Application Guard Extension

Application Guard Extension

View untrusted websites in a separate Microsoft Edge browsing window to help protect your device from advanced threats.

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What is Application Guard Extension?

The 'Application Guard Extension' is a Chrome feature built by Microsoft. It protects your device from advanced web threats by redirecting untrusted sites to an isolated Edge browser. If a site is malicious, it's contained within the secure container of Application Guard, leaving your device unharmed. Compatible with Windows 10 Professional, Enterprise, and Education versions 1803 or later, it offers an additional layer of security during web browsing.

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Stats
Rating: 3.03 (29)
Version: 2.0.2206.23003 (Last updated: 2022-06-30)
Creation date: 2020-03-19
Risk impact: High risk impact
Risk likelihood: Low risk likelihood
Manifest version: 2
Permissions:
  • nativeMessaging
  • tabs
  • webRequest
  • background
  • history
  • webRequestBlocking
  • <all_urls>
Size: 787.46K
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Application Guard Extension
Application Guard Extension (v2.0.2206.23003)
3.14 (21) 2,422
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Microsoft Defender Application Guard Extension protects your device from advanced attacks by redirecting untrusted websites to an isolated version of the Microsoft Edge browser. If an untrusted website turns out to be malicious, it remains within Application Guard's secure container, keeping your device protected.

Microsoft Defender Application Guard Extension works with the following editions of Windows 10, version 1803 with latest updates or later:

Windows 10 Professional
Windows 10 Enterprise
Windows 10 Education

NOTE: If you're using Windows 10 in an unmanaged environment, you can use this extension to manually open untrusted websites in an isolated Application Guard session, but untrusted websites will not be redirected automatically.

By installing this extension, you agree to the Microsoft License Terms below.

https://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?linkid=2038109

User reviews
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Pros
  • Good for security
  • Allows container opening from Edge
  • Provided by a reliable, well-known company
Cons
  • Only works with certain versions of Windows 10
  • Collects diagnostic data which some users dislike
  • Hard to use without proper setup and configurations
  • Icon hard to see in light mode
Most mentioned
  • Works best with certain versions of Windows 10
  • Collects diagnostic data
  • Difficulty of setup and usage
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Safety
Risk impact

Application Guard Extension is risky to use as it requires a number of sensitive permissions that can potentially harm your browser and steal your data. Exercise caution when installing this extension. Review carefully before installing. We recommend that you only install Application Guard Extension if you trust the publisher.

Risk likelihood

Application Guard Extension has earned a fairly good reputation and likely can be trusted.

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