Sandboxie: I'm a Believer

Discussion in 'sandboxing & virtualization' started by IceCube1010, Feb 1, 2009.

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  1. fistico

    fistico Registered Member

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    Sandboxie
    has Not Only been the -Best- Internet Browser Add-on for Protection,
    but also
    the -Best- Tool to run isolated (i.e. run sundboxed) ambiguous/unsafe files.

    I used a Registered version of Sandboxie, but it is great as a Freeware, too.

    By using

    -Sandboxie

    and

    -software ranging
    from a simple Boot-to-Restore solution (i.e. ShadowDefender and Returnil)
    to Instant System Recovery (i.e. EAZ-FIX, AyRecovery, Rollback Rx etc.),

    I have been away from -Resident- AV/AS/AM scanners and HIPS!

    I use some on-Demand Tools which find nothing but cookies...
     
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  2. andyman35

    andyman35 Registered Member

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    Agreed 100%:thumb:
    SandboxIE was never intended as a panacea against all pc ills.It's simplicity has always been,IMO one of it's great strengths.
     
  3. Mosqu

    Mosqu Registered Member

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    Thanks, Fuzzfas! :)
     
  4. Fuzzfas

    Fuzzfas Registered Member

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    For nothing. Bellgamin the wise, tipped me about it some time ago.
     
  5. progress

    progress Guest

    Are there any disadvantages? :blink:
     
  6. andyman35

    andyman35 Registered Member

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    Good question,I've not found any personally but others might.o_O
     
  7. PsychEroc

    PsychEroc Registered Member

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    I found it made browsing unacceptably slow. But then I found out how to put the sandbox in a ramdisk (which stays in RAM), and now there's no noticable speed decrement. The only problem I have with sandboxie is that it blocks installation of certain types of software (those that install drivers I think), so it is not a perfect way to "try out" new software.
     
  8. tipstir

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    Yes ago you could but the IE cache in RAMDISK thus making it faster. Sandboxie is quick on my laptops that run it still..
     
  9. Peter2150

    Peter2150 Global Moderator

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    That's the whole point. Malware can't install drivers etc. It really wasn't designed for trying out new software. Best bet for that is a VM machine.
     
  10. PsychEroc

    PsychEroc Registered Member

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    What do you mean?
     
  11. Keyboard_Commando

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    Here is how to move the Temp file for IE ... Opera ... Firefox

    Here is a good guide to set up a Ram-Disk.

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    To move the Sandboxie container folder to your new Ram-Disk; double click Sandboxie icon in taskbar, click Sandbox tab, click Set Container Folder. Then direct it to the drive letter you assigned your Ram-Disk.

    *TIP* ... if you have System Restore running in the background; its safer to rename Sandboxie container folder to Tmp or Temp, this prevents System Restore backing-up anything nasty inside the Sandbox at the time of a system snapshot ... which has happened to me before.

    from: Z:\Sandbox\%USER%\%SANDBOX%

    to: Z:\Tmp\%USER%\%SANDBOX%
    or: Z:\Temp\%USER%\%SANDBOX%

    *drive Z:\ for example
     
    Last edited: May 5, 2009
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