This April, Sandboxie, the well-known application used in the Windows Operating System has been released under the format of Open Source by your maintenance company "Sophos", after 15 long years, after its creation.
Sandboxie it's basically a free tool, (and now open), which allows you to create a safe environment within Windows. In such a way, to be able to install and run software that may be dangerous or may contain malicious software (malware) and the rest of the Operating system. What offers a way to isolate processes, actions or applications, without jeopardizing the stability, security and privacy of the Operating System and its Users.
For the case of Windows 10 Operating System, which has the application Windows Sandbox, especially for updates, Sandboxie is an excellent and functional alternative, easy to use, especially in the field of security, since Windows Sandbox was perceived by many as a problematic or inefficient native solution.
However, SandboxieIs a SandBox (Sandbox or test) compatible with all versions of Windowsat Windows 7, which allows you to run files and programs with complete safety.
What is a Sandbox?
For the less knowledgeable, it is good to clarify that a Sandbox can be described as: A safe environment independent of the Operating System where specific or advanced developers or users can perform different tests or run sensitive processes. In such a way, that what is installed, executed or processed, even though it is dangerous, does not compromise the team safety.
Hence, a Sandbox It is useful for conducting tests and experiments of various kinds, such as running a program that is under development or evaluation, or making a series of changes without affecting the Host Operating System, among many other possibilities.
Sandboxie: Now Open Source
According to official website of the app, the application was released as Open Source from the month of April 2020, through the following statement:
"IMPORTANT INFORMATION ABOUT THE LAUNCH OF THE SANDBOXIE OPEN CODE
Sophos is proud to announce the release of the Sandboxie source code to the community, which means that we are finally an open source tool!
We are excited to give the code to the community. The Sandboxie tool has been built on many years of work by highly skilled developers and is an example of how to integrate with Windows at a very low level. We are proud to release it to the community in the hope that it spawns a new wave of ideas and use cases.
As we are monitoring and keeping you up to date on the adoption of the source code and its transition to becoming a true open source project, we can imagine that you have some questions about the availability of the free versions of the Sandboxie and the future of the forum and this site. Web".
Furthermore, also the official website of the Sophos organization I report this change, which can be seen through the following link. And to download and test this tool, you can access the following link.
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