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Windows 7: Looking for open source quarantine software - not av

09 Feb 2018   #1
electricimage

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Looking for open source quarantine software - not av

I was wondering if there is software for a task such as this. I would download a dozen shareware software, place it in a directory and quarantine each file individually (maybe even put a time limit on it).

I understand in Windows 7 and probably other versions, there is no password protection for directories, so I was looking for a quarantine solution.

It's not feasible, to zip the files and etc. I mean to process hundreds of files, so basically this is general directory usage.

Anti-Virus have quarantine capabilites, and I might be looking for something similar, but not as an av product.

Has anyone had a situation like this where you want to secure specific programs? If yes, what solutions are there for this, or do you have any recommendations?


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09 Feb 2018   #2
mrjimphelps

Linux Mint 18.2 xfce 64-bit (VMWare host) / Windows 8.1 Pro 32-bit (VMWare guest)
 
 

"Sandbox" software keeps your internet session isolated from everything else, in effect quarantining all activity that happens in the sandbox. That's about as close as you are going to come to a quarantine.

I've never used this type of software, but I understand the concept.

Sandboxie is a popular sandbox software: https://www.sandboxie.com/

Another approach would be "Deep Freeze", which in effect freezes your current setup by letting you get back to where you were before an event occurred, if malware or something else happens to your computer: http://www.faronics.com/products/deep-freeze
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09 Feb 2018   #3
Alejandro85

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

I don't fully understand what do you want to do exactly? To test untrusted software and see if it works before a definitive install? Protect "special" software from the rest of the system? Keep some files isolated and under a password protection?
Each of those has different ways of tackling it, and almost always you have the needed functions right in the OS instead of external software.


Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by mrjimphelps View Post
Sandboxie is a popular sandbox software: https://www.sandboxie.com/

Another approach would be "Deep Freeze", which in effect freezes your current setup by letting you get back to where you were before an event occurred, if malware or something else happens to your computer: http://www.faronics.com/products/deep-freeze
Neither of those is open source, both are proprietary, non-free software.


Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by electricimage View Post
I understand in Windows 7 and probably other versions, there is no password protection for directories, so I was looking for a quarantine solution.
It has, actually. Just set the permissions of the affected folders to only let certain users to access them, then give the users adequate passwords, and only those who know the passwords of the user accounts will be able to use them. Of course, none must be an administrator.
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09 Feb 2018   #4
torchwood

W7 home premium 32bit/W7HP 64bit/w10 tp insider ring
 
 

Hi electricimage,

Most AV's and malware scanners, such as MalwareBytes are integrated into the (Right click) context menu.

Therefor UNopened saved files can be scanned prior to installing or being opened.

Within Firefox/Waterfox/Palemoon, there is an option to send to a specific destination folder or even an external device - USB etc - which you can set a password on

Roy
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12 Feb 2018   #5
electricimage

64
 
 

I think sandboxie would work for me, thanks for the link. It's not excatly what I was looking for, but as it turns out, I could change some of the way I organize my shareware or download files.
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