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Poll: Sandboxie what do you think about it? (6 member(s) have cast votes)

Do you like it?

  1. yes (4 votes [66.67%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 66.67%

  2. no (2 votes [33.33%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 33.33%

  3. never used it (0 votes [0.00%])

    Percentage of vote: 0.00%

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#1 TheForgottenGod


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Posted 27 March 2012 - 07:38 PM

i been using sandboxie for many diffrent things. i have even download rouge anti-virus into it and never had a problem getting infected on my host computer (ran in Oracle VM VirtualBox when i did it) but to me it seem like it does a nice job keeping unwanted files from entering into your computer.

introduction to the software

Sandboxie runs your programs in an isolated space which prevents them from making permanent changes to other programs and data in your computer.

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The red arrows indicate changes flowing from a running program into your computer. The box labeled Hard disk (no sandbox) shows changes by a program running normally. The box labeled Hard disk (with sandbox) shows changes by a program running under Sandboxie. The animation illustrates that Sandboxie is able to intercept the changes and isolate them within a sandbox, depicted as a yellow rectangle. It also illustrates that grouping the changes together makes it easy to delete all of them at once.

Benefits of the Isolated Sandbox

  • Secure Web Browsing: Running your Web browser under the protection of Sandboxie means that all malicious software downloaded by the browser is trapped in the sandbox and can be discarded trivially.
  • Enhanced Privacy: Browsing history, cookies, and cached temporary files collected while Web browsing stay in the sandbox and don't leak into Windows.
  • Secure E-mail: Viruses and other malicious software that might be hiding in your email can't break out of the sandbox and can't infect your real system.
  • Windows Stays Lean: Prevent wear-and-tear in Windows by installing software into an isolated sandbox.

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#2 4dude


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Posted 03 April 2012 - 10:34 PM

I havent used it but from what i have heard,ITS QUITE A USEFUL THING! (I voted YES)

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Posted 04 April 2012 - 06:49 AM

Sandboxing is a technique which creates an isolated operating/virtual environment in which applications can be run, tested or installed without permanently modifying the local drive. Sandboxes can be used for security and software development as well as for testing and debugging code. Sandboxing can also be used as a form of malware prevention as described below by virus Bulletin.

A sandbox is a small, sealed-off version of an environment offering a minimal set of services, and is used as a test area. Actions carried out within the sandbox are safely contained within the area and cannot leak out to affect more important parts of a system.

Sandboxing is used within security software to unpack compressed or encrypted files, or to analyse the behaviour of unknown items. Larger-scale sandboxing tools are available for improving the security of computing environments - for example, browser sandboxes seal web browsers off from the host system, preventing malware from damaging it.


For more specific information about how sandboxes work, please read A Taste of Computer Security: Sandboxing.

Sandboxie is one example of a sandboxing tool.
Getting Started: How to use Sandboxie - the tutorial has 6 parts

avast! 6 offered several new protection features to include the AutoSandbox. avast! Free Antivirus 6 does not include the full Sandbox module or its enhancements. avast! 7 extends virtualization “sandbox”. For more information about this feature, how it works and how it differs from avast! Pro and avast! Internet Security, please refer to Using the AutoSandbox.

Comodo Internet Security also offers Sandboxing.
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