How to enable Security Mitigations feature on Microsoft Edge

Beginning with version 96, the Microsoft Edge web browser adds a new security feature called as Super Duper Secure Mode. The new Security Mitigations feature offers an extra layer of security and helps protect the browser from malware.

Its goal is to prevent attacks in JavaScript, which powers the JIT or Just-In-Time technology used to speed up website rendering. By disabling the JIT (Just-in-Time) JavaScript engine and enabling additional security mitigations, the feature increases surfing security.

It should be noted that removing JIT technology will have an influence on performance, however most people will not notice a major change in real-world usage. We will teach you how to enable the Security Mitigation feature for the Microsoft Edge web browser on your PC in this step-by-step instruction.

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How to enable Security Mitigations on Microsoft Edge

Step 1: On your PC, launch the Microsoft Edge web browser.

Step 2: When the Edge browser opens, click the ellipses (three-dots) menu symbol in the top-left corner, then pick “Settings.”

Step 3: In the “Security” section, turn the “Enable security mitigations for a more secure browser experience” option ON.

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You can select any of these two options:

  • Balanced: Adds security mitigations for sites you don’t frequently visit. This option makes most websites as expected and blocks security threats.
  • Strict: Adds security mitigations for all sites. However, parts of sites might not work and block security threats.

Following the steps outlined above, you will have successfully enabled the Security Mitigations feature for the Microsoft Edge web browser, which will offer an extra layer of security to make your surfing experience more secure. You can also set exceptions to prevent the feature from being used on specified websites.