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Run unknown programs with confidence/en-nz

Sandbox lets you run apps, download files, and visit websites in a secure virtual environment isolated from the rest of your computer.

What's the risk?

Running unknown software, downloading videos or other files from unknown sources, or visiting unverified websites could potentially infect your PC, allowing hackers to access your personal data.

How can hackers steal my data?

Hackers can use software, files, and websites to infiltrate and infect your PC. Sandbox lets you run suspicious files safely, in isolation from the rest of your computer. If everything proves safe, you can move them to your machine. If not, your computer is safe and you’ve risked nothing.

Launch apps and files in a safe virtual space

All paid Avast PC products come with Sandbox, so you can run apps, download files, and visit websites without accidentally infecting your PC.

Sandbox comes preloaded in our Avast paid products, so all you need to do to run any .exe file safely in isolation is right-click the file, and select “Run in Sandbox”. If you prefer, you can open your Avast and click on ‘Protection’. You will find the Sandbox icon right there, and when you open it you’ll be able to run any app.

Where to find Sandbox

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Avast Premium Security
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Avast Ultimate
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Run the Avast installer
Run the Avast installer
Run the Avast installer
Run the Avast installer
Run the Avast installer
Save the Avast file
Save the Avast file
Save the Avast file
Save the Avast file
Save the Avast file
Open the Avast file to install
Open the Avast file to install
Open the Avast file to install
Open the Avast file to install
Open the Avast file to install
Run the Avast installer
Run the Avast installer
Run the Avast installer
Run the Avast installer
Run the Avast installer
Click the downloaded file on the bottom-left corner of your browser.
Click the downloaded file on the bottom-left corner of your browser.
Click the downloaded file on the bottom-left corner of your browser.
Click the downloaded file on the bottom-left corner of your browser.
Click the downloaded file on the bottom-left corner of your browser.
Click Save File when prompted. Go to Downloads on the top-right corner to open the setup file.
Choose Save File when prompted, then click OK.
Click Save File when prompted. Go to Downloads on the top-right corner to open the setup file.
Click Save File when prompted. Go to Downloads on the top-right corner to open the setup file.
Choose Save File when prompted, then click OK.
Go to Downloads on the top-right corner and click on the downloaded file.
Go to Downloads on the top-right corner and click on the downloaded file.
Go to Downloads on the top-right corner and click on the downloaded file.
Go to Downloads on the top-right corner and click on the downloaded file.
Go to Downloads on the top-right corner and click on the downloaded file.
Go to your Downloads folder and click on the downloaded file.
Go to your Downloads folder and double-click on the downloaded file.
Go to your Downloads folder and click on the downloaded file.
Go to your Downloads folder and click on the downloaded file.
Go to your Downloads folder and double-click on the downloaded file.
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Confirm the installation
Confirm the installation
Confirm the installation
Confirm the installation
Confirm the installation
Confirm the installation
Open the Avast file to install
Confirm the installation
Confirm the installation
Open the Avast file to install
Confirm the installation
Confirm the installation
Confirm the installation
Confirm the installation
Confirm the installation
Confirm the installation
Confirm the installation
Confirm the installation
Confirm the installation
Confirm the installation
Click Yes on the system dialog window to approve the start of your Avast installation.
Click Allow on the system dialog window to approve the start of your Avast installation.
Click Yes on the system dialog window to approve the start of your Avast installation.
Click Yes on the system dialog window to approve the start of your Avast installation.
Click Allow on the system dialog window to approve the start of your Avast installation.
Click Yes on the system dialog window to approve the start of your Avast installation.
Go to Downloads on the top-right corner to open the setup file and approve the installation.
Click Yes on the system dialog window to approve the start of your Avast installation.
Click Yes on the system dialog window to approve the start of your Avast installation.
Go to Downloads on the top-right corner to open the setup file and approve the installation.
Click Yes on the system dialog window to approve the start of your Avast installation.
Click Allow on the system dialog window to approve the start of your Avast installation.
Click Yes on the system dialog window to approve the start of your Avast installation.
Click Yes on the system dialog window to approve the start of your Avast installation.
Click Allow on the system dialog window to approve the start of your Avast installation.
Click Yes on the system dialog window to approve the start of your Avast installation.
Click Allow on the system dialog window to approve the start of your Avast installation.
Click Yes on the system dialog window to approve the start of your Avast installation.
Click Yes on the system dialog window to approve the start of your Avast installation.
Click Allow on the system dialog window to approve the start of your Avast installation.
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Follow setup instructions
Follow setup instructions
Follow setup instructions
Follow setup instructions
Follow setup instructions
Follow setup instructions
Follow setup instructions
Follow setup instructions
Follow setup instructions
Follow setup instructions
Follow setup instructions
Follow setup instructions
Follow setup instructions
Follow setup instructions
Follow setup instructions
Follow setup instructions
Follow setup instructions
Follow setup instructions
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Click the button in the installer window to begin installation.
Click the button in the installer window to begin installation.
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Click the button in the installer window to begin installation.
Click the button in the installer window to begin installation.
Click the button in the installer window to begin installation.
Click the button in the installer window to begin installation.
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