sandbox01One tool that look extremely promising to provide additional protection when you surf the Internet, has to be this one.

What basically it does is to partition off the browser from the other parts of the computer, thus, if you unintentionally downloaded a malware or virus, it will not harm the integrity of the entire system.

Upon finish installation, it may default to Microsoft’s Internet Explorer, so if your choice is Firefox, you need to poke around to change the default.

sandbox042You can further tweak the sandbox to run only with minimal rights by selecting the Drop Rights option.

A more complicated solution that require more setup and tweaking is using Microsoft VirtualPC or VMWare virtualization tool, but, it’s not practical for non-techies, so, Sandboxie is a straight forward tool that you can quickly install and setup.