Cybergenic Shade Home Edition (sandbox)

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Hi,

I searched for earlier threads/post on this free for home use sandbox. Anyone using it om Malware TIPS?

Video of Shade vs Sandboxie and Comodo:

The sandbox is fully isolated to access any files you may have downloaded see Q&A
SHADE Sandbox - Security for Windows PC

I run Firefox isolated and Shade does not seem to change Integrity levels. I have added a link (called Sandbox download) with a shortcut to C:\Shade\{DC366087-43F3-48F3-B7D4-3335B69A9047}\C\Users\Kees\Downloads

Offcourse when you are using Comodo there is no need for other Sandbox, same when you have a license of Sandboxie, I will play with it for a while and wprobably will replace Sandboxie free by Shade Sandbox for family members asking whether I can install "ahum" (embarrassed cough) the XXX-browser I also installef for [name] :)

I also added the Shade sandbox to CCleander additional folders making an exception for the Download folder. I disabled the autorun for the GUI tool, still when launching Firefox it is sandboxed automatically.

Regards Kees
 
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Spawn said:
1. Email address required during installation to Activate product (post-install).
2. Not all file types allowed to be added to Shade Sandbox.
3. Not as easy to understand as Sandboxie.
1. In return you get a free licence.

2. Only executables probably

3. Funny you mention that. I had the same experience because Sandboxie defined this class of security application and you expect followers to simular GUI and control options (like most Anti-Executables looked like Faronics and most HIPS looked like SSM in terms of control/GUI).

Shade versus Sandboxie
a) You only have to add a program to Shade, no other configuration options.

b) You don't need the control GUI to be protected (SBIE works simular), but unlike SBIE it shows purple rectangle aroun the protected program windows (when SBIE control is not started SBIE does not show the yellow rectangle around the protected program's windows).

c) Like SBIE you can delete the Sandbox through the GUI program or with external program (like CCleaner)

d) It lacks a (immediate) recovery prompt, so you manually have to create a link to Sandbox to recover downloaded files. The developer believed in strict seperation and has rejected suggestions to make his (small) adoption to increase ease of use.

e) It does not fiddle with Integrity Levels like Sandboxie which is a plus for me (part of the security model of LOW-IL browsers is based on the fact that page rendering Chrome.exe's or Firefox.exe's can't touch the broker process with same name because it runs at a higher integrity level).

f) Both are free for home use (until now no "startup buy pro" delay with Shade)

Ironically this makes it a perfect XXX-browser for non-tech people using two browsers, one (e.g. firefox) is always sandboxed for dodgy internet surfing and the other (e.g. Chrome) is used for normal surfing.
 
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I had a problem with Chrome in Shade sandbox.
It would not automatically load my Chrome user profile, I had to log in again every time.
Thanks for posting. I have discovered that I have the same issue.

With Firefox it seems to work correctly. I run Firefox Shade sandboxed with uBlock origin (with my own filterlist). When using a two browser approach for normal and risky surfing, I always use the 'strongest' browser for normal surfing, based on PWN2OWN trackk record I use Chrome for normal browsing (only allowing a few high level domains to execute javascript) with Avast as only (URL) filter.
 

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Thanks for posting. I have discovered that I have the same issue.

With Firefox it seems to work correctly. I run Firefox Shade sandboxed with uBlock origin (with my own filterlist). When using a two browser approach for normal and risky surfing, I always use the 'strongest' browser for normal surfing, based on PWN2OWN trackk record I use Chrome for normal browsing (only allowing a few high level domains to execute javascript) with Avast as only (URL) filter.
Firefox always plays better with the security softs. (But that doesn't mean it is more secure...)
 

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Firefox always plays better with the security softs. (But that doesn't mean it is more secure...)
When it lacked a LOW integrity Level rendered process it was probably the weakest browser by far. But since it runs multi process it is an option again, but still not as safe as Chrome or Edge IMO, therefore I have Shade Sandboxing Firefox ;)

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Thanks for posting. I have discovered that I have the same issue.

With Firefox it seems to work correctly. I run Firefox Shade sandboxed with uBlock origin (with my own filterlist). When using a two browser approach for normal and risky surfing, I always use the 'strongest' browser for normal surfing, based on PWN2OWN trackk record I use Chrome for normal browsing (only allowing a few high level domains to execute javascript) with Avast as only (URL) filter.
If you are on Windows 8-10, you can enable the Chrome flag for appcontainer, and that increases its security. It makes Chrome a little like Edge.
 

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Hi, I'm chief developer of Shade. Nice to meet you, guys and thanks for the comments.
1. In return you get a free licence.

d) It lacks a (immediate) recovery prompt, so you manually have to create a link to Sandbox to recover downloaded files. The developer believed in strict seperation and has rejected suggestions to make his (small) adoption to increase ease of use.
Actually there is a recovery mode :) Probably, it is not quite obvious, sorry. You have to attempt to access downloaded file. For example, in Firefox, there is a "down arrow" button which opens downloaded files list, access it and a balloon in the system tray will appear suggesting user to move recently downloaded file out of sandbox. I thought this is more convinient variant compared to prompting user about unsandboxing files immediately after download completes. But if most of you have another opinion, may be it is time to change this behaviour :) Please send your suggestions to support@cybergenic.co
And as far as Chrome is concerned, yes, it is a real pain in ass :)) But we're dealing with issues :) Hopefully, we'll make Shade more compatible with it soon :)
 

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Hi, I'm chief developer of Shade. Nice to meet you, guys and thanks for the comments.


Actually there is a recovery mode :) Probably, it is not quite obvious, sorry. You have to attempt to access downloaded file. For example, in Firefox, there is a "down arrow" button which opens downloaded files list, access it and a balloon in the system tray will appear suggesting user to move recently downloaded file out of sandbox. I thought this is more convinient variant compared to prompting user about unsandboxing files immediately after download completes. But if most of you have another opinion, may be it is time to change this behaviour :) Please send your suggestions to support@cybergenic.co
And as far as Chrome is concerned, yes, it is a real pain in ass :)) But we're dealing with issues :) Hopefully, we'll make Shade more compatible with it soon :)
Welcome, and thanks for input!
 

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I had a problem with Chrome in Shade sandbox.
It would not automatically load my Chrome user profile, I had to log in again every time.
Is this because of the location of the Profile, usually found at (*C:\Users\[Username]\AppData\Local\Google\Chrome\User Data\)?
 

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I did some amateur PoC-testing and was impressed by Shade sandbox. Some compare Shade with a half baked Sandboxie because it does not offer the full monty (seperation) like Sandboxie or Comodo, but that really discredits the effectiveness of their smart selective process/memory mitigations (Shade offers full data seperation with their "file-wall" driver).

As the video's of our resident VJ clearly shows Shade is quite effective (lnk) and has some smart features to block memory based exploits (link)

On windows 8.1 and higher I simply use Chrome (has AppContainer) with Avira Browser Safety (blockin 80% of ads and trackers with a small smart list) and use Shade to Sandbox firefox (and run it with one rule ABP).
 
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