Most malicious websites are designed to drop malware on your computer the moment you visit them. This type of an unexpected attack is known as a drive-by download. Sometimes, even trusted and harmless looking websites can do this to your computer. Quick Heal Browser Sandbox is an important security feature that counters such attacks.
Browser Sandbox is a virtual environment where you can run your Internet Browsers. If any website automatically downloads a harmful file, this environment will isolate the file and prevent it from reaching the crucial areas of your computer. And once the browser is closed, the file will be deleted automatically. This way you stay safe against what we call sneak attacks on the Internet.
The Browser Sandbox feature in the latest Quick Heal products has now been enhanced. Any document you download from the Internet can be opened in the Sandbox Environment. In this way, you can be sure that the downloaded file will not cause any damage to your computer.
This feature currently supports the following types of documents:
DOC/ DOCX, PDF, TXT, XLS/XLSX, PPT/PPTX
If you are using Quick Heal, you can turn ON the feature in the following way:
Open Quick Heal > Internet & Network > Browser Sandbox > “Open downloaded documents in Sandbox environment”