Quassar

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#3
All the time i use sandboxie...

For Browser : vivaldi
For PDF Reader: Nitro Pdf
For Mail Client : thunderbird + bridge(proton mail)
For Spotify and other untrusted comunity apps like discord.
And some office apps like Miscrosoft excel...
 
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#4
Definitely, absolutely Yes, I do (since maybe 2009 or 2010). I always use Sandboxie :love:. That is my favorite app ( the second is Comodo Firewall CS settings). The third - Avast Free. Others apps - K9 and Avira Browser Safety.
 

AtlBo

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#6
Is the free version of SB still available? FileHippo says 5.26 and older are free, but I don't know if I trust the download the way things are these days. I guess I could VT the installer to make sure it's the common known one.

Had to bail out on 360 TS and missing the sandbox for MSOffice apps...
 

SumTingWong

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#7
I use Shadow Defender. In my opinion, Shadow Defender is more effective than Sandboxie because Shadow Defender is able to sandbox the entire system, and not just the app alone. It is a very good tool to use on your computer if you decide to lend your PC to your friends to use it for a short amount of time as long your friends don't mess up Shadow Defender stuff.
 

Umbra

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#8
Yes, still using sandboxie on my secondary system, my main is using ReHIPS (which i consider better and way less prone to break programs).

@SumTingWong remember SD alone wont protect you against data stealing, unlike sandboxie. But you are right SD virtualize the whole system and protect the MBR (which sbie doesn't)
 

ichito

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#9
@SumTingWong remember SD alone wont protect you against data stealing, unlike sandboxie. But you are right SD virtualize the whole system and protect the MBR (which sbie doesn't)
Actually SD can virtualise every detected local disk...no matter is it system disk or some other for privat data...and even more it can do this with removable disk if it's inserted.
;)
 

Umbra

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Actually SD can virtualise every detected local disk...no matter is it system disk or some other for privat data...and even more it can do this with removable disk if it's inserted.
;)
indeed, my post was about a potential keylogger sitting on the system so i didnt mentioned non-system drives ;)
 

davisd

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#12
Grabed Sandboxie lifetime some years ago, still rocking, but not as frequent anymore, since not doing anything shady on host system, just browsing the web. I even find myself now rarely using Shadow Defender, darn, you brought up good question.. I have become a boring Windows user, not installing or running anything unknown. #timetobuychromebook
 

Kubla

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Grabed Sandboxie lifetime some years ago, still rocking, but not as frequent anymore, since not doing anything shady on host system, just browsing the web. I even find myself now rarely using Shadow Defender, darn, you brought up good question.. I have become a boring Windows user, not installing or running anything unknown. #timetobuychromebook
I don't do anything shady either but even the most careful person will come across spyware and malware or worse so it is an easy to use layer of protection. The biggest reason I run my browsers in Sandboxie is not for that protection however, it is so I have a clean browser each time start it, no tracking cookies, no browsing history, no nothing.

You can use extensions that clear cookies and history on exit but they often they don't get everything, with Sanboxie when you shut down the browser nothing from that browsing session is left.
 
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Quassar

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I don't do anything shady either but even the most careful person will come across spyware and malware or worse so it is an easy to use layer of protection. The biggest reason I run my browsers in Sandboxie is not for that protection however, it is so I have a clean browser each time start it, no tracking cookies, no browsing history, no nothing.

You can use extensions that clear cookies and history on exit but they often they don't get everything, with Sanboxie when you shut down the browser nothing from that browsing session is left.
Yea exacly that why i use 2 brower in separate sandbox
For social and another for bank/priv usage :)
 

Quassar

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#19
I have not used it in years. I use Sahadow Defender instead.
comparsion/replace is wrong, they work diferently...

Shadow Defender only restor changes after reboot... while sandbox can separete/izolate changes in during session and yet put some restriction to block access for specific zone after advanced configuration.

I preffer use them gather or yet more promise option use alternative virualized OS "VMware"
But its deppen what and how you wanna secure data
Each this soft work similar but this smililar is not identic and this small difernces can be matter for specific infection.
 
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Lockdown

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#20
Right now I use a VM.
Nope.For highly configured Sandboxie policy there are just way too many problems. Every time there is a Windows, Chrome, Firefox, Office, etc update, Sandboxie doesn't work correctly. Report it to the Sandboxie forums and either it is ingnored, told "we cannot reproduce" (even though video\screenshots are supplied, or fanbois jump-in and mess up the bug\issue report.

There are Sandboxie fanbois out there using 15 year-old softs because they run them in SBIE, and it is only the 15 year-old version that won't cause SBIE to malfunction. The fanbois modifies their system not for security, but instead for SBIE compatibility. That, my friends, is one of the biggest faces of stupidity that I have ever seen done - by anyone.
 

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