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Sandbox (Computing)

A sandbox is a restricted environment that contains the actions and effects of the sandboxed software within it. For example, a user might opt to run a web browser through sandbox software so that any attempt made by a malicious web site or poorly written code to install software or otherwise affect the operating system or files on the greater computer would be stopped.

In a typical setup, as soon as the sandbox is closed, any changes made within the sandbox are erased and the sandboxed applications are returned to their previous state.

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