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Blocking Microsoft Edge browser traffic with the Symantec Endpoint Protection Firewall

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Article ID: 188764

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Issue/Introduction

This article includes information about how to successfully block internet bound network traffic being created by the Microsoft Edge browser.

Cause

The Chromium-based Microsoft Edge internet browser creates 3 different unique processes that will generate internet bound network traffic. To successfully block Microsoft Edge from being able to send internet traffic via the Endpoint Protection firewall, all 3 processes must be listed in the Application section of the firewall rule. 

Resolution

List all 3 of the following in the Application section of the firewall rule:

1. MicrosoftEdge.exe
2. MicrosoftEdgeCP.exe
3. MicrosoftEdgeSH.exe