Surfing the internet can be dangerous to your PC. I am very happy with the protection sandboxie gives me. It is sort of like a virtual machine without the overhead. It is great for running a web browser. It protects your PC by keeping any changes to your PC in a special file, so it can be easily rolled back.
Www.sandboxie.com lists these benefits:
Benefits of the Isolated Sandbox
- 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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