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Old 20. Dec 2011, 03:10 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Default why can't browsers be more like sandbox?

just started using the program sandbox today and its awesome. leaves no browsing traces behind or anything. once you close the browser everything is gone. now why don't browsers just do this by default instead of saving unwanted cake and cookies?
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Old 20. Dec 2011, 06:12 AM   #2 (permalink)
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I think you meant Sandboxie. Sandbox is the virtual environment it uses.

Google Chrome and Microsoft Internet Explorer 8 and higher (Protected Mode) have built-in sandboxes, but they don't work on your browsing data and downloads. The technology isn't something every company (especially smaller ones) can implement, much less for completely free products.
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Old 20. Dec 2011, 06:31 AM   #3 (permalink)
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I think you meant Sandboxie. Sandbox is the virtual environment it uses.

Google Chrome and Microsoft Internet Explorer 8 and higher (Protected Mode) have built-in sandboxes, but they don't work on your browsing data and downloads. The technology isn't something every company (especially smaller ones) can implement, much less for completely free products.
lol sorry i was kind of in a hurry, but ya i ment sandboxie. i remember reading somewhere chrome had a sandbox, but i have yet to see what they are actually sandboxing. the reason i say this is because after using recuva on my pc, alot of my browsing cache was shown. i honestly don't see a reason for cache and cookies to be stored on the pc. my chrome browser ran just as fast in sandboxie as it did normally. well im not to sure how big of a company sandboxie has, but if they can give a product away for free, i would assume the major browsing companies could also.
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Old 20. Dec 2011, 09:33 AM   #4 (permalink)
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I believe it sandboxes each tab from the OS, but not browsing data.

Sandboxie isn't completely free, it's feature-limited after 30 days unless you pay. Mozilla isn't that big, only Google, Microsoft, and lazy Apple are.
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You do realize that every browser has a "private browsing mode" right?

Also, you can configure your browser to reject cookies, disable cache etc..etc..

The average user has no use for these settings: he/she wants to check email, watch videos and visit social networking sites and they want their browser to be as simple as possible (no annoying popups etc.etc..)

Just imagine for a moment what would happen if your browser keeps asking you whether to set cookies, session cookies or delete them at exit? . Most users get annoyed with the popups/warning messages etc. that their OS/browser/software package throws up at them.

This is perhaps the reason why these settings are not default. However, a privacy/ conscious person would configure these settings properly.

Final note: Remember just because you disable/delete cookies, flash cookies, etc. does not mean that you can "vanish" without a trace in the internet since you can be traced back through your IP address. Just saying....

But of course, using sandboxie with a modern browser + good internet habits + using a limited user account will keep you safe and happy with a good browsing experience.

If properly configured and used, sandboxie along with sensible browsing habits would make antivirus packages obsolete.
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lol sorry i was kind of in a hurry, but ya i ment sandboxie. well im not to sure how big of a company sandboxie has, but if they can give a product away for free, i would assume the major browsing companies could also.
If you learn how to use SBIE and use it full time, in the future you will divide your Internet experience in two, before and after Sandboxie. Thats how great of an impact Sandboxie is.

Get ready, your Internet experience is about to change.

The free version that you are using now is the same as what you ll get after 30 days, all options that you can use now, will be available but a reminder screen gets added. If you register your copy, options get added but nothing gets taken out of what you are seen now even after 30 days.

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If you learn how to use SBIE and use it full time, in the future you will divide your Internet experience in two, before and after Sandboxie. Thats how great of an impact Sandboxie is.

Get ready, your Internet experience is about to change.

The free version that you are using now is the same as what you ll get after 30 days, all options that you can use now, will be available but a reminder screen gets added. If you register your copy, options get added but nothing gets taken out of what you are seen now even after 30 days.

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Introducing "Gizmo.boxie", a customized sandboxie version which speaks about how millions of users benefited from sandboxie!. Let's have it from bo.elam and Concerned User.

Are you tired of antivirus, internet security suites hogging your system and making it slower than malware?

Sandboxie along with the latest technology(TM) (common sense browsing, downloading only from trusted sites, using a Limited user account, avoid dodgy sites and using freeware antivirus packages and keeping your system updated with the latest patches) can now keep your system clean and new.

Jokes apart, sandboxie is very useful and will keep your system clean along with a combination of best practices (see above).

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..........Sandboxie.........
Concerned User, you tell it like it is, I totally agree.

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If anyone here is musically-inclined, I think we need to write a song for Bo and call it "Sweet Sandoxie".....
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Introducing "Gizmo.boxie", a customized sandboxie version which speaks about how millions of users benefited from sandboxie!. Let's have it from bo.elam and Concerned User.

Are you tired of antivirus, internet security suites hogging your system and making it slower than malware?

Sandboxie along with the latest technology(TM) (common sense browsing, downloading only from trusted sites, using a Limited user account, avoid dodgy sites and using freeware antivirus packages and keeping your system updated with the latest patches) can now keep your system clean and new.

Jokes apart, sandboxie is very useful and will keep your system clean along with a combination of best practices (see above).
i keep reading nothing but rave reviews on sboxie, im curious now. i fit the user profile of an average user, surf, order some from https sites, just normal use...i think. would you care to give me a little more info on sboxie, i like what i read and i read all i could find here on this site so in my mind credibility is not an issue as i trust all i have discussed in here, or is there a dependable site i should research?

im so used to ie, change will be hard...but not that hard if its as good as all relate
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