Sandbox

This Article Applies to:

  • Business Hub
  • Avast Business On-Premise Console

Sandbox lets you run applications in a safe virtual environment, isolated from the rest of your device’s system. This feature is useful when you want to run suspicious or untrusted applications without risk. Sandbox storage is a file space completely isolated from the rest of your system and other Sandboxes.

When you run an application in Sandbox, all necessary files are always copied to Sandbox storage where they can be modified as needed without affecting the original files. Any new files created during virtualization are also saved to Sandbox storage.

By default, Sandbox storage is created in the same drive as the original file. If there is insufficient space on the pre-selected drive or you encounter disk performance issues, you may need to select a different drive or browse for another location.

Sandbox Storage Tab

Business Hub and Avast Business Cloud Console

Avast Business On-Premise Console

Specify where Sandbox storage is created, choosing either the same drive as the modified file or on a specific drive.

Web Browsers Tab

Business Hub and Avast Business Cloud Console

Avast Business On-Premise Console

Configure the list of browser options that are not virtualized in the Sandbox, whether you can save trusted downloaded files outside the Sandbox, and whether to automatically clear Sandbox storage on a schedule.

Virtualized Processes Tab

Business Hub and Avast Business Cloud Console

Avast Business On-Premise Console

Configure the list of applications that are automatically virtualized.

Privacy Tab

Business Hub and Avast Business Cloud Console

Avast Business On-Premise Console

Specify which locations can or cannot be accessed by virtualized applications.

Exclusions Tab (On-Premise Console only)

Configure the list of locations that are not virtualized by entering the exact file location path. For more information on configuring Exclusions, see Sandbox Exclusions.

This tab does not exist in the Business Hub or Cloud Console, as exclusions are added exclusively in the Exclusions page of the policy.

Internet Access Tab

Business Hub and Avast Business Cloud Console

Avast Business On-Premise Console

Specify whether to allow all or selected virtualized applications to access the internet, or to block internet access for all virtualized applications.