Sunday, January 11, 2009

Sandboxie - have you heard of it? used it?

What is Sandboxie?
This is mostly for 'geeks' and 'power users'. If you're not very 'geeky', you probably won't be interested in Sandboxie. Sandboxie is a framework that runs your programs in an isolated space (a sandbox), keeping them from making permanent changes to other programs or files. This is an excellent solution to keeping your system safe if you install or test software regularly. This is also great for secure web browsing, enhanced privacy and keeping your Windows environment lean.

If you're a developer/programmer, Sandboxie allows you to run your program in a sandbox. No changes are made to your system - that are only made in the sandbox. When you're done, just delete the sandbox. That's it. Your system never knew it existed. All trace gone.

If you're concerned about security and privacy, and you're a little 'geeky', you may find this to be a great, must-have tool.

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