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Anyone here ever used Sandboxie?


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I use vmware but was wondering of this would be easier on system resources without having to run windows inside of windows. I use vmware mainly when I want to download something that I beleive to be maleware so I can mess with it further, but in the event of the Sandboxie, i just wanted it for safer surfing with no worries about what happens at that time, since it shoudl be self contained. Never sued somethign like it and wondered if it was safe or if it can be compromised while using. I do nto want to have something get loose on my system, which is why I usually end up in VMware when I want to surf to those darker sides of the net...Plus, live discs are nice in wmware to try otehr OS's.

I only have one HDD at the moment and its SLOW as balls, so Sandboxie seemed like it would be a better solution for my machine.

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Ok. been using it for about a week now. Its not a bad program, and while I still think VMWare is the best way to go to isolate yoruself, if you want something light on resources then Sandboxie is a pretty nice alternative for safe browsing.

Its also usefull for other things besides web surfing. You can load any installed exe program in Sandboxie, so if you want to run a debugger like Ollydebug or PeID, etc, you can isolate them from doing anything outside of the sandbox. This also protects the registry in the process, and nay changes made in the sandbox are not permanent. I have it setup so that when I close sandboxie or any of the programs in it, it deletes the conents of the sandbox, so any downlaoded malware, etc, gets deleted when you close the runnign program, or you can tell sandboxie to clear the contents while you are still running.

I also found a good review on some other Sandbox programs, and it listed their level of protection and flaws. The one other program I wanted to try, GreenBorder, does not seem to be offering it to the public anymore. I think in part ebcause they were bought by Google, but not sure.

http://www.techsupportalert.com/security_virtualization.htm

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yeah i used it but got tired & bored of it pretty quickly tho ...

i dont feel i need it for general browsing and for testing new apps i feel like its not secure enough ... so i have no real use for it ....

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yeah i used it but got tired & bored of it pretty quickly tho ...

i dont feel i need it for general browsing and for testing new apps i feel like its not secure enough ... so i have no real use for it ....

Well, I like to follow links I get in emails from spam and just see where the rabbit hole takes me. Usign vmware is an easy way, beccuse I just reset it to a previous snapshot, but its a hog on resources. Thats why I liked the idea of Sandboxie because I can just leave everything on, like javascript, etc, and follow whatever the attackers may be doing and see what there is at the end of the ride without risk of infections of spyware, virii, etc. Plus I can save attachemtns and run them in the sandbox, which is nice to inspect files even further.

Its not so much so I can surf safely, because outside of the sandbox I have things tightened down pretty good and I usually dot visit malicious sites unless in a vm or such anyway.

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Its good for a few things, browsing porn, sand boxing the divx webplayer and preventing its crashes from nuking your firefox session etc But beyond that I would prefer to use a VM, or in some cases a physically isolated machine.

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u should try Software virtualisation! http://juice.altiris.com/ for info and http://www.svsdownload.com.

I have been playing around with it at work at its very very cool how it works! similar to above but with more features... here is a video explaing everything!!!

http://www.altiris.com/upload/multimedia/svsdemo/

check it out!

The video is keyed towards enterprise but the free version is available from svsdownload.com

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u should try Software virtualisation! http://juice.altiris.com/ for info and http://www.svsdownload.com.

I have been playing around with it at work at its very very cool how it works! similar to above but with more features... here is a video explaing everything!!!

http://www.altiris.com/upload/multimedia/svsdemo/

check it out!

The video is keyed towards enterprise but the free version is available from svsdownload.com

Thats nice if I want to deploy virtual apps with snapshot backups, but it isnt going to protect my pc from malware by instlaling the malware in SVS. In sandboxie I can download something or view a site and let it do whatever it wants without it reaching outside of the sandbox.
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