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#1 bk6151


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Posted 16 April 2012 - 04:24 PM

How well does sandboxie work. Is it as good as some say it is or just a false sense of security

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Posted 16 April 2012 - 04:35 PM

In my own personal opinion it is dependent on the user being conscientious with everything they do and diligence with the sandbox. Being lazy and haphazard and it's not worth even saying you have the feature. It's almost like having a malware scanner installed and never using it. Then being surprised that you have an infection from two years ago.

If you use that security feature then yes it's worthwhile and effective. Otherwise, no.

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Posted 17 April 2012 - 06:09 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.
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