Freeware Sandboxie Alternative?

Discussion in 'sandboxing & virtualization' started by TheMozart, May 12, 2012.

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  1. TheMozart

    TheMozart Former Poster

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    You mean COMODO Internet Security? I heard their Sandbox was crap, how did you find it? I am not sure as I have never done any personal testing. Maybe KOR or someone else has and could reply?
     
  2. Baserk

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    But as others have mentioned already, something seems wrong with your particular setup/config.
    SBIE never collapses when loading 10 youtube movies, not even on an old single core Pentium/1GB XPSP3. Slow as molasses, sure, but no crashing.
    I'd reformat or at least reinstall SBIE.
    Afaik, free CIS' 'auto sandbox' is policy restriction based where the paid-only 'manual sandbox' is a virtual environment.
     
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  3. TheMozart

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    And I reinstalled SBIE and will see how it goes.

    And how sure are you that the free CIS' 'auto sandbox' is policy restriction based where the paid-only 'manual sandbox' is a virtual environment?

    So in other words, the free version of CIS' Sandbox is useless?
     
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  4. Hungry Man

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    Sandbox seems fine to me. The manual sandbox, as Baserk said, is a fully virtualized file system.
     
  5. TheMozart

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    What you mean the manual sandbox?
     
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    Comodo has a sandbox that lets you run programs in it by right clicking the executable and selecting run in Comodo sandbox.
     
  7. TheMozart

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    Can you browse the internet with IE and every website I visit will remain in the COMODO Sandbox, even driveby downloads and other nasties?
     
  8. blasev

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    It a loop of question and answer, interesting.
    sandboxie works fine when I run 5 different program on 5 different sandbox. Since I never run 10 videos on the same times, so I can't answer the question.
    although you might try virtual machine as other solution.
     
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    Seems I have to unintall sandboxie before testing out the Comodo manual sandbox.
     
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    I just ran 10 youtube vids all together, sandboxed. No problem, except the mixed audio o_O

    I think he does not suffer fools gladly, no reference to you, I am sure if you had a reasonable problem, he would jump at the chance to rectify it.

    No, only once to prove a point

    Seems like you want someone else to do everything for you, this took 10 secs to find, although I only had one window open
    http://www.returnilvirtualsystem.com/products#compare
     
  12. TheMozart

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    I just read this comment on the COMODO Forum:

    "There's no difference between the sandbox in the free version and that in that paid version. The only difference between the free and paid versions are extra services you get. The core protection is the same for both."
     
  13. Montmorency

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    uffff...
    long thread.

    The answer to the question is: there is no alternative to Sandboxie!

    Either free or paid; nothing similar; it is one and only; not a brother around; nor a sister.

    Fly to Israel, have a chat with Tzuk, and maybe you have some luck.

    Otherwise stop beeing silly.
     
  14. TheMozart

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    What can SB do that others cannot? (Just answer the question and leave the personal attacks out of it!:thumbd: )
     
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    I agree with Montmorency. Minus the personal statements. There really isn't an alternative to sandboxie. The only thing somewhat close is bufferzone. Sandboxie can be very simple to operate or can be complex depending on how its configured. Its elegant in its simplicity. That's the reason you and others are having a hard time finding a suitable replacement. Its a sandbox and you can also configure it to be a policy restriction. Its as versatile as you want to make it.
     
  16. TheMozart

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    Thank you, I have heard and conformed:argh:

    I will stick with SB.
     
  17. ichito

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    Dear Montmorency...
    as you can see this thread is about "alternative"...and "an alternative" means "to make a choise between two or more possibilities"..."a situation presenting such a choice". In this context we don't talk about "brother or sister" of Sandboxie or something else exactly the same as Sbie...the same are only all other instances of Sbie.
     
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    Looking at the main site, you're right.
    When checking the forum however, it still reads;
    'Automatic sandboxing does not virtualise software Files and registry keys created by the software are NOT stored in a separate place on your hard disk. (Instead, to protect system integrity, the sandboxed program is prevented from writing to protected folders, pre-existing files, and registry keys - see link above for details).' link
    This is info from Jan 2012, so it might be incorrect by now as it seems CIS free and paid indeed have the same sandbox virtualization.
     
  19. IceCube1010

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    The only freeware that comes to mind is bufferzone. Sandboxie truely is in a league on it's own. Comodo's sandbox is different if I recall, more like a policy restrictor type thingy. GesWall is more like a policy/sandbox combo.

    Ice
     
  20. kupo

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    COMODO IS 5.xx has two types of sandboxing:
    Auto-sandbox and Manual Sandbox
    Auto-sandbox (the one used automatically for unknown programs) doesn't have virtualization, only policy restrictions.
    Manual Sandbox has a virtualization same as Sandboxie (although not configurable)

    The incoming COMODO IS 6.xx will support virtualization for auto-sandbox.
     
  21. TheMozart

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    So why do you prefer SB over bufferzone?
     
  22. IceCube1010

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    I didn't know that.
    thanks
    Ice
     
  23. IceCube1010

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    I wanted to like bufferzone more than SBIE only because of the interface. I like Bufferzone's interface. However, I did experience some issues using the software. Can't remember off hand since it's been about 8 months ago. Things that didn't make sense. They could be corrected now for all I know. SBIE on the other hand was pretty flawless in it's implementation. I had used SBIE and Avast without any issues. Not to get off topic but the security tool of choice is something that I used about 7yrs ago and really liked it. However they were 2 separate products in ZA and AOL AVS. Now they have been combined into one security suite.

    Ice
     
  24. TheMozart

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    Hey ice, can you try the latest Bufferzone PRO and tell me what you think?
     
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    I removed SB and installed Bufferzone PRO , will give it another go.
     
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