What is the avast! Sandbox (avast! Process Virtualization)?
Posted by Samuel Turi on 13 February 2012 10:33 AM

What is the avast! Sandbox (avast! Process Virtualization)?

    This is a feature in avast! Pro Antivirus 6.x and avast! Internet Security 6.x which allows you to browse the web or run another application in a completely safe environment. This is especially useful when visiting high-risk web sites, whether accidentally or deliberately, as the Web browser will be completely contained within the avast! Sandbox, preventing any damage to your computer.
    The avast! Sandbox can also be used to run any other applications which you think may be suspect - you can run the program inside the sandbox to determine whether or not it is safe while remaining completely protected against any malicious actions that it may try to carry out.
    To run an application or to browse the web using the avast! Sandbox, just browse the files on your computer to find the required application e.g. Internet Explorer. The Web browser or other application will then open in a special window with a red border, indicating that it is being run inside the sandbox.
    Also you can further define applications that should always be run in virtualized mode, and trusted applications that should never be virtualized.
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