What is sandboxd and why does it work on my Mac?
Computer science 2020-06-20 17:59:25
You noticed something called "sandboxd " while browsing the activity monitor
, and now you"re here. So what is this thing? RELATED: What is this process and why is it running on my Mac?
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explaining various processes found in the activity monitor, such as Apple Developer Page
: App Sandbox is an access control technology provided in macOS, applied at the kernel level. It is designed to contain damage to the system and user data if an application is compromised. Before the sandbox, each application had access to everything the user did. It was good for simplicity, but it meant that each application was a potential path to all of your data and hardware. Applications sRunning in the sandbox must specifically request access to things like your files or your webcam, which gives you an extra level of security. The macOS sandbox can optionally be implemented by applications that you download online, but it is mandatory for any application that you download from the Mac App Store. This is just one of the reasons why the Mac App Store does not have all the apps you want
. The sandboxd process probably shouldn"t take up a lot of your system resources, but if it tries to stop recently installed applications. If that resolves the issue, consider submitting a bug report to the developer, as there is something wrong with this application.