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What is App Containers

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What is App Containers

What is App Containers



When you install a Win32 traditional desktop program on your PC, it installs into the Program Files folder from which, with administrative privileges, it can see and access each other file and folder and envelope on the machine, including critical Windows operating system files.

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Win32 is the programming interface (API) for 32-bit and 64-bit Windows operating systems.  The API consists of functions implemented, as with Win16, in system DLLs. An application written to Win32 can run in all Windows versions except Windows RT on ARM tablets.


Containers are protected areas of storage and memory. Think of them as little virtual machines, each with its own segregated area of memory and storage.

While not every software house will place its products in the Windows Store, containerizing any app makes it significantly more resilient against a malware infection and prevents it from being able to interact with the
underlying OS in a way that could prove malicious.

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Dr Jay
Mozilla has done a derivative of this kind of method with an addon for its Firefox browser, it's called Multi-Account Containers . They even take it further with another optional addon called Facebook Container. This really helps you avoid tracking especially from many websites that can track you all across the websites you visit. It is the first step, I believe, with Do Not Track being evolved.
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