Are you a user who browse a lot of websites (secure and non secure) ? Normally there will be many security risks. Sandboxie is a tool which and reduce these kind of security risks to zero. The below animated gif will give you a small idea about how Sandboxie can help you to protect from malwares.
The red arrows indicate changes flowing from a running program into your computer. The box labeled Hard disk (no sandbox) shows changes by a program running normally. The box labeled Hard disk (with sandbox) shows changes by a program running under Sandboxie. The animation illustrates that Sandboxie is able to intercept the changes and isolate them within a sandbox, depicted as a yellow rectangle. It also illustrates that grouping the changes together makes it easy to delete all of them at once.
Normally when you run a program Sandboxed, all the changes will be done inside the Sandboxie and will be lost when you close the program or sandboxie. There is a chance thet we will need a file which created by a application running sandboxed (for example a file downloaded by a browser running sandboxed). Sandbox provides an option to get a file from sandboxie too.
Quick recovery is used to recover later, that is the files saved to hard disc and later you decide to recover it . For example I have saved the Google logo to my desktop using a Firefox running inside a sandboxie. But it will not be visible on the desktop. what I will have to do is
Sandbox Menu > Sandbox > Quick Recovery choose the file
You can choose where you want to save this.
When ever you save a file the Immediate recovery screen will popup , where you can choose to recover the file at once or not to, if you skip this screen you still can recover it using quick recovery.
Quick Recovery is invoked by explicit request, or just before the sandbox is deleted, that is, typically it is invoked after the sandboxed programs have finished running. By contrast, Immediate Recovery works within the sandboxed program, and identifies files as soon as they are created and eligible for recovery.
It displays all the files and resources used by a program running sandboxed.
You can read more about sandboxie here
Read this FAQ about Sandboxie if you have more doubts to clear
Sandboxie may be your first line of defense, but it should certainly be complemented by the more traditional anti-virus and anti-malware solutions. These solutions can let you know if your system does become infected in any way.
Sandboxie supports Windows 2000 - Windows 7 (both 32-bit and 64-bit)
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