Lot of software especially pirated software come with malicious code. This malicious code can infect you computer and give you a lot of trouble. Start from Worm virus to Trojan virus to steal valuable your information such as financial data, account password, identity information and many more. This can be a nightmare.
One prevention step is using an Antivirus. There are lots of good and bad Antivirus out there. And sometimes attacker using an Antivirus to infect your computer by provide a crack tools or keygen generator. If you are not careful then you can be easily infected.
To run an unknown/malicious software without getting infected, you can use Sanboxie. Sandboxie runs your programs in an isolated space which prevents them from making permanent changes to other programs and data in your computer.
How is it work? See the animation below:
The animation illustrates that Sandboxie is able to intercept the changes and isolate them within a sandbox, depicted as a yellow rectangle. It also illustrates that grouping the changes together makes it easy to delete all of them at once.
Sanboxie is not just secure you from run a malicious code. But also protect you from malicious code from browsing to the internet. You just run your favorite web browser under Sanboxie. And terminate that application from Sanboxie when finished. This include browsing history, cookies, and cached temporary files collected while Web browsing stay in the sandbox and don’t leak into Windows.