The concept behind this program, Sandboxie, is so simple yet genius. The basic idea behind this program is to serve as a buffer between your PC operating system and software you might not normally trust. What Sandboxie does is polices programs from making changes to your Windows system, effectively only allowing them to run in a sandbox.
Sandboxie is really a sandbox to play around in with various different applications you can't trust and as a reviewer, that means I can run programs on my personal laptop without worrying about the changes some software might otherwise make on my lean-mean-windows-machine.
If you want to keep your system running fast like me, Sandboxie might just be the solution you've never thought of.
A little note to those running a 64-bit version of Windows: While 64-bit is officially supported, there is a very slight lowering in the level of security the program runs. In order to enable fuller protection, enable the Experimental Protection.Sandboxie features and highlights:
Sandboxie is licensed as Shareware for the Windows operating system / platform from antivirus and can be used as a free trial until the trial period ends (after an unspecified number of days). The Sandboxie 4.16 demo is available to all software users as a free download with potential restrictions and is not necessarily the download of the full version.
Compatibility with this software may vary, but will generally run fine under Microsoft Windows 8, 8.1, 7, Vista and XP on either a 32-bit or 64-bit setup. A separate x64 version may be available from Ronen Tzur.
We have tested Sandboxie 4.16 against malware with several different programs. We certify that this program is clean of viruses, malware and trojans. [Read more]