Sandboxie for Windows

  • Free
  • In English
  • V 5.53.2
  • 3.7

  • (625)
  • Security Status

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Joe Wainer
Joe WainerUpdated 7 months ago

Isolated and secure space

Sandboxie serves as a virtual space between your system and the programs you run, keeping them safe inside an isolated portion of your hard disk. By running a web browser under this program, you are guaranteed to have secure web browsing under its protection. All the malicious software detected will be contained 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.

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 to be dangerous. It prevents any changes to be 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 development approach, you can freely try programs that you don't trust first, without any immediate risk to your system. All files created in your sandbox remain inside it and are deleted when you close it. The program does have a special feature called Quick Recovery, which you can use to recover deleted programs instantly should you decide you need them further for other testing purposes.

How safe is Sandboxie?

Sandboxie is a safe tool to use if you are using it the way it was intended for. 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 important data in your system. 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.

In addition to this, Sandboxie also features extensive menu settings and is thoroughly documented to include a handy tutorial guide to help you get started on using it. While you are using this program, however, you should be bear in mind that this is no replacement for a proper 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 having to put your system in any kind of danger. With this utility, you could prevent any malicious software from invading and harming your computer, possibly even costing you vital data as a result. All the malignant programs that will be detected will be trapped in the sandbox which could be deleted instantly to avoid any further and permanent damage from happening.


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


  • Not compatible with all programs

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Sandboxie for PC

  • Free
  • In English
  • V 5.53.2
  • 3.7

  • (625)
  • Security Status

User reviews about Sandboxie

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