Using the SafeStart Sandbox

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If you are an advanced user and want to check a program you believe is malware, you can first test the program in a protected area called the SafeStart Sandbox. This sandbox allows you to isolate the actions of the malware program and observe its behavior.

Note: The SafeStart Sandbox is intended for testing malware, not legitimate programs.

To use the SafeStart sandbox:

  1. From the system tray, double-click the Webroot icon. 

    The main interface displays.

  2. Click the Utilities gear icon.
  3. Click the System Control tab.
  4. Under SafeStart Sandbox, click the Run SafeStart Sandbox button.

    The SafeStart Sandbox window displays.
  5. Browse to and select the filename or type in the path and filename for the command you want to start.
  6. To control how the program is allowed to execute, select or deselect any of the following checkboxes:

    Note: The list of commands is in a scrolling window.
  7. When you're done, click the Start button.