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#1 Peter1

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Posted 16 September 2012 - 01:47 PM

Does anyone have an opinion about Sandboxie which was just suggested to me.
I have read about it and I don't know if there is a good reason not to use it. It read well.

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Posted 16 September 2012 - 02:22 PM

pretty sure, all new browsers have a sandbox environment already built in (which is what sandboxie is.), how effective they are tho is debatable from my understanding.

this link is a few years old. :- http://www.infoworld...op-105?page=0,2

Is this hyperbole aimed at the foolish consumer? The Test Center thinks so. "These new-fangled security client software products clearly don't work on the level that the vendors claim," Test Center's Dineley says. "They're basically asking you to flirt with disaster under the illusion that disaster can be averted."

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IE9 Hacked, Chrome Pwned (Again)

http://www.favbrowse...me-pwned-again/

and from sandboxie's own q+a :- http://www.sandboxie...estions#HowSafe

How safe would I be, by using Sandboxie?

You would be quite safe using Sandboxie. It should be noted that, from time to time, people are able to find some vulnerability in Sandboxie, an open hole through which malicious software can still infiltrate the system.

This happens once every few months, on average, and is quickly resolved by closing the hole that is the attack vector.

Thus it's a good idea to have more traditional anti-malware software. This is is the subject of the following question.


Edited by terry1966, 16 September 2012 - 02:36 PM.


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Posted 16 September 2012 - 02:50 PM

Thank you -I have read it all and will still read further before deciding.

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Posted 16 September 2012 - 03:08 PM

to be totally honest, not using a windows pc myself as you know, i wouldn't be thinking of adding all and any program i am told about to my pc in the hopes of making it 100% secure on the internet. there is no 100% secure pc on the internet. (not even my linux pc.) all these extra programs do is slow your pc down, in my opinion. best you can do to protect yourself, is what your already doing. and that is to run the usual anti virus software and keep all your currently installed software up to date. just be careful on what sites you visit or what you download. :thumbup: :popcorn:

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Posted 16 September 2012 - 07:11 PM

Using Sandboxie is way better than not using it when you are concerned about a program or web site. It is not 100% insurance but then neither is any anti-virus/anti-malware software. It's just another tool to use in the ongoing battle between good and evil. I use Acronis Try and Decide for the same reason. It allows me to back out of just about anything that has been done to my computer, intentionally or unintentionally.

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Posted 17 September 2012 - 12:26 AM

curious to know what makes sandboxie offer more protection than ie's inbuilt sandbox ztrucker? :popcorn:

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Posted 17 September 2012 - 09:30 AM

Sandboxie applies to all programs, not just your web browser.

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