Browser Sandbox

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When you browse the Internet, you are clueless about which sites are trusted and verified. Trusted sites are those that publish their identity so that they are established as known entities. However, all untrusted sites are not fake sites or phishing sites. Untrusted websites may be commercial websites, suppliers, sellers, third parties, advertisements, and entertainment websites.

Malicious sites mask their identity to run a covert operation. These sites can hack your confidential credentials, infect your computer, and spread spam messages.

Browser Sandbox* keeps you safe from any kind of malicious attacks. Browser Sandbox applies a strict security policy for all untrusted and unverified websites. If you open any downloaded files with Browser Sandbox turned on, such files open in Browser Sandbox to isolate any possible infection.

Configuring Browser Sandbox

To configure Browser Sandbox, follow these steps:

  1. Open Quick Heal AntiVirus Pro.
  2. On the left pane, click Protection and then click Browser Sandbox. Turn Browser Sandbox on.
  3. From the Browser Sandbox security level drop-down list, select the security level.
    The default setting is optimum and ideal for the novice users.
  4. Select Show border around browser window to indicate that your browser is running in Browser Sandbox.

    Note: This is not a mandatory feature for security and you may turn it off, if you prefer.

  5. Select Open the downloaded documents in sandbox environment* to open any downloaded documents in isolated environment to prevent spread of virus infection.
  6. Under Control browser access to your personal data, set the following options as required:
    • To protect your confidential data (such as bank statements, pictures, important documents) while you are surfing, select Prevent browser from accessing confidential folders and then select the folder that you want to protect.

      The data in the confidential folder will not be accessible by the browser and other applications running under Browser Sandbox. Therefore, your data is safe from being siphoned off.

    • To protect your data from being manipulated, select Prevent browser from modifying the protected data and then select the folder that you want to protect.

      The data in the protected folder will be accessible but the data cannot be manipulated or modified.

    • To download content to a certain folder while surfing, select Allow browser to store all downloads in the specified folder and then give the path to the folder.

      This helps you download content that you need for future use to a certain folder while surfing.

  7. To clean Sandbox cache, click the Delete button.
    This helps you clean temporary files.
  8. To save your settings, click Save Changes.


  • (*) This feature is supported on Windows 7 operating systems and later.
  • This feature is supported on Internet Explorer, Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, and Microsoft Edge browsers only.
  • Browser Sandbox is not available in Quick Heal AntiVirus Server Edition.
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