What is happening?

  • According to Process Hacker 2, Microsoft Edge keeps connecting to media-match.com. After doing some research, I found that this website is "a global publication and online networking community". I have never gone to nor been interested in anything related to this, so I am confused to why this is happening.

When did it start happening?

  • This started happening shortly after I reinstalled Windows 10 on my PC and installed the Chromium version of Microsoft Edge. I am using the latest, 64-bit version of Microsoft Edge, Version 84.0.522.52.

What extensions do you have installed in the browser?

  • LastPass, TamperMonkey (with no scripts installed yet), uBlock Origin, Aria2 for Chrome (Installed from Chrome Web Store), IBA Opt-Out (Installed from Chrome Web Store), IPFS Companion (Installed from Chrome Web Store), Tab Manager Plus for Chrome (Installed from Chrome Web Store) and Xtreme Download Manager (XDM, Installed from Chrome Web Store)
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    And does that persist with all extensions disabled?? – DrMoishe Pippik Aug 9 '20 at 3:31
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    Backup your current Edge profile. Delete your Edge profile. Does the behavior still exhibit itself? If it does not then your profile is compromised by a potentially malicious add-on. If it does still exhibit itself then there might be another explanation. – Ramhound Aug 9 '20 at 3:44
  • Interestingly enough, after disabling this plugin (chrome.google.com/webstore/detail/xtreme-download-manager/…), the requests stopped. – Jonathin Aug 9 '20 at 13:50

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