Windows 7 Forums
Welcome to Windows 7 Forums. Our forum is dedicated to helping you find support and solutions for any problems regarding your Windows 7 PC be it Dell, HP, Acer, Asus or a custom build. We also provide an extensive Windows 7 tutorial section that covers a wide range of tips and tricks.


Windows 7: Safe surfing with Sandboxie - very, very easy

06 Jan 2010   #1
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 
Safe surfing with Sandboxie - very, very easy

Many people think that sandboxing is difficult to use. It is, in fact, very, very simple. Here is what you do to be safe on the web, which I think is the most important. The other functions you can explore yourself.

Step1 - Download and install Sandboxie from here: http://www.sandboxie.com/index.php?DownloadSandboxie

Step2 - Go into All Programs, click on Sandboxie and make a shortcut on the desktop from “Run webbrowser sandboxed” (you can also pin it to the Start menu, Quick launch or Taskbar).

Step3 - Launch your webbrowser with that shortcut. Now you are safe.


My System SpecsSystem Spec
.
08 Jan 2010   #2
mitchell64

Windows Seven Home Premium 32bit SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by whs View Post
Many people think that sandboxing is difficult to use. It is, in fact, very, very simple. Here is what you do to be safe on the web, which I think is the most important. The other functions you can explore yourself.

Step1 - Download and install Sandboxie from here: Sandboxie - Download Sandboxie

Step2 - Go into All Programs, click on Sandboxie and make a shortcut on the desktop from “Run webbrowser sandboxed” (you can also pin it to the Start menu, Quick launch or Taskbar).

Step3 - Launch your webbrowser with that shortcut. Now you are safe.
Thanks WHS, I had never explored the option as i didnt realise it was that simple.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
08 Jan 2010   #3
DarkPhoenix

Windows 7
 
 

Interesting. First I have heard of this application. I may look into it. I don't like to use antivirus or firewall programs. I am extremely careful about what I download and where I go, but if I do get hit with something Rollback RX fixes me in 5 minutes flat so I never worry about being crippled by viruses or trojans.

I will check it out.. depends on it's memory footprint if I use it or not.

EDIT:

I use 64 Bit Windows 7. The 64 bit version is not prominently displayed in their website. You have to hunt around in their forums to find it. I did.

Here is the link to the 64 Bit version of this program:

Sandboxie 64 bit Download:

http://www.sandboxie.com/phpbb/viewtopic.php?t=6842

( On this page the second link is the 64 bit version, notice 64 in the title?)

Apparently the developers did not want to support a 64 bit version and fought against it but caved in because of pressure from the community. One dev implied he did not want to support the 64 bit version because he was trying to "get a message out" regaurding 64 bit support.


Said by Tzuk:
"I have reconsidered my position and decided that I should stop fighting windmills.

I've held out so far because it was important for me to try to get a particular
message out. I appreciate those of you who chose to listen, but realistically,
I have to admit that the world at large does not care much for my message. "

And then he gives the download link for the 64 bit version. Read about it here:

http://www.sandboxie.com/phpbb/viewtopic.php?t=7014

I do not know what this message was he is talking about. I will research this, but it makes me leery to use this persons app due to his attitude.. seem very strange to me.

Edit 2: Ahh I see.. apperently this version has limited functionality due to a conflict with Windows Vista and 7's Kernel Patch Protection. I suppose the devs were trying to fix this or find a work around before they resumed 64 bit support.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
.

08 Jan 2010   #4
Tews

64-bit Windows 8.1 Pro
 
 

Oh friend back in the day, you were the kind of user I used to pray for... lol, I'd own your box in a new york second... Believe me, if you havent been infected, or rootkitted yet you will be...
My System SpecsSystem Spec
08 Jan 2010   #5
DarkPhoenix

Windows 7
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Tews View Post
Oh friend back in the day, you were the kind of user I used to pray for... lol, I'd own your box in a new york second... Believe me, if you havent been infected, or rootkitted yet you will be...

Are you saying sandboxie don't work or you referring to my statement about not using anti-virus's and firewalls?
My System SpecsSystem Spec
08 Jan 2010   #6
Tews

64-bit Windows 8.1 Pro
 
 

Im referring to your lackadaisical attitude about security in general.. Sandboxie is fine and I use it, but it will not prevent all types of attacks and intrusions... a rootkit is a perfect example. Just because you haven't been infected doesn't mean you cant, or wont be. You have a responsibility to insure that you do not become a part of a botnet, etc and the price of security is vigilance. Do everyone else a favor and rethink your position on computer security, and give up that tired excuse of memory usage vs security.... Thanks...
My System SpecsSystem Spec
08 Jan 2010   #7
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Tews View Post
Im referring to your lackadaisical attitude about security in general.. Sandboxie is fine and I use it, but it will not prevent all types of attacks and intrusions... a rootkit is a perfect example. Just because you haven't been infected doesn't mean you cant, or wont be. You have a responsibility to insure that you do not become a part of a botnet, etc and the price of security is vigilance. Do everyone else a favor and rethink your position on computer security, and give up that tired excuse of memory usage vs security.... Thanks...

I absolutely agree. At the prices of RAM these days there is absolutely no reason to forward the memory usage argument. And besides, both MSE and Sandboxie have a very small footprint. That combined with the Windows firewall will give you a solid basic protection. All you need to add is frequent imaging. And that is also dead simple as I have described here: https://www.sevenforums.com/software/...e-macrium.html And all of that comes for free. What more can you ask for.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
08 Jan 2010   #8
DarkPhoenix

Windows 7
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Tews View Post
Im referring to your lackadaisical attitude about security in general.. Sandboxie is fine and I use it, but it will not prevent all types of attacks and intrusions... a rootkit is a perfect example. Just because you haven't been infected doesn't mean you cant, or wont be. You have a responsibility to insure that you do not become a part of a botnet, etc and the price of security is vigilance. Do everyone else a favor and rethink your position on computer security, and give up that tired excuse of memory usage vs security.... Thanks...
I am so totally not understanding your post at all. I do not have a laxidasical attitude to security, just the opposite.. that is why I use Rollback Rx. It is The Best Security money can buy.

The point is I don't care how hard you hit or cripple my PC because I am protected 100%. NOTHING can harm the security measures I put in place from Rollback Rx because it does not reside in windows or even on your C drive but in a layer of your hard drive underneath your windows instalation.

You do not seem to understand why I am not concerned about getting hit with virus's is not because I don't care about security, it's because I am already so well protected.

Who said anything about memory usage vs security?? You are reading things into my post and making assumptions that are not there. I simply do not Need to RELY on a program like sandboxie because I am already so well protected. The only reason I mentioned memory is because I don't want to use anything using a lot of memory. It has nothing to do with any security vs memory argument.

So if I get crippled with a virus Big Fat Hairy Deal. It does Not hurt me at all because I simply reload the snapshot (that I know is clean) that I took before going online. A PC can be crippled to the point where it will not even boot and your c drive has been deleted and you can recover in 5 minutes with Rollback Rx.

Since I do not like to use regular firewalls and anti-virus programs (and really don't need to) I am using Sandboxie just to help cut down on the initial attack (that don't bother me anyway) I don't expct it to protect me from everything.. in fact.. you guys should tell folks to use Rollback Rx as a back up to Sandboxie for when it fails! Since I have installed this Windos 7, I have not had to use the Rollback Rx snapshot but once.. I am very careful about my browsing.. but I am using Sandboxie so that one time will not happen again for a long time..it's just an added precaution.. but one that I'm not really worried about.. if I didn't have Rollback Rx, it would be a different story.

Just because my method of security differs from yours does not mean I am any less concerned about security than you are.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
08 Jan 2010   #9
Tews

64-bit Windows 8.1 Pro
 
 

It may be a big deal to the person/persons that you spread the virus to is what Im saying.... Im glad that you feel 100% protected, but the only 100% way to be totally safe is to unplug from the net...

Rollback RX is an incremental backup and restore utility, not a security application... it does much the same as any other imaging software does...while it is a good and vital component of a total security policy, it is not the total package that you claim...
My System SpecsSystem Spec
08 Jan 2010   #10
zigzag3143

Win 8 Release candidate 8400
 
 

In this vast interconnected electronic environment we depend on every one to be safe computers. Sadly some are not. I can accept some one who doesnt know. Some one that chooses not to puts us all at risk
My System SpecsSystem Spec
Reply

 Safe surfing with Sandboxie - very, very easy




Thread Tools




Similar help and support threads
Thread Forum
sandboxie
Because of the uniqueness of this browser, I have asked around about it before just installing it. Is it a good choice for Win 7 x 64 and easy to learn? I am asking about the free one.
Browsers & Mail
Sandboxie 3.58
Sandboxie - Sandbox software for application isolation and secure Web browsingSandboxie - Version Changes
System Security
Sandboxie 3.56
Sandboxie - Version Changes
System Security
IE Browser Protection/Safe Surfing
Hi, I'm interested in some educated opinions on browser protection or safe surfing software/add-ons for IE. Previously, I was uisng NIS2011 (including its browser protection), and whilst it did a magnificent job, and I rate it very highly, I found that with time (probably due to software...
System Security
A couple of browser add on for safe surfing
Thought I would share these with you Guys all for better surfing. Safe Browsing Tool | WOT Web of Trust Rapport - Free software downloads and software reviews - CNET Download.com Forgot to add both are FREE!!!!
Browsers & Mail
Sandboxie
How can I get Sandboxie installed on a 64-bit system? I do not have the trouble with driver signing as I have DSEO which overrides that. The problem is the installer won't run on a 64-bit system (it explains the error message). Does anyone know how to or a substitute program?
Software


Our Sites

Site Links

About Us

Find Us

Windows 7 Forums is an independent web site and has not been authorized, sponsored, or otherwise approved by Microsoft Corporation. "Windows 7" and related materials are trademarks of Microsoft Corp.

© Designer Media Ltd

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 07:37.
Twitter Facebook Google+ Seven Forums iOS App Seven Forums Android App