Sandbox Security Software for Windows

Did you ever wish you could browse the internet and not have to worry about malicious software or content attacking your system? OR Did you ever wish you could test a program without it causing changes to your computer? There is a way and it works very well. It is called Sandboxie

Sandboxie runs your programs in an isolated space which prevents them from making permanent changes to other programs and data in your computer.

Sandboxie

Once you install Sandboxie, you can run or test your programs in an isolated space, called a sandbox, which prevents the programs from making altering changes to your computer and/or to the data in your computer. Any changes that are made are kept inside the sandbox. I have been following and using “Sandboxie” for several years, and I primarily use it to run my browser in. For example, you can run your browser (i.e. Internet Explorer, Opera, Chrome, Firefox) in a sandbox and not worry about malicious software (i.e. trojans, spyware, hijackers, etc…) causing harm to your computer. Any malicious software that is downloaded, is downloaded into the sandbox which is an isolated area away from the main operation of the PC.

In the event your computer becomes a victim of malicious content, the malicious content is trapped in the sandbox. At that point, you simply discard the contents of the sandbox and start over. If you are interested in trying this software out, I suggest you jump over to the Sandboxie web site and thoroughly read the “Help” and “FAQ”sections. This is good stuff; especially, if you ride the internet hard or you like to test software.

Benefits of the Isolated Sandbox (as described by the developer)

Secure Web Browsing: Running your Web browser under the protection of Sandboxie means that all malicious software downloaded by the browser is trapped in the sandbox and can be discarded trivially.

Enhanced Privacy: Browsing history, cookies, and cached temporary files collected while Web browsing stay in the sandbox and don’t leak into Windows.

Secure E-mail: Viruses and other malicious software that might be hiding in your email can’t break out of the sandbox and can’t infect your real system.

Windows Stays Lean: Prevent wear-and-tear in Windows by installing software into an isolated sandbox.

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5 Responses to Sandbox Security Software for Windows

  1. pochp says:

    I use Sandboxie Rick and I say it’s a must tool. But I think it’s more useful for just testing programs for those who have layers of malware protection.

  2. maria says:

    very usefull information on your site.. you must register your blog now so that you can get more trafic… do you have any face book account so that we can discuss computer related things on facebook platform

  3. Kenny says:

    Sounds like a cool tool, if it really works

  4. Steve says:

    Not god enough ! How i know ? Just test variuos browsers under filehosting conditions ! They have the way to bypas sandbox and install timers and some sort of control on computer ! Just test it ! Regardless, if you shut down sandboxed browser, empty sandbox and then repeat procedure – hura – the limitation is present ! And now the serious question how secure is sandbox ? No mess with native installed OS that means no reg entries, no hidden install and so on !If timer bypasses sandbox what else bypass then ! In windows everything is questionable ! Native installed OS should be untouchablle !!! Everything in one folder/sandbox otherwise useless and false security feeling !!!!

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