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    I would really appreciate a simple explanation of the sandbox facility on my laptop. I have looked it up on the net but I am still unsure as to how it works. Thanks.
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    Hi reddogleader,

    Sandbox is a testing environment that isolates untested code changes and outright experimentation from the production environment or repository, in the context of software development including Web development and revision control.

    Sandbox (software development) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

    A virtual container in which untrusted programs can be safely run.
    You need to think "Inside the box" on this one.

    Sandboxie - a program you can download runs your programs in an isolated space which prevents them from making permanent changes to other programs and data in your computer.

    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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    Thanks Joe. That's all I needed. You are one of the good ones.
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    You're welcome reddogleader,

    When I first "heard" the term Sandbox I immediately thought of this set-up. You've seen em before!

    Joe

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    Indeed I have. Usually end up full of rainwater, leaves and cat poop (have to be polite, ladies might read this!).
    A little help is worth a ton of sympathy.

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