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Using SafeStart Sandbox

If you are an advanced user and want to test a program you believe is malware, you can first execute the program in a protected area called the SafeStart Sandbox. This sandbox allows you to isolate the actions of the malware program and observe its behavior.

Note: The SafeStart Sandbox is intended for testing malware, not legitimate programs.

To execute a file in the SafeStart Sandbox:

  1. Open the main interface.

  2. Click System Tools.

  3. In the System Control tab, click the Start button under SafeStart Sandbox.

    The SafeStart (Advanced) dialog opens.


  4. You can select the file either by clicking the Browse button or by entering the filename and location in the Command-line field.

  5. If you want to use some advanced features for controlling how the program is allowed to execute, select a checkbox to disable a function (uncheck the box) or activate it (check the box). When you're done, click the Start button.