Sandboxie: Windows Installer discontinued and now ?

Discussion in 'sandboxing & virtualization' started by Banshee, Jan 31, 2008.

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  1. Banshee

    Banshee Registered Member

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    Hi,

    I wanted to install prosecurity in sandboxie but the installation failed. I looked for the windows installer service option but it is now gone. I checked on their site and the windows installer has been now discontinued in the 3*.* versions.

    I searched their forum and they suggest this workaround." start an installation that sandboxie handles well and go/revert back to your installation" or something along those lines.

    I tried and it doesn't work here.


    Any of you experienced this ?

    Any help appreciated.

    Thanks

    B-
     
  2. Peter2150

    Peter2150 Global Moderator

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    Hi Banshee

    Not surprised it didn't work. Thats the whole point of sandboxie, to prevent stuff that installs drivers and services from doing so.

    If you want to test ProSec and be able to remove it, this probably isn't the right tool.

    Pete
     
  3. Banshee

    Banshee Registered Member

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    Hi Pete,

    Looks like it.But.Older sandboxie versions allowed me to do that tho so I don't see why I can't now.

    Anyway I tried installing PS with Returnil on. Installation failed with that too :-(
     
  4. aigle

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    U can,t install PS in SBIE! It,s driver/ service can,t be installed. That,s SBIE,s protection. It,s a sandbox not a VM.
    Why u want to do this BTW?
     
  5. aigle

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    Older versions even will not allow. It can fail even in Returnil type shadow software.

    If u want to try like this, try in Disk protection of Windows Steady state or beter use VM.
     
  6. Perman

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    Hi, if I read your situation correctly;

    Peter is right. You may not fully understand what does a sandbox application, such as sandboxie or defensewall etc do. Any program d/l with it turned on, is treated as untrusted.

    To install the d/l, you need firstly to remove it from sandbox application or change it to trusted. Otherwise, the installation will not succeed.

    I can install any program with DeepFreeze's freeze mode on, but the installed program will disappear after reboot. I would image the same happened to Returnil.

    Take care.
     
  7. Banshee

    Banshee Registered Member

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    @aigle

    >U can,t install PS in SBIE! It,s driver/ service can,t be installed. >That,s SBIE,s protection. It,s a sandbox not a VM.
    >Why u want to do this BTW?

    I guess wanted to have a look at it and get rid of it right away without rebooting.I already did a copy/update with FirstDefense before installing but was hoping it would work with sandboxie.My mistake.-

    >Older versions even will not allow. It can fail even in Returnil type >shadow software.

    I already installed software that required windows installer service in sandboxie and I thought it was ok with PS as well :-(

    Ignorance rules.
     
  8. aigle

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    U should try it in a spare snapshot of FDISR. When have a much better option, why bother for troubles.
     
  9. Banshee

    Banshee Registered Member

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    I did thanks.I first did a copy/update, installed PS, had a look at it, booted to the other snapshot and did copy/update.Software gone no prob.First Defense is way cool. You don't have to bother with uninstalling and checking for program leftovers ever:D
     
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