Microsoft Edge on Windows 10 and 11 has started to flag Chrome Setup.exe – the setup file for Google's Chrome browser – as a potentially harmful file again. Microsoft Edge's built-in security feature suggests users to delete ChromeSetup.exe and test Edge with a lot of pop-up messages.
Another Microsoft Edge error 116 showing false alarm "accidentally"? ChromeSetup.exe is not potentially harmful and this particular “error” does not appear to everyone. We might call this behavior a bug if we didn't know about Microsoft's aggressive practices to establish Edge.
As you can see in the image above, if you download Chrome using Microsoft Edge, a warning message appears: “ChromeSetup.exe could harm your device. Do you want to keep it?” with “Keep” or “Delete” options of the downloaded file. If you select “Keep,” you can open the installer, but if you click “Delete,” Microsoft will delete it.
Now try accessing Chrome through Edge and using Microsoft's Bing search engine. Too many prompts will pop up preventing you from downloading Chrome.
The prompts state among others:
“No need to download a new browser. Microsoft recommends using Microsoft Edge for a fast, secure, modern web experience that can help save you time and money. Try it now."
Similar pop-ups will continue to appear on the next page.