Turn On or Off Windows Defender Application Guard in Windows 10

    Turn On or Off Windows Defender Application Guard in Windows 10

    How to Turn On or Off Windows Defender Application Guard for Microsoft Edge in Windows 10
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    How to Turn On or Off Windows Defender Application Guard for Microsoft Edge in Windows 10

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    Microsoft Edge is a new web browser that is available across the Windows 10 device family. It is designed for Windows 10 to be faster, safer, and compatible with the modern Web.

    Announced last September 27th 2016 in the Microsoft Edge Blog, Windows Defender Application Guard for Microsoft Edge is now available in Windows Insider Previews for Windows 10 Enterprise edition users in the Fast ring.

    Starting with Windows 10 Enterprise build 16188, Microsoft has made it easy to test drive Microsoft Edge with Application Guard.

    Microsoft Edge running in Application Guard provides enterprises the maximum level of protection from malware and zero day attacks against Windows. Windows Defender Application Guard for Microsoft Edge is a lightweight virtual machine that helps isolate potentially malicious website activity from reaching your operating systems, apps, and data.

    There is no persistence of any cookies or local storage when an Application Guard window is closed in Microsoft Edge.

    Three core features of Windows Defender Application Guard:
    • Isolated Browsing - Windows Defender Application Guard uses the latest virtualization technology to help protect your operating system by creating an isolated environment for your Microsoft Edge session.
    • Help Safeguard your PC - Windows Defender Application Guard starts up every time you visit a non-work-related site to help keep potentially malicious attacks away from your PC.
    • Malware Removal - Any websites you visit, files you download, or settings you change while in this isolated environment are deleted when you sign out of Windows, wiping out any potential malware.

    Starting with Windows 10 Enterprise build 16232, Microsoft added support for Microsoft Edge data persistence while using Application Guard. Once enabled, data such as your favorites, cookies, and saved passwords will be persisted across Application Guard sessions. The persisted data will be not be shared or surfaced on the host, but it will be available for future Microsoft Edge in Application Guard sessions.

    This tutorial will show you how to turn on or off the Windows Defender Application Guard for Microsoft Edge security feature for all users in Windows 10 Enterprise.

    You must be signed in as an administrator to turn on of off the Windows Defender Application Guard for Microsoft Edge security feature.

    Note   Note
    Feedback Hub link: Launch Windows Feedback for Microsoft Edge\Application Guard

    In Windows 10 build 16193, Windows Defender Application Guard (WDAG) will fail to work on touch PC’s, showing a solid black window on launch. Non-touch enabled devices should not experience the issue. A temporary workaround if you would like to use WDAG is to go to Device Manager, expand Human Interface Devices and disable the “HID-compliant touch screen” and “Intel Precise Touch Device” if they are present. After a reboot try WDAG again. Re-enable these devices to restore touch.


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    Here's How:

    1. Open Windows Features.

    2. Do step 3 (on) or step 4 (off) for what you want to do.


     3. Turn On "Windows Defender Application Guard" Feature for Microsoft Edge

    A) Check both the Hyper-V and Windows Defender Application Guard box, click/tap on OK, and go to step 5 below. (see screenshot below step 4)

    Note   Note
    Windows Defender Application Guard requires Hyper-V to also be turned on.



     4. Turn Off "Windows Defender Application Guard" Feature for Microsoft Edge

    NOTE: This is the default setting.

    A) Uncheck the Windows Defender Application Guard box, click/tap on OK, and go to step 5 below. (see screenshot below)

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    5. When Windows has completed the requested changes, click/tap on Restart now to restart the computer and finish turning on this feature. (see screenshot below)

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    6. If you turned on the "Windows Defender Application Guard" feature, users on the PC will now be able to open an Application Guard window in Microsoft Edge. (see screenshots below)

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    That's it,
    Shawn


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