Sandboxie safety

Discussion in 'sandboxing & virtualization' started by djg05, Feb 8, 2008.

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  1. djg05

    djg05 Registered Member

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    From reading threads here and elsewhere about Sandboxie the impression given is that it keeps you safe on the Web, but surely that only applies to programs you elect to function through SB. As I see it, anything can connect out underneath or by-pass SB control.

    I know in my case that my email program is not set to go through it and works quite well without it, but then I do not use OE.
     
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  2. Peter2150

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    Certainly only applies to sandboxed programs, but you can run check things in the sandbox, even after downloading.

    It does a good job.

    Pete
     
  3. djg05

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    Thanks Pete

    As I thought - it doesn't cover svchost etc but you and I don't agree on that :)
     
  4. Peter2150

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    You can restrict Sandboxie, so only the program you select can run.
     
  5. djg05

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    Thanks Pete - I know that. I am more concerned with programs that are already on my m/c that have no need to call out.
     
  6. Peter2150

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    Sandboxie won't help unless you sandbox them, but you are probably looking more at the firwall approach.
     
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    But you can Sandbox your email program.
     
  8. djg05

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    Thanks, I know, but choose not to.
     
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    I believe it does cover svchost, as I have it on my computer at home and at work trying it out. Right now I'm running IE7 sanboxed, and it's pretty simple to go in and configure either desktop shortcuts or programs to be able to be run sandboxed.

    I might add that to run this FREE program you really don't need to create any other limited user accounts in Windows XP. This simply "buffers" you from write operations to your hard drive, and registry. When done simply throw away the sandbox and start again. There is more information about it at SANDBOXIE
     
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