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This tutorial will show you how to enable or disable Website Typo Protection override in Microsoft Edge for all users in Windows 10 and Windows 11.

The Microsoft Edge web browser is based on Chromium and was released on January 15, 2020. It is compatible with all supported versions of Windows, and macOS. With speed, performance, best in class compatibility for websites and extensions, and built-in privacy and security features.

Microsoft Edge includes a Website Typo Protection setting which is a typosquatting (aka: URL hijacking) checker that can warn you if you appear to have mistyped a common web address and may be directed to a malicious site.

When you get a Website Typo Protection prompt for a site, you can either click/tap on Proceed to continue to the site just this one time, or click/tap the Don't block this site link in the prompt to always allow continuing to the site.

If wanted, you can use the PreventTyposquattingPromptOverride policy setting to decide whether users can override the Edge Website Typo Protection warnings about potential typosquatting websites.

If you enable this setting, users can't ignore (override) Edge Website Typo Protection warnings and they are blocked from continuing to the site.

If you disable or don't configure this setting, users can ignore (override) Edge Website Typo Protection warnings and continue to the site.

Reference:

You must be signed in as an administrator to enable or disable Website Typo Protection override in Microosft Edge.



EXAMPLE: Website Typo Protection override enabled (allow) and disabled (prevent) in Microsoft Edge

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Here's How:

1 Do step 2 (enable) or step 3 (disable) below for what you want.

2 Enable Website Typo Protection Override in Microsoft Edge for All Users

This is the default setting.


A) Click/tap on the Download button below to download the REG file below, and go to step 4 below.​

Enable_website_typo_protection_override_n_Microsoft_Edge.reg


(Contents of REG file for reference)
Code:
Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Policies\Microsoft\Edge]
"PreventTyposquattingPromptOverride"=-

3 Disable Website Typo Protection Override in Microsoft Edge for All Users

A) Click/tap on the Download button below to download the REG file below, and go to step 4 below.​

Disable_website_typo_protection_override_in_Microsoft_Edge.reg


(Contents of REG file for reference)
Code:
Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Policies\Microsoft\Edge]
"PreventTyposquattingPromptOverride"=dword:00000001

4 Save the .reg file to your desktop.

5 Double click/tap on the downloaded .reg file to merge it.

6 When prompted, click/tap on Run, Yes (UAC), Yes, and OK to approve the merge.

7 If Microsoft Edge is currently open, then close and reopen Microsoft Edge to apply.

8 You can now delete the downloaded .reg file if you like.


That's it,
Shawn Brink


 

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