Sandboxie .. Default Browser

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  1. Zeena

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    Hi :)

    Can someone tell me please...

    Is it possible to have Sandboxie use for example: Chrome .. As it's default browser?
    Without actually having to set Chrome as my default browser on my laptop?

    I've Not Installed Sandboxie Yet!
    Keep getting all worked up to do it - Then... :doubt: Me gets a little Nervous :doubt:

    Thanks In Advance!

    Zeena
     
  2. moontan

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    if you have the paid version of SBie you can force Chrome, or any browser, to start sandboxed.
     
  3. Zeena

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    Hi moontan :)

    But what about when I first install Sandboxie o_O

    Will it let me choose which Browser I want to use and view the Sandboxie Tutorial with?
    OR...
    Will it automatically choose IE8 and make a Sandboxie shortcut for IE8 ?

    Thanks!

    Zeena
     
  4. moontan

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    @ Zeena:

    can't remember.
    i don't have too brain cells left i'm affraid. ;)
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    go ahead and install it.
    SBie is very light, it will not mess up your computer and it will uninstall easily if you don't like it.
     
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  5. Zeena

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    Hi moontan :)


    I've almost got my mouse finger ready to click the Sandboxie download button :D

    But!
    One more question please...
    Would I be better off waiting until I've got IE9 installed next week?
    OR...
    Will Sandboxie Not Likely Cause Any Problems For Me When IE9 Comes Next Week? :doubt:


    Thanks!

    Zeena
     
  6. moontan

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    @ Zeena:

    it doesn't matter.
    you can download and use IE9 right now and it will be updated via Windows Updates when the Final is released.

    if there is any problem with SBie (which i don't expect) you can be sure that Tzuk will be like white on rice to fix any potential glitches.

    for what it's worth, i tried it with IE9 and everything worked like it should.
    like i said, SBie uninstall very easily if needs be.
     
  7. Zeena

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    Hi moontan :)

    OK!

    Sandboxie Installed :thumb:

    Using... Chrome With Sandboxie Right Now!
    I'll let you know how I get on with it ;)

    Thanks!

    Zeena
     
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    When you download SBIE you will have a default sandboxed browser icon so that would be your default browser auto sandboxed :)
     
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    Zeena if you have the paid version you can force only chrome into the sandbox even though your system may have another default browser.
     
  10. Zeena

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    Hi .. cheater87 - & - kjdemuth

    You know the SBIE default sandboxed browser icon o_O
    That doesn't mean that my default browser is always Sandboxed .. Does It?
    It Means...
    Only when I use that special SBIE default sandboxed browser icon... Doesn't It?
    Meaning...
    If I use IE8 via it's normal IE8 icon.. It will open as an Un-Sandboxed IE8... Won't It?


    At This Moment...
    Don't want to use Chrome or anything else constantly Sandboxed.
    So!
    Wouldn't I be better off just sticking with the Free version of Sandboxie for now? :doubt:


    Thanks!

    Zeena
     
  11. Zeena

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    Hi :)

    Have just thought of something!
    Might sound a silly question :oops:
    But!
    Say for instance I wanted to...
    a) Use my Web Mail
    OR...
    b) Visit a Bank
    OR...
    c) Do some online Shopping
    While using Sandboxie: Do I Still Need To Use Private Browsing Mode? :doubt:

    Also!
    What should I do if say for instance...
    Chrome decided to update itself or one of my Add-Ons while being Sandboxed?
    Don't know how to stop Chrome from Auto-Updating :doubt:

    Thanks!

    Zeena
     
  12. dw426

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    Zeena, you don't have to ever force your browser to run sandboxed, and I advise that you don't. If you look through Sandboxies various settings, you'll run across "Program Start", which in turn leads you to "Forced Folders" and "Forced Programs". Putting your browser exe file inside "Forced Programs" is the only way you can keep yourself from running it out of the sandbox. So let that area alone and you'll be golden :)

    As far as add-ons, you can actually set up your browser to be able to write to its full directory. This means, extensions, bookmarks, it all stays. For Private Browsing mode, eh, not really. The sweet thing about Sandboxie is that you can configure it to allow only your browser to run in the sandbox. That will keep all the keyloggers and such out of there. Regarding the auto-update issue with Chrome, I personally would let it auto-update. I'm not sure how to stop it, but the way I figure it is that 9 times out of 10, it'll be an important bug fix.
     
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    Hi dw426 :)

    Thanks For Your Reply! :thumb:

    Have already read through the Sandboxie start guide.
    Tomorrow I'll sit and read it all Again!
    And...
    Again - & - Again - & - Again .. Until it all finally sticks in my head :D

    Have already used Sandboxie to open an email that I'd been a bit worried about :cool:

    Thanks! ;)

    Zeena
     
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    Hi Zeena... I respectfully predict that as you (quickly) grow comfortable with Sandboxie, you will begin to realize how much you want to run your browser constantly sandboxed. It is, in my opinion, the very foundation on which this software was built. And if that begins to happen... if you start to find yourself wanting to always sandbox your browser... you can use the paid version to create as many sandboxes as you like, but for those few times when you don't want a sandboxed browser, it is a very uncomplicated matter to simply right-click the SBIE icon in the systray and select Disable Forced Programs, and then simply open your browser, which will be un-sandboxed. You can even set the duration for the number of seconds that you want the forced programs to be disabled... I have mine set at 10 seconds, which I think might be the default. Point being, Zeena, that once you start seeing the power of SBIE and begin wanting to take full advantage of browsing sandboxed, it is as easy as pie to revert to an unsandboxed browser should the need arise. :)
     
  15. Zeena

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    Hi Page42 :)


    Now that I've finally picked up the nerve to install it... Liking Sanboxie Lots! :cool:

    I'm sure I'll soon get to grips with it...
    Now that it's actually on my laptop and I can play around with it :thumb:

    Thanks!

    Zeena
     
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    Reading the manual is great, but there is no substitute for what you are now doing... using it! And if it's any consolation to you, when I first purchased Sandboxie less than 3 months ago, I was almost immediately taken aback at what I felt was an insurmountable learning curve. I smile now when I think back to that reaction... I don't know what it was exactly that hit me, but I actually thought I had made a big mistake in buying the software.

    I am happy to say that the so-called buyer's remorse left me as quickly as it had washed over me, and in a matter of a day or two, with the steady and competent assistance of my Wilders compatriots, I was on my way to recognizing Sandboxie as probably the very best security software I have ever purchased.
     
  17. Zeena

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    Hi Page42 :)


    Not Sure Why! :doubt:
    But...
    Think some software just seem to be surrounded by unnecessary Mystic :doubt:

    Still remember when I first decided to give Avast a go... Approx 3 Years Ago Now!
    Was Absolutely Petrified! :ouch:
    Kept Thinking... " If I couldn't cope with Norton .. How will I cope with Avast? "
    Once I'd picked up the courage to install Avast... Soon Found The Answer!
    Avast was nothing to be scared of :cool:
    Found Avast way more user friendly that Norton ever was.


    Thanks!

    Zeena
     
  18. J_L

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    Can't believe nobody mentioned this tip instead of marketing the paid product:
    Create this shortcut "C:\Program Files\Sandboxie\Start.exe" "C:\Chrome folder path\chrome.exe"
     
  19. mick92z

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    S.B is a unique program, I fully support people ' marketing ' the paid product.This is a one man band, Tzuk fully deserves all the support he can get. I promote S.B at every given opportunity, this program is his life.
    There is no other product , I am aware of , that offers such protection, for free, or tighter protection, for a one off, lifetime, multiple pc, fee
    Shortcuts can also be made by opening S.B interface > configure > windows shell intergration > add shortcut icons > programs > then simply choose which program you want an icon for eg browsers, email, etc
     
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    I don't think anyone here is "marketing the paid product", but like mick92z says, I would fully support it if they were. ;)
     
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    You hit the spot mick, I also promote SBIE whenever I can, its a real
    pleasure to do so. Tzuk is a very generous man who deserves our full
    support and hes always gonna get it from me.

    Welcome to the SBIE club Zeena, you wont regret it.

    Bo
     
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    I don't like +1 posts and all caps but ....

    PLUS ONE :)
     
  23. Zeena

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    Hi Everyone :)


    Will almost certainly buy the Paid Sandboxie within the 30 days :thumb:
    Just want to be absolutely certain before I do... Sandboxie is right for Me!

    Thanks for everyones Help, Support and Tips - & - Giving me the confidance to finally install Sandboxie ;)

    Zeena
     
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    S.B will continue to run after 30 days, it will revert to the free version, which means you cannot force programs. It's money well spent, but it will not stop working after 30 days :)
     
  25. moontan

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    we're glad we could help! :)

    see, i told you it was gonna be painless. :p
     
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