Question about sandboxing

Discussion in 'sandboxing & virtualization' started by Hugger, Oct 16, 2008.

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  1. Hugger

    Hugger Registered Member

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    There are many products out there that seem to do just about the same job.
    So my question is what are the differences between a product like Sandboxie and Shadow Defender or Returnil?
    Thanks.
    Hugger
     
  2. Franklin

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    Shadow Defender and Returnil allow all system resources to be used with a reboot required to delete any changes.

    You could think of Sandboxie's working/storage folder as a recycle bin where Sandboxie caches everything into this recycle bin that allows an app to run but only run within the confines of the recycle bin.

    Delete the contents of this recycle bin and you start with an empty bin without the need for a reboot.

    Just a brief summary and for testing of any reboot required software installs then VM's are the way to go.

    Horses for different courses.;)
     
  3. Dark Shadow

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    other then what franklin had already said,You can use sandboxie and Returnil or shadow Defender for on Demand.Example if want to test a malware sample or perhaps explore the darkside you can fireup Retunil or SD on the unlikely hood something escaped the sandboxie a reboot would erase any changes.Using both for different situation and Hense would not be redundant to have both on board.
     
  4. virtumonde

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    Another difference is that you can't install drivers in sandboxie .You can install(test)more type of applications,games in shadow defender,or returnil.
     
  5. Hugger

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    Thanks, guys.
    Good explanations.
    Hugger
     
  6. Peter2150

    Peter2150 Global Moderator

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    Another big factor. You can do something in the sandbox and it's there until you delete it including thru reboot. Not true with Returnil and Shadowdefender.
     
  7. Huupi

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    For testing purposes VM is a better option,SBIE has some restrictions which is mostly driver related.
     
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    Shadow user and comodo diskshield allows testing reboot softwares
     
  9. Huupi

    Huupi Registered Member

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    Comodo Diskshield is just like Returnil,all changes made to the system in Shield mode are lost upon reboot.Same with Shadow User !!
    So there's nothing new on the horizon.

    If you like testing softwares which require a reboot then VM's are good to go.Snapshots in which you test software can be saved.
     
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