Every regular internet user will eventually run across a program that seems highly desirable but at least a little bit suspect. Does it have adware or malware? Is it a virus? Could it result in identity theft? Sandboxie is the perfect solution to this common problem. Rated the best Windows Program on LifeHacker, this software gives you the chance to surf the internet and test out new programs without the fear of having them damage your computer. Not only that, but you can also run your e-mail program with it so that the files and spam you receive can’t harm the rest of your computer. Further, by intercepting and isolating threats, Sandboxie also makes it easy to delete them.
Sandboxie was made for Windows, and XP users in particular should take note since security patches for it were ceased in April of 2014. While it may seem like a program like this would slow down your computer, this one does not. You will still be able to run all applications on your computer at normal speed without having to worry about unnecessary delays. You can even store your cookies and browsing history in the sandbox for maximum privacy, preventing others who use the same machine from seeing your activity.