Q&A Windows Sandbox - Strange Behavior??

Mjolnir

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Last night I decided to enable windows sandbox on my computer running windows 10 pro education. When the sandbox launched all of the news feeds were in Chinese and there were Chinese characters down by the task bar next to the temperature display. I"m in U.S. and do everything in English. After a few seconds two security alerts popped up - 1. stating that Windows Defender was turned off, and 2. stating that browser protection was turned off. I quickly closed the Sandbox - and all Defender functions were still on running normally. Is this normal for the Sandbox to connect to all Chinese news feeds and Defender functions to be disabled on first launch of the sandbox?
 
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