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Sandbox (computer security)

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A sandbox computer is a computer that is used for running programs that might not be trustworthy such as cracked programs, known viruses or programs downloaded by suspicious websites. These computers are usually virtual machines, however, sometimes they may not be to either appear legitimate or use hardware, such as an unused laptop or an older computer (modern stuff must not be used in case it is capable of damaging the hardware).