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Sandbboxie do you use it?


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#1 mute20

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Posted 28 June 2010 - 10:24 AM

I was wondering if other people use sandboxie and how much protection does it offer when surfing the internet?

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Posted 28 June 2010 - 11:05 AM

Yes, I use Sandboxie. It offers good protection. If a trojan or virus infects you when browsing a bad site, it is contained within Sandboxie and does not infect your system. You can just delete all Sandboxie contents to get rid of it.

The level of protection also depends on your awareness about malware. If you do not know that you are infected and accidentally or intentionally save the modified data to your actual system folders, then you are doomed.

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Posted 28 June 2010 - 06:14 PM

mute20

Good 3 part video review below.

Part 1
Part 2
Part 3

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Posted 03 July 2010 - 10:01 AM

It may be the best free security app of all time.

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Posted 03 July 2010 - 10:18 AM

Thanks mute20, I had never heard of sandboxie before. It looks interesting.

@Red Dawn, thanks for the links to the tutorial videos. Did you see the video response on the first one? In it the person says that the stuff IN the sandbox is saved in system restore. Is that true?

EDIT: i forgot to put the link in. DOH!!!!!! Link

Edited by DeathStalker, 03 July 2010 - 10:21 AM.


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Posted 04 July 2010 - 03:49 PM

Hi DeathStalker,


Nothing to worry about really.

Q. Why does my anti-virus detect a virus in the System Volume Information folder?

A. The System Restore component in Windows collects various files into the System Volume Information when they are deleted. While the intention is to protect your system, sometimes System Restore ends up making copies of virus files. These virus files are inactive, and even if restored, will be restored into the sandbox, so there is little cause for alarm. Nevertheless, it is a good idea to let your anti-virus get rid of any such virus files.

Note that this will not occur if you securely wipe the contents of the sandbox (see previous quesion).

http://www.sandboxie.com/index.php?FAQ_Virus


I currently use CCleaner to securely delete the contents of the Sandbox.




Or, to prevent System Restore backing up Sandbox files in the first place:

The System Restore component ignores files and folders in temporary folders, so moving the sandbox to C:\TEMP\SANDBOX instead of the default C:\SANDBOX should cause System Restore to ignore the sandbox when creating a snapshot.

http://www.sandboxie.com/index.php?PrivacyConcerns

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Posted 04 July 2010 - 04:29 PM

Thanks.

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Posted 04 July 2010 - 06:59 PM

No problem :thumbsup:




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