I hold a tablet with Windows 8.1. When I'm on the desktop interface I do use Sandboxie for normal internet usage to prevent having Windows infected.

I wonder if there is a way to do the same with the IE app on the metro interface:

  • Is it possible to sandboxe Internet Explorer both on desktop and metro interface?
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    So I don't know the answer to the question that you actually asked, but.... I can tell you that Metro (or, what used to be called Metro) IE in Windows 8/8.1 already uses sandboxing protection. Metro IE makes use of something called Enhanced Protected Mode, introduced in Windows 8/8.1. EPM is a feature that places the rendering engine in Metro IE within the general Windows sandboxing technology introduced in 8/8.1, AppContainer. Details: blogs.msdn.com/b/ieinternals/archive/2012/03/23/… – mostlyinformed Jan 13 '16 at 15:54
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    AppContainer is also the sandbox that protects the Edge browser in Windows 10. One other (perhaps) interesting thing: Enhanced Protected Mode is enabled by default with Metro IE, but if you wish you actually can turn it on in desktop IE as well. (You'll find a checkbox in Internet Options/Advanced screen.) If using Sandboxie ever becomes a hassle that might be an alternative worth thinking about. (I make no guarantee that turning on EPM would be as secure overall as using Sandboxie to sandbox the whole desktop IE program, but it would certainly be an improvement vs doing nothing) – mostlyinformed Jan 13 '16 at 16:08

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