Shade sandbox

Shade sandbox is a sandbox-based isolation program developed by Eugene Balabanov[1]. Shade is distributed to consumers as a shareware solution. It creates an isolated virtual environment within your computer: rather than running software and browsing the Internet directly, you can instead perform these actions through a fenced-off safe area. This mechanism creates a highly controlled environment for running untested or untrustworthy apps without threatening host operating system.

Shade Sandbox
Shade 1.7
Original author(s)Eugene Balabanov
Developer(s)Eugene Balabanov
Written inC++
Operating systemWindows XP SP3 Windows Vista SP2 Windows 7 Windows 8.x Windows 10
PlatformIA-32 and x64
Size~14 MB
Available inEnglish, Ukrainian and Russian
TypeSecurity software


Shade sandbox is basically a plugin for Security Toolkit Engine Platform, which enables developers to build security-related solutions such as file monitors , API Spy utilities and, of course, virtual environments. The platform is available for corporate customers as vendor's site suggests. These are some capabilities the platform provides to plugins:

  • Control over file system operations
  • Control over registry operations
  • A DLL injection mechanism so that plugins could alter processes behavior. For instance, Shade itself exploits this capability to draw a frame over "shaded" application windows


Findmysoft has rated Shade Sandbox 5 out of 5 stars, naming it Essential [2]

Softpedia describes Shade as "Simple, yet reliable anti-virus protection" [3]

See also


  1. "Eugene's LinkedIn Profile".
  2. "Shade Sandbox". FindMySoft. FindMySoft. Retrieved 10 October 2015.
  3. "Shade Sandbox". Softpedia.
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