Noob Sandbox help

Discussion in 'sandboxing & virtualization' started by majax01, Jun 18, 2011.

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  1. majax01

    majax01 Registered Member

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    Hello,

    I need a sandbox to open a few programs that I'm unsure of. Can you recommend a sandbox program for use with Windows XP? I'd prefer a program that was easy to use for noobs like myself.

    Thanks.
     
  2. Sully

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    Easy to use is a relative thing ;) I would say use Sandboxie, but there are some other options these days. I haven't used them, because I am satisfied with Sandboxie.

    Sul.
     
  3. ExtremeGamerBR

    ExtremeGamerBR Registered Member

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    Sandboxie, the best!
     
  4. J_L

    J_L Registered Member

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    There is BufferZone as well.
     
  5. majax01

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    Thanks for the recommendations. I installed SandBoxie. I'm currently reading the instructions on how to open a executable file in it.
     
  6. moontan

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    don't hesitate to ask if you have questions! :)
     
  7. majax01

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    I just want to verify, all I have to do is right-click an executable file and select run sanboxed, that's it?
     
  8. moontan

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    it's as simple as that.

    couple of options you might like to add to the sandbos settings:
    -Delete/Delete Invocations: "automatically delete sandbox"
    -Restrictions/Drop Rights: check box to enable.

    i also like to add a color border to show that the sandbox is active;
    it's in the Appearance section.
     
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    Another area of consideration for majax01...

    When configuring, say, an IE browser sandbox, it is good to add Internet Explorer to both the Internet Access and Start/Run Access in the Restriction settings.

    The moment you enter a program name into one of the Access settings, you have effectively reversed the "All programs can access the Internet" (or can start and run) setting, and you have then changed the access from all to just the one (or more) programs you have entered.

    To me, this is huge, and, if I'm not mistaken, it is a sure-fire way of stopping a keylogger... because it can't access the net or start/run because you have not allowed it to.

    This is just one way to tighten up default sandbox settings.

    HTH
     
  10. Sully

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    As you can tell, many here like Sandboxie, and are ready, willing and able to help you.

    Take your time learning it. Don't get so confused and frustrated that you decide it is not worth it. Be patient and try to understand just what this application does fundamentally, then slowly add in other aspects. It is perhaps the one application that will pay huge dividends in your time invested. Most users who grasp it fully probably never quit using it. It is just that good.

    All that being said (I am a SBIE fanboy after all), it is not the only application in the world. You might find other options suit you better. I am just saying to ease yourself into it ;)

    Sul.
     
  11. Boyfriend

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    Sandboxie :thumb:
     
  12. moontan

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    i have been using Sandboxie on and off for the last 2 years.

    i always come back to it because it is as close to having fool-proof protection as one can get while having a minimal impact on convenience.

    it is also very light and it never has caused BSOD or instability on my machines.
    it really is one of the few "holy" app here at Wilders.
     
  13. bo elam

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    Hi Majax, I used to get infected about once every 6/8 months, that stopped
    the day I started using Sandboxie two and a half years ago.That has made me
    a die hard believer that Sandboxie works. Sandboxie, not only does what its
    supposed to do but its easy to learn and can be done as you go.
    I felt lucky when I discovered Sandboxie, the program catch my attention
    in such a way that it was easy for me to choose it among the many that
    are available.

    Bo
     
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