Sandboxie only protects your local system. Other systems can still be infected. Testing malware can result in a spread across your local area network (LAN), dependent upon the network access allowed in Sandboxie as well as the networking for the PC on which Sandboxie runs and the network access configuration for all other systems on the LAN.Can it somehow infect you via network if you test malware (just your average PC connected to the router)? If so, how are the chances?
Does having a software firewall on your computer (windows firewall for example) enabled help? How are the chances if you disable that software firewall then, is it still small or does it get big?With just a single PC connected to a router there is a risk that additional infection could happen. The how of it can be any of a number of ways. There is no way to quantify that risk, but the probability would be a relatively small number.
There is more than one reason to use VPN for testing malware samples, Your ISP would be known about your testing activities sooner or later,I believe the reason people in the hub use a VPN while testing is to isolate their internet connection from the local network. In that way no other systems on the local network would be affected. As for the sandboxie specifics I have no idea, but am curious to see the answer.
Good point, I hadn’t considered that. They probably don’t want volumes of malware wandering through their network.There is more than one reason to use VPN for testing malware samples, Your ISP would be known about your testing activities sooner or later,
ISP are able to lock your internet connection for some weeks or something similar...