5D58CEE}] >> RemoveEdge.reg
regedit /s RemoveEdge.reg
del RemoveEdge.reg
echo ...done.
exit /B 0
:: Delete Microsoft Edge Folders
rmdir /s /q "C:\Program Files (x86)\Microsoft\Edge"
rmdir /s /q "C:\Program Files (x86)\Microsoft\EdgeCore"
rmdir /s /q "C:\Program Files (x86)\Microsoft\EdgeWebView"
rmdir /s /q "C:\Program Files (x86)\Microsoft\Temp"
:: Delete Edge Icons, from all users
for /f "delims=" %%a in ('dir /b "C:\Users"') do (
del /S /Q "C:\Users\%%a\Desktop\edge.lnk" >nul 2>&1
del /S /Q "C:\Users\%%a\Desktop\Microsoft Edge.lnk" >nul 2>&1)
:: Delete additional files
if exist "C:\Windows\System32\MicrosoftEdgeCP.exe" (
for /f "delims=" %%a in ('dir /b "C:\Windows\System32\MicrosoftEdge*"') do (
takeown /f "C:\Windows\System32\%%a" > NUL 2>&1
icacls "C:\Windows\System32\%%a" /inheritance:e /grant "%UserName%:(OI)(CI)F" /T /C > NUL 2>&1
del /S /Q "C:\Windows\System32\%%a" > NUL 2>&1))
:delshortcut
echo|set /p=Removing shortcut %1
if exist %1 (
del %1
echo ...done.
) else (
echo ...does not exist.
)
exit /B 0
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