If you are looking for a safe environment to run and trusted applications on your Windows 10 machine without using the included “Windows Sandbox” tool available in Windows 10 Pro or Enterprise. You may be interested to know that the latest version of the Sandboxie software is now available as freeware. Although you will need to be running either Windows 7 or above as Sophos has no plans to offer a free version for Windows XP. Sandboxie runs your programs in an isolated space which prevents them from making permanent changes to other programs and data in your computer.
For more information and to download the latest version of Sandboxie jump over to the official website by following the link below.
“Sophos is excited to announce that we are making Sandboxie a free tool, with plans to transition it to an open source tool. This new evolution of Sandboxie is one we are enthusiastic about, but that does not mean this was an easy decision to make. Sandboxie has never been a significant component of Sophos’ business, and we have been exploring options for its future for a while.
Frankly, the easiest and least costly decision for Sophos would have been to simply end of life Sandboxie. However, we love the technology too much to see it fade away. More importantly, we love the Sandboxie community too much to do that. The Sandboxie user base represents some of the most passionate, forward thinking, and knowledgeable members of the security community and we didn’t want to let you down.
After thoughtful consideration we decided that the best way to keep Sandboxie going was to give it back to its users – transitioning it to an open source tool. We will release more information about the open source project as we continue to work on the details. Until the open source transition is completed we have decided to make all restricted features of Sandboxie completely free.”