Installing microsoft defender application guard

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Microsoft Defender Application Guard protects your system from malware while browsing. This section explains how to install Microsoft Defender Application Guard on Windows 11.

Unlike previous versions, Windows 11 includes several protections to make your system as secure as possible. To this end, it has a built-in antivirus and malware protection software called Windows Security (formerly known as Windows Defender). One such protection feature in Windows 11 is Microsoft Defender Application Guard.

Microsoft Defender Application Guard, in case you didn’t know, protects the browsing behavior of Edge. Specifically, Application Guard allows you to open your Edge browser in a sandboxed environment on demand. This way, everything that happens in the browser stays in the browser, i.e., it does not affect the system. In Windows 11, Microsoft calls this “isolated browsing.

For example, if you are using the Edge browser with Application Guard, a compromised open website will not adversely affect your system. This is because the browser is in a separate sandbox environment.

The good news is that installing Microsoft Defender Application Guard is very easy. Just a few mouse clicks and you are ready to go. Here is how it works.

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Install Application Guard from Windows Security

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  1. Launch the Start menu.
  2. Locate and open “Windows Security”.
  3. Go to the “Application and Browser Control” page.
  4. Click on the “Install Microsoft Defender Application Guard” link.
  5. Select the “Microsoft Defender Application Guard” checkbox.
  6. Click the “OK” button.
  7. Click the “Restart Now” button.
  8. The installation of Microsoft Defender Application Guard is now complete.

First, open the Windows Security application. From the “Start” menu, search for “Windows Security”.

Once the Windows Security application is open, open the “App &; browser control” page.

Here, find the “Isolated Browsing” tab and click on the “Install Microsoft Defender Application Guard” link below it.

This will open the “Windows Features” application. Here, select the “Microsoft Defender Application Guard” checkbox. Click the “Ok” button to save the changes.

The above operation will install the required components.

After restarting, the installation of the Microsoft Defender Application Guard feature in Windows is complete.

Enable Application Guard from Windows Features

The Windows Application Guard feature is treated as an optional feature. Therefore, it can be installed directly from the Windows Features application. All you have to do is check the box and restart your computer. Below are the instructions on how to do this.

  1. Open the Start menu.
  2. Search and open “Turn Windows features on or off”.
  3. Select the “Microsoft Defender Application Guard” check box.
  4. Click the “OK” button.
  5. Click the “Restart Now” button.
  6. The installation of Microsoft Defender Application Guard is now complete.

Using Application Guard in Edge Browser

Once you have installed Microsoft Defender Application Guard, you can start using it directly from your Edge browser.

Find the Edge browser in the Start menu or click the Edge icon on the taskbar to open it.

Once the Edge browser is open, click the menu icon (…) in the upper right cornerand select the New Application Protection Window option.

The above will open a new instance of the Edge browser with Application Guard. A new Edge icon with the Protector badge will appear in the taskbar.

When you are done using the Edge browser protection session, simply close the window normally and you are done. Installing Microsoft Defender Application Guard on Windows 11 and 10 is easy.

We hope this simple and easy guide to working with Windows has been helpful.

If you get stuck or need help, please comment below and we will do our best to help.

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