Microsoft is testing new features to make its Edge Browser even more secure than ever before. Includes the Windows Defender App Guard in the new Windows 10 Insider Preview. The announcement of this App Guard was first made in September last year. But it is now available for testing. The new feature will allow your browser to capture in virtual machines, so if your browser is ever malware attack, then your PC will not be affected.
At the moment, this feature is only available for testing for Insider and testing of the Windows Defender App Guard for the general public will be available in a few months after the launch of Microsoft Windows 10 Red stone 3.
To enable the Windows Defender App Guard first, first go to the Start button and type “Turn Windows features on or off”, then select the first option from the front results. After that check the Windows Defender Application Guard option and after clicking OK, restart your computer.
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The App Guard provides security through Microsoft’s Hyper-V virtualization technology. It creates a virtual PC within the browser, which allows it to separate the browser from the computer.
This virtual machine edge separates the browser from the computer’s storage and all other applications. Which ensures that you can not attack any malware on PC. If you are a member of Microsoft Business Services Entrepreneurs, then you can use this service. However, this app can slow down your browser speed and delete the browser when the computer is shut down.
Features included in the application guards include: Memory access, local storage, other installed applications, corporate network endpoint and virus attack attacking the attackers altogether. This separate copy of Windows has no access to any credentials, including domain credentials, which can be stored in the permanent credentials store.