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