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Sandboxie for Windows

  • Free
  • In English
  • V 5.48.5
  • 3.7
  • (610)
  • Security Status

Softonic review

Isolated and secure space

Sandboxie is a software solution that sits between your system and the programs you run, keeping them safe inside an isolated portion of your hard disk which is called the sandbox. By running a web browser under this program, you are guaranteed to have secure web browsing under its protection. All the malicious software that it'll detect will be trapped in the sandbox and can be discarded immediately.  Its revamped privacy security allows your collected browsing history, cookies, and cached temporary files to stay within the app and don't leak into Windows

What is Sandboxie used for?

Malicious programs and viruses usually work by trying to make changes to your computer that serve the hacker's ends, but not yours. Sandboxie is a sandbox program that acts as a safe zone where you can try out programs, apps, and links that you suspect of being dangerous. It prevents any changes being made to your computer by containing the program and any viruses it may harbor within the confines of the app, and doesn't let them loose on your PC.

Thanks to its closed testing environment developed, you can freely try programs that you don't trust, without any immediate risk to your system. All files created in your sandbox remain inside it and are deleted when you close it, though the program has a special feature—Quick Recovery—to recover them instantly when you need to.

How safe is Sandboxie?

It is extremely safe especially if you are using it right. For instance, you run a browser inside this isolated space, downloaded some programs that turned out to be a virus, and run it inside the sandbox. The virus can possibly harm and delete everything to make the Windows unbootable. The said virus can also possibly try to copy files to an external drive. Fortunately, if you have this software solution, all adverse effects are inside the sandbox only. When you restart your computer, your windows will still remain intact as if nothing happened.

Sandboxie also features extensive menu settings and is thoroughly documented, including a tutorial to get you started. While you are using this program, however, you should be bear in mind that this is no replacement for a standard antivirus app. Generally, it is more of a tool for advanced users who want to assess specific programs in a safe environment and doesn't work as a general way of keeping your computer safe.

Protect your system from any harm

Sandboxie is a handy tool to test untrustworthy software without putting your system in danger. With this utility, you could prevent any malicious software from invading and harming your computer. All the malignant programs that will be detected will be trapped in the sandbox which could be deleted instantly to avoid further damage.

The changes to Sandboxie since version 3.70 focus primarily on improving compatibility with Flash version 11.3 Upgrade Sandboxie to fix audio loss issues and crashes when viewing Flash content in a browser running under Sandboxie If you use Firefox, please also make sure to upgrade to Firefox version 13.1

Changes

  • The changes to Sandboxie since version 3.70 focus primarily on improving compatibility with Flash version 11.3 Upgrade Sandboxie to fix audio loss issues and crashes when viewing Flash content in a browser running under Sandboxie If you use Firefox, please also make sure to upgrade to Firefox version 13.1

PROS

  • Provides you with a safe testing environment
  • Works discreetly in the background
  • Excellent documentation
  • Free and secure service

CONS

  • Not compatible with all programs

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Sandboxie for PC

  • Free
  • In English
  • V 5.48.5
  • 3.7
  • (610)
  • Security Status

User reviews about Sandboxie

  • tb

    by tb

    MAY BE RANSOMWARE, DO NOT DOWNLOAD

  • Anonymous

    by Anonymous

    good.
    for my protetion my account and my all files picture my message contacs phone bookand apps


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Laws concerning the use of this software vary from country to country. We do not encourage or condone the use of this program if it is in violation of these laws.