Browser: Sandboxed or not?

Discussion in 'polls' started by emperordarius, Jun 19, 2008.

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Do you run your browser Sandboxed or not?

  1. Yes, always

    70 vote(s)
    32.3%
  2. Yes, often

    29 vote(s)
    13.4%
  3. Yes, sometimes

    28 vote(s)
    12.9%
  4. Yes, rarely

    13 vote(s)
    6.0%
  5. No, never

    71 vote(s)
    32.7%
  6. What's a sandbox?

    6 vote(s)
    2.8%
  1. Long View

    Long View Registered Member

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    True - but does this really matter ?

    Say - Browser is only 99% secure on any given day
    Say - Probability of being attacked is x% on any given day
    Say - Probability of Returnil not being able to restore clean system is y%
    Say - Probability of Shadow Protect not being able to restore a clean system is z%

    Perhaps someone here can work out the probability that only using a 99% safe browser + returnil and imaging will lead to disaster ? I'm not going to worry too much about less than perfect security. For me the extra percentage of security that Sandboxie adds can hardly be measured. On my old machines the lag on first launch is however noticeable.
     
  2. dw426

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    Actually I agree with lag, un-sandboxed, FF3 flies open, with it sandboxed there's a decent delay (leaving that annoying 5 second nag screen out of this)
     
  3. LoneWolf

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    Gotta agree here.
     
  4. blacknight

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    I answered " often ": once I used Power Shadow, now Returnil.
     
  5. Rasheed187

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    I´m not using a dedicated sandboxing product like for example SBIE, and that´s because on my system it slows the browser down. But I am "sandboxing" my browser (and some other vulnerable apps) with DropMyRights/SRP and HIPS. This all will make it quite hard for most (if not all) malware to do any damage, at least I hope so. ;)
     
  6. Seer

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    I mirror this.
     
  7. computer geek

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    Rubbish! A browser may be secure, but a browser does not do a job a sandbox does, so how can a secure browser that has not the function of a sandbox give it exception so a sandbox ain't nessesary? o_O
    I rarely use sandboxing, safespace is too heavy for me, and sandboxie, well, I really don't like products that say they are free, but there is always that little advantage of paying. It puts me off, I don't know why, but on the whole, I'm sure its good. :)
     
  8. cet

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    I do not use any type of sandbox.I use Opera or FF.I am a safe surfer.
     
  9. chrisretusn

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    No sandbox.
     
  10. rarebeast

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    I've got Sandboxie on my XP machine (which I rarely use) and as you can imagine nothing on my Mac!
     
  11. The_1337

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    I do right after I get paranoid, but then I uninstall SB after my downloads get messed up.
     
  12. AKAJohnDoe

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    I sort of tar pit IE7. It has no permission in ZoneAlarm/AV to do anything other than ask for permission.
     
  13. ragnarok2012

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    A sandboxed browser is great for avoiding reimaging due to malware trashing of the OS.

    Although sandboxing is a good defense, a full suit of malware body-armor is still needed (AV, SBIE, reboot apps ect.).
     
  14. Long View

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    don't forget that a crucifix and garlic may also be "needed" on occasion :cautious:
     
  15. LoneWolf

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    That's only good for bloodsuckers, like vampires and the taxman. :D
     
  16. norman6810

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  17. Beto

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    Conversely, with a sand box you don't need a secure browser :D .
     
  18. Tunerz

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    Oftentimes I sandbox my browser for testing of extensions, browsing dodgy sites, or just being paranoid for a certain period of time. For an unknown reason, my cookies seem to get deleted after opening my browser unsandboxed. Back then it doesn't truly affect the cookies saved.
     
  19. lodore

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    Hello,
    no at this time i dont see the point. i havent got infected in years.
    maybe it would be a good idea for my friend since he gets infected alot.
     
  20. Dark Shadow

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    I say I do not need sandboxie when I have two blood thirsty pitbulls on guard GW/SD*puppy*
     
  21. bryanjoe

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    hi all,

    which version of sandboxie to install?
    current version is 2.80
     
  22. LoneWolf

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  23. progress

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    +1 :)
     
  24. Meriadoc

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    Through application virtualization. Benefits include :

    browser isn't installed but runs from an .exe
    will run from any media.
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    Registered version of Sandboxie.
     
  25. eliastz

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    I would very much like to use Sandboxie all of the time. Unfortunately, however, I also like using A-Squared Anti-Malware, and some of its components (e.g., Surf Protection) do not seem to be working in Sandboxie.
     
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