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Microsoft's software is shedding users every day, new statistics have revealed
Microsoft Edge is losing users by the day.
The minimalist web browser, which ships as the default on Windows 10 and deeply incorporates voice assistant Cortana into its features, is struggling to retain users.
And Microsoft's other web browser, Internet Explorer, has not faired much better.
According to California-based analytics vendor Net Applications, the number of users choosing Microsoft Edge and Internet Explorer has more than halved in the last two years.
Net Applications' data shows the number of PC users favouring Microsoft Edge and Internet Explorer has plummeted from 62 per cent to just 27 per cent between March 2015 and February 2017.
As usage of Microsoft's web browsers has dropped, Google has enjoyed remarkable success.
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According to the data, the user share of Google Chrome – across all operating systems – has more than doubled in the last two years.
Chrome user numbers have leapt from 25 per cent in March 2015 to 59.5 per cent last month.
Thanks to this growth, Google Chrome has comfortably supplanted Internet Explorer to become the world's most-used browser.
Apple's Safari, which ships as the default on both iOS and macOS, has also seen a decline in the same period.
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In March 2015, an estimated 69 per cent of all macOS device owners used Safari access the internet.
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Google Chrome has seen a monumental increase in users across all operating systems
However, by the time last month rolled around, that number had dipped to 56 per cent.
That's a drop of almost a fifth of the share, when compared to two years prior, according to Net Applications.
The news comes as Google expanded the scope of its clever Safe Browsing protections.
The incredibly useful feature shows warnings to users when they attempt to navigate to dangerous sites or download nefarious files.
In recent months, the Safe Browsing protections have been expanded to cover both Android and Gmail users on the web.
And now, Google has pushed-out a fresh batch of changes.
Google is preparing to roll-out a fresh update that will keep macOS users
The latest update is aimed to defending Chrome users on macOS against unwanted software or targeted malware.
Those running Google Chrome on macOS will now begin to see the bold red warning pages as they browse to dangerous sites, or try to download potentially damaging files.
Google hopes the feature will reduce macOS-specific malware and unwanted software plaguing Apple laptop and desktop users.
The US search company will also target software that attempts to change the users' start page, home page, default search engine, and more, without the user's explicit permission.
Another recent change now ensures that only extensions hosted within the Chrome Web Store will be allowed to edit settings.
The security changes will go live on March 31st for macOS users.