It’s finally here! Microsoft slipped its new “Super Duper Secure” mode in the Edge browser’s latest release, offering users a quick and easy way to defend themselves from the web’s most common exploits and vulnerabilities. But how does “Super Duper Secure” mode work, and how do you enable it?
To enable Super Duper Secure mode, make sure you’re running the latest version of Microsoft Edge (v. 96.0.1054.29 or later), press the three dots on the top right of your toolbar, and click Settings. Then open the “Privacy, Search, and Services” tab and scroll down to the big bold “Security” header. You should see the option to toggle “Security Mitigations for a More Secure Browser Experience.” This is Super Duper Secure mode—turn it on to use it.
I suggest sticking with the Balanced mode, which tells Edge to trust your most visited sites (ensuring that they load quickly). The Strict mode is a lot more heavy-handed, and even Microsoft warns that it will break parts of some websites.
If you like to get your hands dirty, you can also add some exceptions to the Super Duper Secure tool. This may come in handy if Super Duper Secure mode slows or breaks the most important sites you visit, like websites for your job or your school.