WDAGUtilityAccount ????

What uses the WDAGUtilityAccount local account on Windows 10. Detail: Sometime within the last 18 months the WDAGUtilityAccount local account was added. The account is disabled and doesn't appear to be in any account groups such as local admins or users. I haven't checked which windows user account rights that it has. The only legitimate reason that I can think of for adding,  without me knowing about it, would be during a windows update was applied. ........................ I would not known about the account if I hadn't been using 'computer management --> 'users and groups'

Thoughts??

 

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Last updated May 20, 2019 Views 52,846 Applies to:
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Hi,

The specified account is part of the Windows Defender Application Guard which came with the Fall Creators Update (version 1709).  This account is left disabled unless it (Windows Defender Application Guard) is enabled on your device. A blog was created to let users know about this entity's inclusion to the latest iteration of the operating system (OS).

WDAGUtilityAccount has been previously added to Insider Preview Builds, although it is often disabled. This is commonly active on the Enterprise edition of Windows 10. This item is integrated to the OS and is not considered as a threat/virus/malware.

Let us know should you need further assistance.

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