Are there any good, free, sandboxing programs out there?

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  1. Fox Mulder

    Fox Mulder Registered Member

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    Hello everyone! I currently use Sandboxie but I have the trial version. I'm low on cash (I'm a student) so I'm looking for something similar, but free. Does anyone know of anything like that?
     
  2. clayieee

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    you must know that Comodo has a sandbox,
     
  3. moontan

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    Sandboxie 'trial' is the free version.
    you can use that for as long as you want.

    it's just that the Pro version has a few extra options.

    i've never tried Comodo's sandbox but from what i've read here SBie is far superior.
     
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    (Off topic)Would sandboxie continuing to protect me even my trial period over?
     
  5. moontan

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    unless this has changed the Free version has no times limit.
    yes, you will be protected.
     
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    BufferZone Pro is available for free.
     
  7. clayieee

    clayieee Registered Member

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    Im not sure about this but the difference between the sandboxie free and pro is that in free you are only allowed to sandbox 1 program.
     
  8. moontan

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    look at this page for the difference of free vs paid:
    http://www.sandboxie.com/index.php?FAQ_Licensing
     
  9. J_L

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    Other than Comodo and Avast, which are free security programs with a sandbox, here are all that I know:
    Sandboxie
    GeSWall
    Bufferzone
    Returnil
    Virtual Protect

    There's also this, which is an old version of paid software.

    There are virtualized browsers as well:
    Inmunos
    Dell Kace Safe Browser
    Fearless Browser
    BitBox

    Virtual Machines provide similar features:
    VMware Player/Server
    VirtualBox
    VirtualPC
    VMLite
    MokaFive LivePC
    MobaLiveCD
     
  10. cheater87

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    Geswall does not work on 64 bit at the moment. So for now its 32 bit only. The Comodo sandbox is good as long as you have it set to ANYTHING but partially limited. On partially limited it leaves some files from the sandboxed programs.
     
  11. Serapis

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    Good is a very subjective term and depends on your uses and whther or not a feature set meets your demands. Clarify what you want it for to be able to help posters recommend something relevant.
     
  12. bo elam

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    Hi Fox, in my opinion the Sandboxie trial/free-forever version is as good
    or better than anything that's available. I never got infected when I
    used it and you wont neither if you learn how to use it.
    When you get some cash, buy the registered version which will give you
    the option to force folders and programs sandboxed. On the registered
    version you can also have more than one sandbox open at the same time.
    Basically, the paid/registered version makes sandboxie more automatic
    since programs and folders will open sandboxed by design instead of
    right clicking on the file and choosing "run sandboxed". It requires less
    thinking than on the free version but the protection is the same.
    You are already using the best, don't change it for something that might
    look shinier but in reality, it wont be.

    Bo
     
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