Replacement for Sandboxie?

Discussion in 'sandboxing & virtualization' started by chinook9, Aug 19, 2010.

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  1. chinook9

    chinook9 Registered Member

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    On the machine I use most, I am using XP SP3, Panda Cloud, DW3, and Sandboxie.

    I generally use Firefox for browsing and I have WOT, KeyScrambler, and NoScript.

    I have been very impressed with Prevx SafeOnline, but I cannot use it because it will not work with Sandboxie.

    Due to online banking, shopping, etc. I would like to use Prevx SafeOnline and would like a replacement that is just as easy to use. I want an easy way to move downloaded files outside the sandbox. I also don't want downloaded files automatically deleted from the sandbox if I reboot.

    What do you recommend?
     
  2. wearetheborg

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    Er, why dont you run a browser session outside of sandboxie, in a LUA when you want to do online banking & shopping?

    What is WOT?
     
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    Web of Trust.
     
  4. tobacco

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    How about "Bufferzone Free" - http://www.trustware.com/BufferZone-Free/

     
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    I never knew Bufferzone had a free version. Does it allow you to have control over what has internet and running privileges like Sandboxie? Such as allowing malware to run but not giving the internet privileges to send the data they collect back.
     
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    Does it still only work in IE?
     
  8. chinook9

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    It appears to work well with Chrome in my VM.
     
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    So people - what's the verdict on Bufferzone free?? Hasn't been a part of my daily usage for a few years.

    Anyone throwing baddies at it??:D
     
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    Have you ever tried 'Safe n Sec' ...

    Try it !!
     
  13. chinook9

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    I'll check it out.

    I'm presently checking out Bufferzone Free and about to load Bufferzone Pro.
     
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    Ugh. Buffer zone free was a chore. You have to wait 5 seconds to run bufferzone in firefox. No thanks. I think that sandboxie is fine for sandboxing. If you have the pro version then its probably worth it. Plus you get the snapshot feature. I really don't feel like shelling out anymore money on products.
     
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    As Wearetheborg points out, there is another option here instead of dumping SBIE - run all your web-banking/shopping on a second non-sandboxed browser, e.g. general surfing on a sandboxed Firefox, web-banking on IE, not sandboxed, protected by SafeOnline.

    That's how I operate and it works fine for me.
     
  16. chinook9

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    Initially "running outside Sandboxie" just sounded wrong but after thinking about it I realized the logic. If I have a keylogger on my machine, it can do its job even if I'm in SBIE. Doing all my other browsing in SBIE protects me from getting keyloggers on my machine (outside SBIE) but if I happened to get one, PrevxSafeOnline would protect me. I will set up IE8 with the max protection and install SafeOnline.

    Thank you.
     
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    If you know that you've got a clean machine free of keyloggers, you can do as the developer of SB explains on his site:

    Whenever you are about to go to a banking site where you will be using valuable passwords and logins, simply close your sandbox and start over. If you had contracted any keyloggers during your surfing they are now wiped out and you are starting over in a keylogger free environment. Only takes a few seconds and assures you of being keylogger free.

    Again, this would only work on a system this starts out as pristine.

    Acadia
     
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