Only want to buy 1. Sandboxie or Shadow Defender?

Discussion in 'sandboxing & virtualization' started by jedispork, Jun 13, 2010.

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  1. jedispork

    jedispork Registered Member

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    I run avast 5 and use Sandboxie free if I don't trust a website.

    I don't see a reason to run both and wondering which one I should get? They seem to do some of the same things except SD protects the whole system. Also Sandboxie free doesn't expire but it would be nice to get rid of the nag screen and use the added features.

    thanks for the advice
     
  2. Boost

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    You can even run them together,like alot of members here do.

    I've run them together and seperately,cant go wrong with either choice IMO :thumb:
     
  3. timestand

    timestand Former Poster

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    sandboxie if know how to use. shadow defender easier to use but not as power.
     
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    SD is a lifetime license too.
     
  5. jedispork

    jedispork Registered Member

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    thanks a lot guys. In other words your telling me just to get both? :D Was hoping to save some $.

    Actually the unlimited license is the only reason I would consider buying either program. I guess I should at least try SD before I decide.
     
  6. pegr

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    Sandboxie has policy restriction features that enable you to lock down access to sensitive data. Shadow Defender doesn't have this. On the other hand, because Shadow Defender protects the entire system, it is also useful for testing software that doesn't require a reboot.

    I use both and can confirm that they run fine together. I would recommend getting both because they complement each other perfectly.
     
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    You can buy SBIE and use Returnil free version with it.
     
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    I have Sandboxie paid because I got a deal for $20. I use it on occasion. I also have SD and usually use that. If you get hit, you just shut down and the problem is gone.
     
  9. SafetyFirst

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    I use them both. Sandboxie less, because it causes a terrible lag on my system.
     
  10. pajenn

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    I recently tried Rollback Rx, liked it and subsequently uninstalled SD. But if I weren't using or planning to use a rollback program, I'd get SD because Sandboxie free is so good already.
     
  11. twl845

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    You had SD that I assume you paid $35 for, and uninstalled it because you are now using Rollback. You uninstalled a paid for app but are still using SBie free. Did I read that right? I use the original FD-ISR, and have SD and paid SBie that I got for $20. Along with FD-ISR, SD is my main choice.
     
  12. bellgamin

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    SBIE can be configured to afford a good degree of protection from keyloggers. That is, by configuring SBIE to restrict outbound connections, you can reduce or eliminate a keylogger's ability to call home, thereby greatly reducing the threat of this type of malware.

    Unlike SBIE, SD cannot restrict outbound connections on its own steam. However, SD + a Firewall can accomplish much the same as SBIE.

    SBIE must be "specialized" to specific applications, & can be hard to configure so as to use an app such as an email client that is not on its pre-configured list.

    SD is easier to use. It doesn't care which app you use it with -- it works with them all, & no need for specialized configurations. Also, it is harder to "screw up" using SD.

    I have paid licenses for both SD & SBIE. I use SD most of the time. However, I would buy SBIE again if I didn't already have a license. It just makes sense to support cutting edge security apps which are sole proprietorships.
     
  13. jedispork

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    I went with sandboxie. It seems easier for windows updates, etc. I also run avast5.

    I haven't had any issues at all running a solid a/v. So hoping I should be set now. Might also buy SD down the road when I'm bored.
     
  14. pajenn

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    Yes, except I use SBie paid, but if I didn't have the money for it I'd use the free version with paid SD or Rollback.

    SD is a great program and I used it a lot when testing (installing) new programs, especially programs that wouldn't install or run inside Sandboxie. Later I learned about Rollback Rx and now I use it to take a 2 second snapshot before installing anything new. I prefer it to SD because you can have multiple snapshots and they remain intact past reboots. I simply wasn't using SD at all anymore after I got the hang of Rollback Rx so I uninstalled it. For people not familiar with Rollback Rx, I should warn you that while the upsides are greater than with SD, so are the downsides (no defrags, etc.). Anyway, I still use Sandboxie because it works on the application level. For example, if I want extract (unzip) an exe file and Universal Extractor cannot do it, then I run or install it into Sandboxie. Or sometimes I run my browsers sandboxied.
     
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