Microsoft is in the testing stage of a new feature in its Edge browser for Windows 10 that is malware-proof as it partitions the browser window from the rest of the computer. This will be a welcome addition for users who are worried about the legitimacy of sites they want to visit.
Microsoft Is Testing A Malware Proof Edge Browser
The new feature, catchily dubbed Windows Defender Application Guard, is part of the recently launched Windows Insider Previews. In order to access it you’ll need to be a member of Microsoft’s business service Enterprise, and have your settings calibrated so you’re in the testing group called Fast Ring.
Stuck in the sandbox
Microsoft Edge isn’t the only browser with ‘sandboxing’, but Microsoft is claiming Edge is unique in terms of hardware that stops malware from reaching the rest of the computer.
The use of this feature does come at a cost according to Engadget, saying that the siloing will slow the browser down, and all information including cookies will be lost when you close the window.
Hopefully if the trial is successful, Application Guard will be rolled out to all Edge users soon.