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      • #2358164
        Susan Bradley
        Manager Over on Gunter Born’s blog he’s confirming the same thing… Edge and Edge’s updating server
        [See the full post at: Edge appears to be having a Friday meltdown]

        Susan Bradley Patch Lady

      • #2358167
        AskWoody Plus

        I posted this in the browsers forum earlier today, also asking about the new update policy language being dispayed:

        Edge 90.0 (earlier versions?) Update Check Fails / New Update Policy Language.

      • #2358182
        AskWoody Plus

        I updated ChrEdge to Version 90.0.818.39 (Official build) (64-bit) after getting update mail from Microsoft, some hours ago :

        Title: Microsoft Security Update Releases
        Issued: April 15, 2021


        The following Chrome CVEs have been released on April 15, 2021.

        These CVE were assigned by Chrome. Microsoft Edge (Chromium-based) ingests Chromium,
        which addresses these vulnerabilities. Please see Google Chrome Releases
        ( for more information.


        Security Update Guide Supports CVEs Assigned by Industry Partners

        for more information about third-party CVEs in the Security Update Guide.

        * CVE-2021-21201
        * CVE-2021-21202
        * CVE-2021-21203
        * CVE-2021-21204
        * CVE-2021-21205
        * CVE-2021-21207
        * CVE-2021-21208
        * CVE-2021-21209
        * CVE-2021-21210
        * CVE-2021-21211
        * CVE-2021-21212
        * CVE-2021-21213
        * CVE-2021-21214
        * CVE-2021-21215
        * CVE-2021-21216
        * CVE-2021-21217
        * CVE-2021-21218
        * CVE-2021-21219
        * CVE-2021-21221

        Revision Information:

        – Version 1.0
        – Reason for Revision: Information published.
        – Originally posted: April 15, 2021

        • This reply was modified 3 weeks, 3 days ago by Alex5723.
      • #2358186

        definitely an MS server problem lately with the MS Edge updates

        I decided to just get the full “offline” MS Edge 90.0.818.39 installer package from the Edge for business download page to update MS Edge without an internet connection

      • #2358199
        AskWoody MVP

        Must be a problem with the Edge update servers. I get the error when I check for an update with Version 90.0.818.39 (Official build) (64-bit) and with Version 91.0.852.0 (Official build) dev (64-bit). Both on 20H2  and with Version 90 on 21h1.

        Multiple retries may allow the check to complete.


      • #2358201
        AskWoody MVP

        Chromium Edge 90 blocking port 554 by default that interferes with server side updates, that’s buried within svhost comms?? http NAT

        W10, the itch you simply cannot scratch!
      • #2358214
        AskWoody Plus

        Chromium Edge 90 blocking port 554 by default

        Yes, after Google Chrome.


        Google Chrome to block port 554 to stop NAT Slipstreaming attacks

        Google Chrome will block the browser’s access to TCP port 554 to protect against attacks using the NAT Slipstreaming 2.0 vulnerability.

        Last year, security researchers disclosed a new version of the NAT Slipstreaming vulnerability that allows malicious scripts to bypass a website visitor’s NAT firewall and access any TCP/UDP port on the visitor’s internal network.

        As this vulnerability only works on specific ports monitored by a router’s Application Level Gateway (ALG), browser developers, including Google, Safari, and Mozilla, have been blocking vulnerable ports that do not receive a lot of traffic…

      • #2358296
        AskWoody Plus

        I got the same message as Zac Bowden today when I clicked on “Help & feedback” and then “About Microsoft Edge.”

        In the past whenever I have clicked on “About Microsoft Edge” Edge checks for updates and installs whatever updates are available.

        Is there a way to determine the current version of Edge without Edge automatically checking and installing updates?

        Windows 10 Pro 20H2

        • #2358301
          AskWoody Plus

          Currently, I am using Google Chrome.  For Chrome it is:


          Maybe something similar for Edge??

          Sorry, not a direct answer.

          1 user thanked author for this post.
          • #2358302
            AskWoody Plus

            I tried edge://version and Edge provided the version number 89.0.774.77 and some additional information.

            Thank you for the suggestion.

      • #2358319
        AskWoody Plus

        I tried edge://version and Edge provided the version number 89.0.774.77 and some additional information.

        Thank you for the suggestion.

        If you open Edge, About.. you will see the version at the top.

        Update servers have been fixed. Just updated to Version 90.0.818.41 (Official build) (64-bit).

        • #2358418
          AskWoody Plus

          If you open Edge, About.. you will see the version at the top.

          I was trying to get to the Edge version number without Edge automatically checking and installing the latest version. The only “About” button that I can see in Edge is found here:

          >click three dots in upper right-hand corner
          >click “Help and feedback”
          >click “About Microsoft Edge”

          However, when I follow the above path Edge automatically proceeds to check for and install any available updates.

          Following the suggestion from G I can view the currently installed version of Edge, without updating, by putting the following in the address bar:


          Thanks for the reply and letting us know that the Edge update servers have been fixed.

          1 user thanked author for this post.
      • #2358281

        Just upgraded Version 89.0.774.77 to 90.0.818.39 a few minutes ago.

        No issues.

      • #2358282

        I had the same Edge update  issue on 5 machines earlier today, but I’ve been able to update all 5 within the last hour.

        Whatever was amiss, it appears to be fixed.

      • #2358375
        AskWoody MVP

        hot on the heels of yesterdays hiccup, Microsoft Edge 90.0.818.41 has been released.

        W10, the itch you simply cannot scratch!
      • #2358360

        The edge update is already working perfectly, but I have the “error update” on each component at edge://components.

      • #2358532

        Here’s an interesting little fact from the world of Google snooping. Walmart is giving your purchase history info from when you shop for anything at Walmart by any method using any payment type to Google, who then gives it to its Chrome browser, which then gives it to Microsoft for its Chromium-based Edge browser (apparently as a result of some partnership agreement Google and Microsoft have as a result of Microsoft building its Edge browser for Windows 10 on the Chrome browser’s software code). A couple of months ago, I walked up to Walmart with my two-wheel shopping cart and purchased about $65 worth of cleaning and personal hygiene products and supplies for the kitchen and bathroom plus some milk, and paid for it all with a credit card that I pay the full balance on every month. A few weeks later I began to see personalized ads on the Windows 10 Chromium-based Edge browser home page ( for each and every product that I purchased earlier at Walmart — all of them except the milk. I knew that Walmart was giving your search history from their own website ( when you look for things on their website to Google afterwards, because I noticed that I would see personalized ads for those same items and products when visiting websites that have personalized ads using the Chrome browser, whether I actually even purchased the items or not from Walmart’s website, and even if I was not even signed in on Walmart’s website (it’s apparently based either on your IP address or MAC ID). But I was astounded to learn that even if you don’t even go to their website to look first, and just walk into a Walmart store and buy things with a credit card that you once used on the Walmart website to purchase something online, they make the connection to your identity and give the info to Google, who then gives it to Microsoft! Talk about snooping! Three of the biggest corporations in the world are all sharing your purchase information and interests with each other (and who knows who else) so that you can be constantly inundated with personalized ads to get you to buy more stuff (that you already just bought and now don’t need).


        • #2358583
          AskWoody MVP

          The ads come from an ad network which tracks your identity by means of cookies.

          No data is passed from Walmart to Google and Microsoft for their browsers.

          If you don’t want to see the ads use an ad-blocker.

          Or opt out of personalzed ads: How to opt out of personalized ads

          Windows 10 Pro version 21H1 build 19043.964 + Microsoft 365 (group ASAP)

          • #2358612

            But how does what you say apply to merchandise purchased in person at a store using a credit card, as I explained in my comment above? There was no internet and no browser involved in those purchases that I made in person and never searched for or about on the internet with any browser. How did or any advertising agency find out what I purchased so as to generate personalized ads about them to display on the Windows 10 Edge browser’s default homepage if they weren’t given that info by Walmart? The ads were not Walmart ads.


            • #2358809
              Paul T
              AskWoody MVP

              Had you searched for those items before buying?

              cheers, Paul

        • #2359851

          Well, yeah.  In your Google profile, which you have if you have most Google products (gmail, etc.), are all the purchases you made regardless of payment method, if they were confirmed via. gmail.

          Happy hunting!  (I don’t remember where they’re stored, someone else may.)

          You learned some things about Walmart, one site.  I’ve had Walmart orders arrive via. Amazon, a company I refuse to do business with directly.  I’ve had ebay orders delivered by Amazon.  If you don’t block trackers, a hour or so browsing different sites can send your info, easily, to thousands of data scraping sites.  One site connects to five more, which connect to five more and so on, an exponential increase.

          I have an anti-tracker installed that counts blocked trackers per site, it stops at 99 trackers.  Sites such as Buzz Feed, most News sites and many others pin the counter within a few minutes on those sites; fresh session, all cookies, cache, history cleaned before start.  Ninety Nine raised to any power higher than one is, like, really large!  The number of cookies loaded is typically a dozen or two,  maybe fewer, not many.  They just get the tendrils’ processes going, then exponents take over.

          Glad this stuff is starting to sink in more widely.  It’s a game we’re all in; block that stuff.

      • #2358898
        AskWoody Plus

        Your credit card is enough to identify you. Read that fine print and remember Cash IS King


        Just because you don't know where you are going doesn't mean any road will get you there.
      • #2359842

        another MS Edge 90 stable update recently came out this THU 4/22 – 90.0.818.46

        sorry folks, MS had been pushing several new builds of Edge 90 in the stable release channel for the past several days

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