How To Avoid New Programs From Making Permanent Changes To Data In My Computer

If you are utterly distressed of testing the efficacy of new software that end up affecting your system’s inbuilt programs and applications, try the utility means of Sandboxie. Sandboxie is a freeware application that runs new installed programs like software, spyware etc in an absolutely isolated disk space which deters them from causing permanent changes to your stored data and programs. All the applications uploaded by Sandboxie will be secured in a sandbox which prevents them from affecting your system files.

To better the net surfing experience of the web users, Sandboxie runs their varied web browsers under its protective tools which traps any virus infected or corrupted software if downloaded by the user. Moreover, this application is designed to offer protection to users’ sensitive and critical data. While you are browsing, clearing cookies etc, your browsing advances stay within the protective realms of the sandbox which cannot be intermingled into the Windows. Virus infected applications and software saved in your email in your inbox also cannot affect other applications and programs stored in your system by leaking out of the trapping sandbox.

Since all the malicious and unsolicited programs get trapped into the sandbox, it needs to be frequently cleaned up and then restarted with a new sandbox. Sandboxie is compatible with web browsers like, Windows 2000, Windows 2003, Windows XP and Vista. Other than these browsers, you can also upload this application on a Virtual PC and VM Ware to protect your system from the disastrous affects of infected programs.

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Secure Web Browsing By Isolating Applications From Your OS

Sandboxie is a sandbox software that acts as an intermediate later which runs in between your programs and hard disk data. Most of the rogue software, malware and spyware try to make permanent changes to applications or data in your computer.

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As you can see in the image above, Sandboxie sits in between your applications and data/hard-disk, traps all the malicious software that may be downloaded while browsing or that may come as attachments in your emails and hence makes web browsing more secure. It also collects the cookies, history and temporary files thereby enhancing Windows privacy.

Sandboxie is not a complete solution or replacement for your anti-virus or anti-malware software, but instead acts as a first line of defense. Using Sandboxie along with your anti-virus and anti-malware software will improves the security level of your system.

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