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Postby Raid » Mon May 07, 2007 7:32 pm

I didn't know if this useful program was well known here or not. It would have come in very handy last night while I was searching the web. That'll teach me to browse with an older copy of firefox. :)

http://www.sandboxie.com/

Now, I know the program claims to put whatever program your your running in a completely safe sandbox environment, I suspect however, with the right malware, this isn't entirely true. So use it with caution as you would anything else.

Something neat of note!
After your done surfing the net looking for samples (if your like me), you can peek inside the sandbox file contents folder; every file it made contact with while your browser ran in the virtual session is copied here, perfectly maintained so you can study them.

For the rest of you, this probably doesn't matter, but as a developer, I found it very handy. You can always empty this when your finished. The changes stay as long as you don't delete the sandbox you created. You can create multiple sandboxes for testing different things.

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Postby JeanInMontana » Mon May 07, 2007 10:57 pm

This is a beta program also. Just so it's known. I've used it and it seems quite stable but we like to make it known when the program is beta.
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Postby Raid » Tue May 08, 2007 11:20 pm

True, but I would classify it as a stable beta. I've been doing some rather intricate tests with it. :)

I really like the thing so far.

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Re: SandBoxie

Postby cconniejean » Mon Mar 16, 2009 6:57 pm

I have used this program off and on for about two years, installed it.. uninstalled. Read many a security blog recommending sandboxie. Guess after awhile all this information sunk in. Recently I installed it back on..Glad I did.

I had something come through a third party ad somewhere, still haven't figured that part out yet. This was my first scare tactic from a piece of rouge software. At first I though it had gotten past sandbox, but after reviewing my screenshot I see it's just part of a fake internet explorer page still in my browser. I'm still a bit rattled. I usually keep all this stuff up a vURL ;)

"img.photobucket.com/albums/v502/cconniejean/scary1.gif"

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Re: SandBoxie

Postby TeMerc » Mon Mar 16, 2009 10:36 pm

cconniejean wrote:I have used this program off and on for about two years, installed it.. uninstalled. Read many a security blog recommending sandboxie. Guess after awhile all this information sunk in. Recently I installed it back on..Glad I did.

I had something come through a third party ad somewhere, still haven't figured that part out yet. This was my first scare tactic from a piece of rouge software. At first I though it had gotten past sandbox, but after reviewing my screenshot I see it's just part of a fake internet explorer page still in my browser. I'm still a bit rattled. I usually keep all this stuff up a vURL ;)

"img.photobucket.com/albums/v502/cconniejean/scary1.gif"
There's only been one thing that got thru Sandboxie on me and that was Virut. I've all manner of other things tho, backdoors, spambots, rootkits, trojans, DNS changers and been able to just empty the sandbox and be on my merry way.
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