There is no foolproof way to your PC Security. Howsoever modern and advanced security tool you use, you can never be absolutely sure about it. It is always better to employ more than one security approach for safeguarding your computer.
Sandboxing, is an approach, which is often overlooked by many of the computer users. However it is a great way to get protected.
What is a SandBox
If you are not sure, Sandbox is a tool, which creates a virtual space in your PC and restricts the applications, browsers and websites to work within this space. Your main files remain protected and all the changes made to them are only temporary in nature. Even if you encounter a virus or trojan, or you click a malicious link while browsing, which downloads some malware script on your PC, or you visit a website which attempts to push some drive-by-download onto your PC, you do not have to be worried about them.
If you are using a sandbox, you are protected. With one click or a simple boot, you can just wipe out all the changes made during this session and your computer is as fresh as it was before you started the sandbox session.
Sandbox is also an excellent tool for testing of a new software, about whose safe nature you are not absolutely sure. For instance, you might be willing to try some screensaver, or some new software from a torrent site, but you are afraid whether it contains any malware or s pyware, then there is no need to worry. Just run that software in an sondboxed environment, test the software as you wish and in the end, wipe out all the changes made to your system with few simple clicks. Easy.
Returnil Virual System – A useful toll for Windows Security
Returnil is one such tool, which allows you to run applications in a sandboxed environment. Returnil virtualization technology clones a computer’s System Partition and boots the PC into this system rather than native Windows, allowing users to run your applications in a completely isolated environment.
This method of providing security to your Windows computer has some distinct merits over the traditional methods of using security software like antiviruses, antispyware etc. These tools work on post-event basis. They depend on early detection of all new malware and updation of the signature file of these antiviruses by the end user. There can be considerable delays, sometime hours, sometimes days and sometimes months, before the actual protection to a malware ultimately reached the end user.