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Old 27. Nov 2014, 09:23 PM   #11 (permalink)
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Starting with version 4.02, Sandboxie is now fully compatible with both 32-bit and 64-bit editions of Windows, and provides all protection. The Experimental Protection setting is no longer needed and was removed.
You need the 64-bit version for 64-bit Windows anyhow. Otherwise, you can't protect 64-bit programs, if it even works.
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Old 27. Nov 2014, 10:06 PM   #12 (permalink)
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I am a little confused about what to download. The 64 bit version of Sandboxie is supposed to provide lesser protection! In that case, can the 32 bit version run in my 64 bit Windows 7? I shall be running this in both Win 7 and XP. What should I do? Please see the link.

http://www.sandboxie.com/index.php?N...ut64BitEdition
Melita, like J L said, if your system is 64 bits, you need to install the 64 bits version. You can pretty much disregard that link about the 64 bits edition. Whats there, its pretty much obsolete. To make things easier, get the Combined or All installer from either of this links. Version 4.14 is the last stable version. If your default browser is Firefox or IE, that version should be fine. If your default browser is Chrome, then I suggest you install beta 4.15.5.

http://www.sandboxie.com/index.php?AllVersions

http://forums.sandboxie.com/phpBB3/v...p?f=49&t=19837

Melita, Windows XP 64 bits is not officially supported by Sandboxie. So, if you are certain that your XP is 64 bits, Sandboxie might work or it might not work. Sometimes it does and sometimes it doesn't. Since you are only going to be running your browser sandboxed then its likely that it would work fine. If you were going to run many programs sandboxed then it would be more likely that Sandboxie would not work in your XP 64 bits. If the XP is 32 bits, then Sandboxie its going to work great.

I suggest you install Sandboxie in one computer at a time. If I was you, I would try it first in the W7 and install the beta. 4.15.5.

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Old 27. Nov 2014, 10:20 PM   #13 (permalink)
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Oh, forgot......its better to disable your antivirus momentarily while Sandboxie installs.

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Old 04. Feb 2015, 04:10 PM   #14 (permalink)
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If I was you, I would try it first in the W7 and install the beta. 4.15.5.
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Bo, I am about to install Sandboxie. I like to know why you recommend the Beta version. Usually I always go for the stable version of any thing. I don't mind going in for the Beta version, and that is why I like to know the reason.

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Hi Melita, if Firefox or IE is your default browser, then its fine to install the latest stable version (4.14). But if you are a Chrome user, then definitively install the latest beta as it has fixes that make Chrome run better under Sandboxie.

Sorry about replying late, I had not seen your post until now. After you install Sandboxie, let me know and also tell me which browser is your default browser and if it is the browser that you use most of the time. And then I ll tell you the few things that I think first time users of SBIE should know on day one to make things convenient.

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Hi Melita, if Firefox or IE is your default browser, then its fine to install the latest stable version (4.14). But if you are a Chrome user, then definitively install the latest beta as it has fixes that make Chrome run better under Sandboxie.
I only use Firefox and very rarely IE (for Microsoft pages only). So I'll get 4.14.
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Sorry about replying late, I had not seen your post until now.
Please don't bother about this at all. I have no problem with the delay. I felt you would have been busy with other things.
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After you install Sandboxie, let me know and also tell me which browser is your default browser and if it is the browser that you use most of the time.
It is Firefox and is the one I use almost always.
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And then I ll tell you the few things that I think first time users of SBIE should know on day one to make things convenient.
I'll be most grateful for this. Will get back tomorrow, after installing.

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Hello Bo,

I have installed Sandboxie 4.14. There was a small instructions window of 6 pages that opened at the end of the installation process, but I accidentally deleted it!

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Melita, you can go here to see the 6 pages that you closed (Sandboxie control>Help>Getting started). For a more complete Getting started tutorial, read this one. You dont need to read it to start using SBIE.
http://www.sandboxie.com/index.php?GettingStarted

After installing Sandboxie, you see Sandboxie control (icon) by the clock and a SandboxedWebBrowser icon at your desktop.

When you click the SandboxedWebBrowser icon, since Firefox is your favorite browser and is set as the default browser in your computer, that's the browser that should open up when you click it. If Firefox is not the browser that opens up when you click the icon, let me know.

Using Sandboxie, in my opinion, has to be easy to use and convenient. The following, are the only things that I recommend you do for now about Sandboxie.

1. We have to be able to save bookmarks while browsing. If we couldn't do that, it would be very inconvenient to browse sandboxed. So, this is how you set Firefox to save bookmarks out of the sandbox. Go to:

Sandboxie control>Sandbox>DefaultBox>Sandbox settings>Applications>Web browser>Firefox, Tick "Allow direct access to Firefox bookmarks and history database"

2. Sometimes when we browser or open our webmail, we download files, sometimes you might want to save some of this files out of the sandbox. If we couldn't save any files out of the sandbox, that would be inconvenient. So, you need to set up your sandbox and Firefox to save files out of the sandbox.

First, set Firefox to download to one particular folder, if you download to your desktop, that would be fine too. Set this up in Firefox tools>Options>General

Then, open up Sandboxie control and go back to Sandbox setting, Click Recovery>Quick recovery, delete all folders that you see there and Add the folder that you set Firefox to save files to. Navigate to it by clicking Add folder.

If you set up things properly, when you download something, you should get a prompt from Sandboxie when downloading is finish. You can then either Recover the file or leave it in the sandbox.

3. All you do while sandboxed, remains in the sandbox until you delete the sandbox. Deleting the sandbox can be done manually or have SBIE do it automatically when you close the browser. I recommend you set the sandbox to be deleted automatically. Set it up here:

Sandbox settings>Delete>Delete Invocation, Tick "Automatically delete contents of sandbox"

4. You should understand how your antivirus interacts with Sandboxie. When things work properly between your antivirus and SBIE, your AV sees and treats the sandbox folder as any other folder. If you get a prompt from your AV about something in the sandbox, you can treat the detection as you normally do if you where not running sandboxed. You can either delete the file or quarantine it with the AV or just delete the sandbox. Read this FAQ about antiviruses and SBIE.
http://www.sandboxie.com/index.php?FAQ_Virus

Use your browser as you normally use it, you shouldn't feel any difference.

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Old 08. Feb 2015, 11:14 PM   #19 (permalink)
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Many thanks Bo, you have taken a lot of trouble to explain this. I'll set this up and get on with it. If I need to ask any further question about this do I ask here at this thread?

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Yes, you can ask here anything about Sandboxie...remember, like I said:

"Use your browser as you normally use it, you shouldn't feel any difference"

Using Sandboxie is not Twilight zone, OK.

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