Sandboxie + Win 8 (x64) ?

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  1. ncage1974

    ncage1974 Registered Member

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    Hopefully someone in the know can answer this question. I've asked on the sandboxie forums and never got a response. According to the following link:
    http://www.sandboxie.com/index.php?Windows8

    "Note that Sandboxie offers limited protection in 64-bit Windows 8 compared to earlier 64-bit versions of Windows. In particular, the Experimental Protection feature cannot be enabled and is not available as part of Sandboxie on Windows 8.

    Hopefully, a future version of Sandboxie might be able to rectify this shortcoming in protection measures on 64-bit Windows 8."


    First hopefully someone can be a little bit more descriptive than "limited". How much protection is sandboxie really affording you with this "limited" protection. How likely is it that something could escape? I think this might have something to do with the "Drop rights" protection of sandboxie.

    Does anyone know if the problem he is having with sandboxie and windows 8 x64 is the inability to be able to install unsigned drivers in windows 8? If this is the problem there is a work around (ive installed other apps that use unsigned drivers).

    Hopefully he is able to get it working with Win 8. Sandboxie is one of my favorite security programs.
     
  2. KelvinW4

    KelvinW4 Registered Member

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    Try Sandboxie V4, it is completely redesigned for Windows8 and 64bits.

    tzuk says
    "SANDBOXIE INTERNALS REDESIGNED IN VERSION 4

    The 64-bit edition of Windows 8 introduces a new version of the Kernel Patch Protection (PatchGuard) component, which limits Sandboxie v3 in establishing some of the kernel hooks that it needs in order to fully supervise programs.

    To ensure a high level of sandbox isolation on Windows 8 and future versions of Windows, and to mitigate the risk that a future update to Windows 7 will include the new PatchGuard, and break compatibility with Sandboxie, version 4 introduces a change in the way Sandboxie works under the hood.

    In version 4, Sandboxie is designed to not rely on unofficial hooks into the kernel. (A few such hooks are still in use on Windows XP.) Instead, a program under the supervision of Sandboxie v4 runs with no permissions and cannot access or manipulate objects in the system outside the program's own memory. (This restricted security context can be seen by looking at a process in the sandbox using Process Explorer.)

    Sandboxie 4 on 64-bit Windows removes the Experimental Protection feature, and no longer has to suggest use of Drop Rights option."
     
  3. ncage1974

    ncage1974 Registered Member

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    Thanks Kelvin a lot for info. I'll go check it out.
     
  4. Brandonn2010

    Brandonn2010 Registered Member

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    Wow, no problems with the new PatchGuard? Awesome.
     
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