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Prevent Microsoft Edge from re-opening browser tabs of malicious websites

Here's a trick really handy if you happen to open a website that has been hacked by a virus. In my case, the site would display a popup clearly from a virus. First thing was to go to Task Manager and terminate Microsoft's Edge process. However, upon restarting Edge, all tabs would re-open, including the malicious page. Surprisingly, I wasn't able to find anyway to reset the tabs or start Edge in a safe mode. After a search, I found that the solution is to delete all temporary files located in the following folder:

C:\Users\%username%\AppData\Local\Packages\Microsoft.MicrosoftEdge_8wekyb3d8bbwe\AC\MicrosoftEdge\User\Default\Recovery\Active

Once I deleted the files and restarted Edge, the browser started normally.

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