Anyone use Sandboxie?

Discussion in 'Computer Games and General Discussion' started by Aijelsop, Mar 15, 2012.

  1. Aijelsop

    Aijelsop Question Asker

    Sep 11, 2010
    United States
    I just found this neat program, it's called Sandboxie. ( )

    Basically, what it does, or what I can get out of it's description is that it kind of freezes Windows, and you can use programs without them accessing your harddrive (unless given permission to). So you can download a virus, and run it, install it, whatever. Then you can close Sandboxie, and it's like nothing happened.

    I haven't tried it yet. I've watched some videos, and it looks really cool.

    (not mine)

    Just sharing this with you guys, thought you might think it's helpful too.
  2. OSpencerO

    OSpencerO GBAtemp Regular

    Jun 28, 2005
    From Nashville, Tennessee In Knoxville, Tennessee
    I have used Sandboxie however I have used Avast 7 autosandbox & browser protection quite a bit more lately.
    In my opinion they both work well, I think they are good for expert computer users & great novice computer users.
    The only problems I've had is getting Sandboxie to play nice with some of my other programs mainly Avast before Avast offered sandboxing.


  3. FireEmblemGuy

    FireEmblemGuy Celebrating a decade of shitposting

    Jul 6, 2007
    United States
    Michigan, USA
    I used it to trade stuff between Steam accounts, and if I needed to temporarily install something adware filled. Haven't really been able to use it lately, since Windows 8 is unsupported.
  4. Edster

    Edster GBAtemp Regular

    Aug 1, 2006
    United States
    Been using it for years. I never open a Keygen without it.
  5. FAST6191

    FAST6191 Techromancer

    pip Reporter
    Nov 21, 2005
    United Kingdom
    I have seen a few things escape the sandbox over the years and tend to opt for other methods (usually pressing yes, no or otherwise several times to various programs as they make changes) or using a VM but I do quite like it and is one of the nicer methods for trying to protect people beyond the token efforts of anti virus and without the hassle of some of the more in depth methods like whitelisting (although a properly set up browser is a must).
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