Microsoft is preparing a new security tool for desktop operating systems. This will be the so-called "sandbox" for Windows - a limited virtual space where you can run suspicious files and applications. The virtual Sandbox for Windows is slated to launch early next year.
The Windows Sandbox software feature provides a closed space for the safe launch of "dubious" files that can carry malware. The sandbox may be of interest to a large number of users, but not everyone will have access to it. Microsoft plans to embed Windows Sandbox only in Pro and Enterprise licenses, bypassing the Home version. At the same time, the "sandbox" does not require additional software - its functions will be implemented at the level of the Windows OS itself.
The company talks about the security guarantees of the new software tool for user files and the PC itself. After shutting down the sandbox, Windows 10 removes the files in the virtual space, and after the second launch of the operating system, the virtual machine is installed again without traces of previous operations. Windows Sandbox configures all settings on its own.
The tool will be a useful assistant for those who work a lot with third-party applications and documents from various sources. Antivirus scanning may not always reveal hidden malware, and launching dubious documents on your home or work device has an additional risk for all information inside your PC.
Installing Sandbox for Windows 10 requires the following PC technical parameters:
The company has been working on a new software feature for several months now. For the first time, the "sandbox" for Windows announced itself in mid-2018, when information about the InPrivate Desktop option appeared (in fact, the same as the Windows Sandbox). It was expected to appear in the October 10 update, but InPrivate Desktop never appeared. It was also expected to be integrated into the Windows 10 update, codenamed 19H1, expected early next year.
Sandbox development is in its final stage. Microsoft intends to include it in system update 19H1, expected to launch in Q1 2019
The Topic of Article: Microsoft will build a tool to safely launch suspicious files and applications into Windows 10.