Re:Sandboxie and Bittorrent/uTorrent client question

Discussion in 'sandboxing & virtualization' started by Overkill, Aug 5, 2012.

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  1. Overkill

    Overkill Registered Member

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    Ok I'm quoting from this thread...https://www.wilderssecurity.com/showthread.php?t=308877

    Doesn't this defeat the purpose of running utorrent sandboxed?
    I have set %AppData%\uTorrent folder to have direct access but my download folder is in the sandbox and I have added it to quick recovery so all I have to do is scan it then recover if it's clean and everything is fine so far...does anyone suggest any other settings?
     
  2. CyberMan969

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    Re: Sandboxie and Bittorrent/uTorrent client question

    If you have lots of RAM it would also be nice to move your sandbox container folder to a RAMdisk; this will save your torrents HDD from a lot of future fragmentation as your torrents will be downloading straight into RAM. Of course you cannot do this for torrents whose combined filesize is larger than your RAMdisk.

    For example: my RAMdisk is 26GB and I always run utorrent sandboxed for any files that are around 24GB or less (I leave some space for my TEMP files which also reside on the RAMdisk). As soon as the torrent files/folders finish downloading I move them to my regular torrents folder on my HDD for regular non-sandboxed seeding later on. This way the HDD gets less fragmentation and only gets the hits that I allow it to have. So far I never had to download a torrent larger than 24GB (in most cases far from it), so this method works well for me.
     
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    Re: Sandboxie and Bittorrent/uTorrent client question

    There's no way that I could get infected by allowing the app data folder having direct access right?
     
  4. CyberMan969

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    Re: Sandboxie and Bittorrent/uTorrent client question

    I'm not sure about this, maybe someone with more detailed knowledge of Sandboxie could answer. I run uTorrent as a standalone app anyway, this way utorrent has no files/folders in C:. All its files/folders reside within the same folder as its executable, and I sandbox the whole folder.
     
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