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Sandboxie - Secured Web Browsing and more...

ddthnewuser

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When you browse the Web, changes occur to your computer system. Some of these might be harmful, like the unsolicited installation of malware. When you use Sandboxie to protect your browsing session, it catches all these changes just as the browser is about to apply them into your computer system. Sandboxie does record these changes on behalf of the browser, but it records them in a special isolated folder, called the sandbox. Thus, with Sandboxie, you can browse the Web securely while still keeping all your browser's functionality for active and dynamic content, such as javascript and ActiveX. All undesired side effects can be easily undone.

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The red arrows indicate changes flowing from a running program into your computer. The box labeled Hard disk (no sandbox) shows changes by a program running normally. The box labeled Hard disk (with sandbox) shows changes by a program running under Sandboxie. The animation illustrates that Sandboxie is able to intercept the changes and isolate them within a sandbox, depicted as a yellow rectangle. It also illustrates that grouping the changes together makes it easy to delete all of them at once.

What is Sandboxie and how is it different than other solutions?

Think of your PC as a piece of paper. Every program you run writes on the paper. When you run your browser, it writes on the paper about every site you visited. And any malware you come across will usually try to write itself into the paper.

Traditional privacy and anti-malware software try to locate and erase any writings they think you wouldn't want on the paper. Most of the times they get it right. But first the makers of these solutions must teach the solution what to look for on the paper, and also how to erase it safely.

On the other hand, the Sandboxie sandbox works like a transparency layer placed over the paper. Programs write on the transparency layer and to them it looks like the real paper. When you delete the sandbox, it's like removing the transparency layer, the unchanged, real paper is revealed.

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What kinds of programs can I run using Sandboxie?

You should be able to run most applications sandboxed.
  • Major Web browsers (Microsoft Edge is not supported at this time)
  • mail and news readers
  • instant messengers and chat clients
  • peer-to-peer networking
  • Most games - in particular, online games which download extension software code

In all cases on this list, your client-side program is exposed to remote software code, which could use the program as a channel to infiltrate your system. By running the program sandboxed, you greatly increase the control you have over that channel.

And in addition, you can even install some applications into the sandbox.

What are the requirements to run Sandboxie?

Sandboxie works on Windows XP, Windows Vista, Window 7, Window 8 & 8.1 and Windows 10 (Minus the Edge browser and Metro(tile) Apps.) There is some support for older 64-bit versions of Windows: see the download page.

Sandboxie does not work on Windows 95, 98 or ME, or on Mac or Linux operating systems.

Sandboxie should not be installed on Microsoft Server Operating Systems As it's not supported.

You can run Sandboxie in a VM Enviroment (VMWare, VirtualBox, Apple BootCamp, etc) There are no plans to support these environments directly.

There are no particular hardware requirements. Sandboxie needs only a small amount of memory and should have a very small impact on performance.

Homepage: Sandboxie - Sandbox software for application isolation and secure Web browsing

Download link: http://www.sandboxie.com/SandboxieInstall.exe

FAQ: Sandboxie - Frequently Asked Questions

The free version of Sandboxie itself is enough for everyday use.But with Pro version,you can run programs in more than one sandbox at the same time and also make use of Forced Programs/Folders feature.
 

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Rahulan Ratnarajah said:
Good share bro,,
Will try it once :k

Some antivirus have built in these capability like Bitdefender safepay, Kaspersky safe money so make sure you don't have it with your antivirus otherwise it may cause conflict ;)
 

Rahulan Raj

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Sarkar said:
Some antivirus have built in these capability like Bitdefender safepay, Kaspersky safe money so make sure you don't have it with your antivirus otherwise it may cause conflict ;)


I don't use pay apps or credit cards online....
 

Sarkar

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Rahulan Ratnarajah said:
I don't use pay apps or credit cards online....

Then how can you use it as it is paid app ?:huh

 

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I have used it many years ago when XP was still around. It's not an antivirus. It just makes all changes in a virtual mode and every edit you make while running a program in sandboxie will be erased when you close it. You can also save these files from the virtual folder before purging the sandbox. Almost any app can be launched inside the sandbox. This app is only useful if you are afraid of screwing up your computer with dangerous sites. I don't use it now with Windows 8 as its more secure and Chrome incognito mode does the same for browsing.
 
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