This little guide will show you step by step how to use Sandboxie to test suspicious programs on your computer in a closed sandbox environment or running multiple instances of Steam (not covered in this guide).
What is a sandbox (when talking computer security)
A sandbox is a closed environment where you can test programs, without letting the programs make any changes to your system outside the sandbox. If you run a program in Sandboxie and it makes any changes in files, it will only take effect if you accept these changes.
Lets get started.
Download and install the latest version of Sandboxie from the downloade page.
Open Sandboxie. From the top menu click on Sandbox and “Create New Sandbox”, give your Sanbox a name.
Now right click on your new Sandbox, choose “Run Sandboxed” -> “Run Any Program”. Click “Browse” and find the program you want to run Sandboxed and click OK.
Your program should now start inside the Sandbox.
Thats it ! You may want to delete your Sandbox again though, do this by right clicking on your Sandbox and choose “Delete Content” or “Terminate Programs”.