Suggestions for Sandbox App for Home User

Discussion in 'sandboxing & virtualization' started by Luthorcrow, Feb 4, 2003.

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  1. Luthorcrow

    Luthorcrow Registered Member

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    Curious about sandbox apps for home user systems. Wondered if anyone had any good recommendations or applications to avoid.
     
  2. Pieter_Arntz

    Pieter_Arntz Spyware Veteran

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    Not much of a recommendation, since I only just started reading on the subject. I'm considering this one: http://www.uksecurityonline.com/products/tiny/personalfirewall/
    Let me know what you end up with.
    I think it is worth the wait, to see what L2BS and others have to say.
    But at least you got something to start with.

    Regards,

    Pieter
     
  3. LowWaterMark

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    By far and away the Tiny Trojan Trap (TTT) is the best application sandbox available. (Wow, how is that for a strong endorsement?!!) TTT reached its greatest incarnation in the version 3.0.5 release, which just so happens to be the one I am running on my Windows XP system.

    The current Tiny Personal Firewall v4.0 is a newer sandbox & firewall combo package, which I hated when I tried it. The user interface was terrible. (Or, perhaps I just hate "change". TTT v3.0 was hard enough to learn, and the prospect of having to adapt to an entirely different paradigm was not a happy thought for me.)

    TTT v3.0 is still available at http://www.download.com/ or at least it appears to still be available. If so, I highly recommend it. Here are a few links related to TTT...

    Wilders...
    http://www.wilderssecurity.com/showthread.php?t=1261

    DSLR-Security:
    http://www.dslreports.com/forum/remark,1958908~root=security,1~mode=flat

    DSLR-Kerio/Tiny Forum:
    http://www.dslreports.com/forum/remark,3152526~root=kerio~mode=flat

    There are many other threads available here (do a search for TTT or "trojan trap"), or over in the DSLReports Kerio - Tiny Support Forum.

    Give it a read and let us know if you have any questions.

    Best Wishes,
    LowWaterMark
     
  4. Luthorcrow

    Luthorcrow Registered Member

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    Tiny, particularly 3 seems to be the consensus opinion. But the warnings of it being difficult to run sounds like a project. Sounds like a weekend project.
     
  5. I_lack_commonsense

    I_lack_commonsense Registered Member

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    Maybe not a weekend project, but it will definitely take some time getting use to if you have had no prior experience in setting and configuring one. I tried it a few months ago so my memory about the program might not be as fresh as others on this board. But as I recall at first it took awhile to understand what programs needed what kinda resources (a lot of trial and error heh), and then setting TTT to carry it out was rather confusing as you had to make sure there weren't any conflicting permissions when you "group" programs together. Cant argue with the protection it offers if it is set up properly though.
     
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