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    Open New Application Guard Window in Microsoft Edge

    Open New Application Guard Window in Microsoft Edge

    How to Open a New Application Guard Window in Microsoft Edge in Windows 10
    Published by Category: Browsers & Email
    29 Apr 2019
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    information   Information
    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.

    Starting with Windows 10 build 17063, Windows Defender Application Guard will now be available in the Windows 10 Pro edition.

    This tutorial will show you how to open a new Windows Defender Application Guard window in Microsoft Edge for your account in Windows 10 Pro and Windows 10 Enterprise.
    Note   Note
    Windows Defender Application Guard will need to be turned on for users on the PC to be able to open a new Application Guard window in Microsoft Edge.

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


    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.

    VIDEO: Windows Defender Application Guard for Microsoft Edge


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    Here's How:

    1. Open Microsoft Edge.

    2. Click/tap on the Settings and more (3 dots) menu button, and click/tap on New Application Guard window. (see screenshot below)

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    3. You will see the following splash screen after which a new instance of Edge will open with Windows Defender Application Guard enabled. (see screenshot below)

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    4. A new Microsoft Edge Application Guard window will open. You’re ready to enter any website address in the address bar to visit and that session will be isolated in Application Guard. (see screenshot below)

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    That's it,
    Shawn


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  1.    #1

    How do I store a shortcut to a banking site so it opens by default in an Application Guard Window e.g. using a command switch?
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  2. Cliff S's Avatar
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       #2

    This app from the store can also be pinned to taskbar or start to open WDAG, and it opens it instantly: Get Windows Defender Application Guard Companion - Microsoft Store

    Description

    Windows Defender Application Guard helps protect your device from advanced attacks by opening untrusted websites in an isolated Microsoft Edge browsing window. Using a unique hardware-based isolation approach, Application Guard opens untrusted websites inside a lightweight container that is separated from the operating system via Hyper-V virtualization technology. If an untrusted website turns out to be malicious, it remains within Application Guard's secure container, keeping the device and your device data protected. This companion to the browser extension ensures that untrusted sites open securely inside Application Guard's isolated environment.

    This companion app enables browsers other than Microsoft Edge to work with Windows Defender Application Guard.
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  3. Cliff S's Avatar
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       #3

    Something I just noticed:

    With WDAG turned on, you lose Hibernate and Fast Start-Up.

    I noticed the shutdown options missing, and thought it was because of the repair install, so tried turning on hibernate and hibernate reduced, and got these:
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  4. Brink's Avatar
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       #4

    @Cliff S,

    Interesting. I have Windows Defender Application Guard enabled and can still enable/disable fast startup and hibernate.

    Could this be from sandbox or something else instead?
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  5. Cliff S's Avatar
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       #5

    Brink said: View Post
    @Cliff S,

    Interesting. I have Windows Defender Application Guard enabled and can still enable/disable fast startup and hibernate.

    Could this be from sandbox or something else instead?
    I don't have sandbox yet.
    I don't know what's up.
    I'll need to mess round and see tomorrow.
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  6. Cliff S's Avatar
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       #6

    I think I found the culprit.
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    It looks like I accidentally turned on Guarded Host(what ever it's for).
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  7. Brink's Avatar
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       #7
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  8. Cliff S's Avatar
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       #8

    Edge Canary can also open it's own Application Guard when one is on the May 2019 update(and higher) I just checked,
    The will not show up on 1809.

    Microsoft Edge Application Guard
    Enables Microsoft Edge Application Guard feature which allows browsing inside a container if the OS support for Isolated Browsing is enabled. – Windows

    #edge-application-guard

    Notice blue appguard circle in right hand corner
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  9. Brink's Avatar
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       #9

    Great addition.
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