1. RXZ6Q

    RXZ6Q Level 2

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    Did anyone of you guys tested it against malware :)?
     
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  2. Spawn

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  3. SHvFl

    SHvFl Level 32
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    None needs to use anything to protect themselves. The question is do you need to use it or do you want to use it?
     
  4. Spawn

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    Sandboxie is great for any application that you use daily; browsers, email and messaging clients. You can run File Explorer under SBIE supervision, so any apps and files opened from the Downloads folder will be isolated. And it's useful for testing out legitimate software you may not want to keep.

    SBIE has a greater purpose rather than being used to run malware. It's secure and proven to be solid protection against unwanted system changes.

    I don't think SBIE supports Windows Apps from Store.

    SBIE cannot protect you against online scams or phishing websites, and data may be affected when shared in the isolated environment. For example, uploading of documents. The Internet is not safe. :)
     
  5. Kubla

    Kubla Level 2

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    The only time I don't use a browser with sandboxie is when they or their extensions need to be updated or I want to add some bookmarks this way my browsing history or any cookies that I may have accumulated during my browsing session are never saved on my system.
     
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  6. Umbra

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    It doesn't, in fact no software at the moment covers Metro Apps.

    Yes, nothing bypassed it yet if you tighten it a bit via its settings; however in default settings it may be bypassed ( i remember it was one time in the past).
     
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  7. cruelsister

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    Was it the API exploit? After my video they had it fixed in 2 days.
     
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  8. Duotone

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    @RXZ6Q just ask @cruelsister with regards to malware test... do you need it?!
    That question really depends w/ you, I use it for both malware protection and keeping my browser clean.
     
  9. Umbra

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    i think yes, was long time ago.
     
  10. Winter Soldier

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    Keep in mind that the more advanced malware codes know how to "recognize" when they are executed in a sandbox (or in a virtual environment) and self-terminating almost immediately.

    In some cases, a malware running in the sandbox might not have the same behavior as outside (rootkits, for example: in the sandbox are not able to install kernel drivers, outside yes).

    Also, Sandboxie prevents writing to the real system (on the filesystem and the registry), but NOT the reading, and it doesn't prevent the malware from communicating with the outside: if you have personal data on the PC you are at risk.
     
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  11. Umbra

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    By default settings , you are right; if with customized settings, the malware can't connect outside the sandbox.
     
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  12. DJ Panda

    DJ Panda Level 29

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    I used to use Sandboxie. Wasn't bad at all! More didn't find a whole lot of use in it. Hopefully it can support MS Edge at some point. (I am enticed by reward points. LOL) :)
     
  13. McLovin

    McLovin Level 61
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    See I have Sandboxie installed but rarely use it. For the reason is I do most of my suspicious activity in a Virtual Machine.
     
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  14. WinXPert

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    That's how I test limited trial softwares or suspicious ones or for those that I would only run once.

    Another use is a quickie analysis of malwares without rebooting the PC.
     
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