Microsoft’s Windows Sandbox lets you run suspicious apps in isolation

December 19, 2018

Via: TechSpot

Good news for anyone who has ever downloaded a suspicious executable file but didn’t want to set up a virtual machine to run it safely: Microsoft has announced a new feature called Windows Sandbox that creates a temporary desktop environment that isolates untrusted software, meaning it can’t affect your PC.

Microsoft said the feature, which was previously known as InPrivate Desktop, would arrive in Windows 10 19H1 by early next year and be part of the Windows 10 Pro and Enterprise editions. Any software its runs stays only in the sandbox. Once it is closed, all the software and its files and state are permanently deleted.

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