September 12, 2021

Keep getting downloads blocked of msedge.exe, I know it’s adware but I don’t know why/how the download is getting initiated.

I’ve tried clearing my browser cache but the download attempts are persisting (usually shortly after I turn my computer on)

Thanks for any help.


Here’s the log:

Event: Download denied


User type: Active user

Application name: msedge.exe

Application path: C:\Program Files (x86)\Microsoft\Edge Beta\Application

Component: Web Anti-Virus

Result description: Blocked

Type: Contains adware, auto-dialers, legitimate software that can be used by criminals to damage your computer or personal data

Name: not-a-virus:HEUR:AdWare.Script.Generic

Precision: Heuristic Analysis

Threat level: Medium

Object type: File

Object name: 1a52c7013f5d363c7854844a66603631.js

Object path: [](

MD5: 9BE85069793F53126AA14FE950187EEA

Reason: Expert analysis

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