Battle Edge Application Guard, who uses it and how do you have it configured?

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Microsoft Edge Application Guard


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Oct 1, 2019
:) not much members seem to use it, I am wondering why (because it is such an excellent and easy to setup safe browsing sandbox)

I noticed an awkward similarity between the forum members which seem to use: they either have an animal in their (user) name or in their avatar :)
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:) not much members seem to use it, I am wondering why (because it is such an excellent and easy to setup safe browsing sandbox)
This thread is open for less than one day. This can't be used for any statistic about usage.
Wait at least one week.

I use Application Guard and highly recommend it.
"Enhanced Graphic" is the only setting i use and i wouldn't recommend other's, as they reduce the security and privacy.


Staff Member
Jan 8, 2011
Windows 10 Pro user, voting No.

Overview for Application Guard.

It might be useful for open office files, not so much for browser.
The good news, it's available.
The bad news, for Enterprise only.


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Top Poster
Aug 19, 2019
I've got the Windows 10 Home version so sadly no proper application guard.

Exploit wise, II still use @oldschool 's setup he got from @umbra originally:

Exploit Protection settings for browsers (thanks to @Umbra). These have broken anything yet, e.g. extensions crashing.
- for Brave, Edge and Firefox:

Block low integrity images - ON
Block remote images - ON
Block untrusted fonts - ON
Control flow guard (CFG) - ON
Data execution prevention (DEP) - ON + Enable thunk emulation - CHECKED
Disable extension points - ON
Force randomization for images (Mandatory ASLR) - ON + Do not allow stripped images - CHECKED
Randomize memory allocations (Bottom-up ASLR) - ON
Validate exception chains (SEHOP) - ON
Validate handle usage - ON
Validate heap integrity - ON
Validate image dependency integrity - ON

ADD for Edge Chromium only: Code integrity guard - ON (with or without Also allow images signed by M$ Store CHECKED)

Mind you, I've been tinkering with other setups and testing out CIS with Firefox and Thunderbird rather than using everything Microsoft tells me to do. I'd love to see some recommended exploint tweaks done via Hard_configurator.
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