how can Sandboxie be used for testing programs?

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  1. _ab

    _ab Registered Member

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    Hi,

    i´m using a sandboxed version of Firefox, so everything installed in that Firefox is a sandboxed install. But can´t sandboxie be used in the same way as Altiris SVS, installing some external program like some different browser for testing purposes?

    When i tried that, it somehow didn´t work. I tried to run the application installer sandboxed from some admin environment, but there was only a message "could not start sandboxie control program". What´s wrong?
     
  2. Peter2150

    Peter2150 Global Moderator

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    You might have some limited success, but sandboxie isn't really designed for that. It's meant to keep something your browser might download from doing damage. You won't be able to easily install a driver or start a service.

    Pete
     
  3. _ab

    _ab Registered Member

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    ah, ok. Then Altiris SVS will be the right program. Thank you!
     
  4. Rasheed187

    Rasheed187 Registered Member

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    Believe it or not, at the moment I´m using SBIE as a software testing tool, and over 90% of the time apps will work correctly. I have also checked out Altiris SVS but it was way too complex. And I also wonder how secure SVS is, what if you try to sandbox a malicious app, will it protect your system?
     
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