Shade sandbox is a sandbox-based isolation program developed by Eugene Balabanov. 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.
|Original author(s)||Eugene Balabanov|
|Operating system||Windows XP SP3 Windows Vista SP2 Windows 7 Windows 8.x Windows 10|
|Platform||IA-32 and x64|
|Available in||English, Ukrainian and Russian|
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
Softpedia describes Shade as "Simple, yet reliable anti-virus protection"