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Windows 7: Sandboxie

17 Apr 2010   #1
pdxireland

W7 Pro 64bit
 
 
Sandboxie

Anybody out there use it?
Your thoughts?

fmg


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17 Apr 2010   #2
not so gray matter

W7 Ult. x64 | OS X
 
 

Sandboxie is probably the most used "real" sandbox application. Most people just use VMware to run untested apps in a virtual setting. But, if you don't have the money to shell out for another 7 license then sandboxie will do the trick, maybe even better than a virtual solution.
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18 Apr 2010   #3
logicearth

Windows 10 Pro (x64)
 
 

To be honest you don't have to shell out any money to run another copy of Windows 7 in a virtual machine. It is perfectly legit to run on the 120 day period.
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18 Apr 2010   #4
not so gray matter

W7 Ult. x64 | OS X
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by logicearth View Post
To be honest you don't have to shell out any money to run another copy of Windows 7 in a virtual machine. It is perfectly legit to run on the 120 day period.
Thats true... I'm not completely versed in the niceties, but what's safer for "untested apps" a sandbox or a virtual machine?
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18 Apr 2010   #5
logicearth

Windows 10 Pro (x64)
 
 

Well I would have to say a virtual machine, because Sandboxie doesn't isolate the installation of the application. Sandboxie only isolates the running aspect of it. Well as far as I know anyways. At least with a virtual machine if it supports snapshots or undo disk, you can just revert back without going though the whole imaging installation thing.
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18 Apr 2010   #6
not so gray matter

W7 Ult. x64 | OS X
 
 

I kinda figured that, since if a VM crashes and gets infected / whatever you can just delete it off the hard disk. It's probably a bit harder for something to hack through Windows & a VM to get to your real Windows than it is for something to hack through just a Sandbox.
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18 Apr 2010   #7
hubris

W7, Xp Pro
 
 

VirtualBox ( Open Source version ) is the cheapest and easy to set up.

Download VirtualBox 3.1.6.59338 - FileHippo.com

just went through a dummy setup run with it. (without a system image)

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To be honest you don't have to shell out any money to run another copy of Windows 7 in a virtual machine. It is perfectly legit to run on the 120 day period.
Forgot that
Might use PCLOS minime.

BTW: SandBoxie is a target now, (among other things ). I have seen the whackers site.
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19 Apr 2010   #8
Jaxryley

 
 

Sandboxie is one of the best security apps around.

After testing several gigs of malware samples through Sandboxie I can say it's been completely secure so far.

Way more convenient running samples sandboxed and just searching through the sandbox for any droppers rather than searching system wide as in a VM.

For each sample you would need to shutdown the VM deleting all changes then fire it up again for the next sample.

With Sandboxie all you need to do after running the sample and checking it out is delete the the contents of the sandbox and chuck the next exploit in there.

Some exploits are both sandbox and VM aware and won't run in those environments but you could employ Buster Sandbox Analyzer which has an option to hide Sandboxie's processes.

www.sandboxie.com :: View topic - Wich is the most secure way to test a virus? (VM+Sandboxie?)
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19 Apr 2010   #9
The Howling Wolves

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Jaxryley View Post
Sandboxie is one of the best security apps around.

After testing several gigs of malware samples through Sandboxie I can say it's been completely secure so far.

Way more convenient running samples sandboxed and just searching through the sandbox for any droppers rather than searching system wide as in a VM.

For each sample you would need to shutdown the VM deleting all changes then fire it up again for the next sample.

With Sandboxie all you need to do after running the sample and checking it out is delete the the contents of the sandbox and chuck the next exploit in there.

Some exploits are both sandbox and VM aware and won't run in those environments but you could employ Buster Sandbox Analyzer which has an option to hide Sandboxie's processes.

www.sandboxie.com :: View topic - Wich is the most secure way to test a virus? (VM+Sandboxie?)
I jumping in here because it relates to the thread of Sandboxie.
I just started using FREE Comodo version 4.0.14 which comes with Firewall + Defense+ Sandboxie.
I normally keep Sandboxie Disabled because the few time I have enabled it I get the BSOD. So now I have it disabled and will run Sandboxie from the original link and not from Comodo.

When I was running Vista Home Premium 32bit and Sandboxie(standalone) I always had Sandboxie as my default when going onto the internet and it worked great.

Now with Comodo incorporating in theie firewall, defense and sandboxie an I the only one having this problem?
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19 Apr 2010   #10
Jaxryley

 
 

Best place to ask if you have any probs would be SB's forum.
www.sandboxie.com :: Index
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