Windows Defender Application Guard is a feature of Windows 10 which allows applications to run under a secure container so it remains unharmed from external applications like Malware. It uses virtualization-based security and containers which already works with Microsoft Edge. This was introduced with Windows 10 Fall Creators Update for the Microsoft Edge browser to businesses running the Enterprise version of Windows.
That said, Windows Insiders had asked this feature to make it available to Windows 10 Pro users as well, and Insiders team did listen to this. This feature has been rolled out to Windows 10 Insiders in the recent build 17053 and can be enabled by Windows 10 Pro users. However, you will need to enable it following through registry and settings steps.
- Windows 10 Professional, Build 17053 (or later).
- En-us only for the current builds; (full localized support will arrive soon)
- PC must support virtualization; Hyper-V (some older PCs may not support Hyper-V or have this feature disabled in BIOS)
- Windows Defender Application Guard is Off by default, it must be enabled manually or by policy
How to Enable Windows Defender Application Guard?
- Go to Settings > Search ” Turn Windows features”
- Once it appears, click to open.
- Now scroll to find that feature “Windows Defender Application Guard”
- Enable, and Reboot.
- To use the application guard, you need to open Edge, and click on the menu in the top-right corner, and select New Application Guard Window.
That’s it. Now you can use Edge with Windows Defender Security, and even if accidentally, you will be safe.