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Old 05. Jul 2010, 11:35 AM   #11 (permalink)
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SandBoxie asked me automatically and I've done that. Not really sure how it'll benefit though.
I can see how it would be a plus if nasties can still be hidden in zipped files. Otherwise, Avast scans everything i download anyway. Still, it's great to have 30 days without sanboxie nagging me
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Old 05. Jul 2010, 12:58 PM   #12 (permalink)
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The Brothersoft download link for this has an unsatisfactory WOT rating http://www.mywot.com/en/scorecard/brothersoft.com.
No probs with the Sandboxie.com download.
Yes. In all the Google searches I've done, brothersoft gets a bad WOT rating. All the more puzzling why it finds prominence in the Sandboxie download page. Is there something we (I) don't know?
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Old 05. Jul 2010, 01:16 PM   #13 (permalink)
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Great news, hope the 64-bit version has no weaknesses anymore.
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I think that might be so J,L, the changes state that "Support for 64-bit Windows should now be on par with 32-bit Windows".
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Sadly I was also hoping this meant that Sandboxie could now provide an equal level of security for both 32-bit and 64-bit OS, but I don't think that's the case after a little digging on the Sandboxie forum - specifically posts 4 and 5 in this thread.

Too bad, but I still think Sandboxie offers significant benefits even under a 64-bit environment, and I'm happy to use it as such.
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From a Sandoxie newbie (or rather a soon to be newbie possibly):

Anyone using Sandboxie with 64-bit Windows 7? How does it work? Any issues/problems? Are you pretty much only using it for web-browsing?
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Old 30. Jul 2010, 09:12 PM   #15 (permalink)
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From a Sandoxie newbie (or rather a soon to be newbie possibly):

Anyone using Sandboxie with 64-bit Windows 7? How does it work? Any issues/problems? Are you pretty much only using it for web-browsing?
It works fine on my Windows 7 64-bit with no problems so far. Might be a bit weaker due to PatchGuard, but it's still very secure (especially with DropRights enabled).
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Old 31. Jul 2010, 02:53 AM   #16 (permalink)
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From a Sandoxie newbie (or rather a soon to be newbie possibly):

Anyone using Sandboxie with 64-bit Windows 7? How does it work? Any issues/problems? Are you pretty much only using it for web-browsing?
I did install it on one of my brothers 64 bit Vista and it worked fine. In all
honesty, there should be no issue at all and like J.L said it might be a little
weaker than on 32 bit but, hey its better to have a weaker version of the
sandbox than not have any. I strictly use it for all browsing except for
Windows update. Using SBIE sometimes and sometimes not, in my opinion
is not using SBIE properly. I have also used SBIE to try browsers or other
software that you really not sure you want to install. I have even installed
Hitman Pro, Dr Webb and Prevx just to do a scan and then, out of here.
Use the restrictions for Internet and start/run when you surf and you ll have
bullet proof protection. I only allow FF to have internet access and Firefox
and the plugin container to have start/run access. That and the drop my
rights thing will make the sandbox very strong. The drop my rights setting
is of utmost importance if you are like me, surf the web as an administrator.

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Old 31. Jul 2010, 08:08 AM   #17 (permalink)
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...That and the drop my
rights thing will make the sandbox very strong. The drop my rights setting
is of utmost importance if you are like me, surf the web as an administrator.

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I feel that if Tzuk made that the default setting, Sandboxie could be used "out of the box".
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Old 31. Jul 2010, 09:26 AM   #18 (permalink)
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I feel that if Tzuk made that the default setting, Sandboxie could be used "out of the box".
I agree with you that it can be used out of the box but hardening the
sandbox is what makes SBIE really strong. I think people should use
SBIE on default when they start using it and later make the changes.
If you use SBIE on default and you get hit by a rogue, the rogue will
start and run and you ll get rid of it when you delete the sandbox. Now
if you use SBIE with the start/run restrictions and you get hit by the
same rogue, this time the rogue would not even run and probably you
would not even know that it was there. I prefer that the rogue don't
even have a chance of running even if it was on the sandbox. The drop
my rights setting strips rights from programs running in the sandbox and
since I run as an administrator it does make a difference on my case. If
you are running as a user, then it does not make any difference and is
not needed to be applied. This changes are done to make it harder for
malware to bypass SBIE.
Make a test. Try to install a program in the sandbox with the changes to
the settings and you ll see that the program wont install but the same
program will install if you have SBIE on default settings. Same results
would be if it was malware.

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Old 31. Jul 2010, 01:23 PM   #19 (permalink)
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... but hardening the sandbox is what makes SBIE really strong. I think people should use SBIE on default when they start using it and later make the changes.

If you use SBIE on default and you get hit by a rogue, the rogue will start and run and you ll get rid of it when you delete the sandbox. Now if you use SBIE with the start/run restrictions ...
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Thanks! Did the needful for Chrome, FF, & K-Meleon. By the way, I did not allow plugin-container.exe (FF).
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Like bo.elam, I run Sandboxie as an administrator with "drop rights" enabled.
No problems for me under Windows 7 x64.
Even though it's not guaranteed to be quite as secure under 64 bit, from what I've read, I believe the risks are still minimal.

Sandboxie's obvious main benefit for me is protection while browsing, but I do occasionally use it to test software without risk of having any changes made to my PC.

It's very easy to use once set up, so it's also suitable to install on an inexperienced users PC.
Very light on resources too.

Highly recommended.
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