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Sandboxie

$15
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Quick Specs

  • Version:
    5.10
  • Total Downloads:
    225,957
  • Date Added:
    Apr. 04, 2016
  • Price:
    Free to try; One Year Subscription; €15.00 to buy
  • File Size:
    8.19MB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    191
  • Platform:
    Windows
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5 stars

"Works great"

July 20, 2015  |  By jdmac45

2015-07-20 07:05:44  |  By jdmac45

 |  Version: Sandboxie 4.12

Pros

Keeps spyware, malware from sketchy sites off my PC!

Cons

Have had some slight issues, but have been resolved with a restart.

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2 stars

"Licensing is terrible now"

November 11, 2014  |  By johnstalvern

2014-11-11 09:03:46  |  By johnstalvern

 |  Version: Sandboxie 4.12

Pros

The program works really nicely from what I can tell - it can run programs isolated from your OS. It's pretty easy to use and has years of development behind it.

Cons

TERRIBLE LICENSING TERMS

Summary

After their recent acquisition, Sandboxie's licensing terms are abhorrent. Whereas $40 got you a lifetime license that could be used on any number of computers, now they one $20 to run the program on one computer for one year.

Get a new computer? Buy a new license.

Want to run sandboxie on virtual machine? Buy a license every time you start the instance.

Want to run sandboxie on you laptop while you're at work? Buy another license.

On top of that, you have to repeat this process every year. As a person who tinkers with my hardware a lot and experiments with virtualization and cloud computing, I can't possibly agree to the licensing terms. I have no way of knowing how much it will cost me because "1 computer" is increasingly becoming a nebulous concept.

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3 stars

"Good Sandbox"

September 22, 2012  |  By JB_Lapree

2012-09-22 10:06:03  |  By JB_Lapree

 |  Version: Sandboxie 3.74

Pros

extra protection to prevent unwanted changes

Cons

The deletion process.
I did a recovery scan of my drive after clearing the sandbox and found many of the files recoverable. Not a flaw, but a little bit concerning.

Summary

I would like to have a more secure deletion of my Sandbox. I run my CCleaner (Wipe Free Space) to clear up any garbage left behind. Takes about an hour to clean my PC this way.

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5 stars

"Simply amazing -- But not for the simple-minded"

August 10, 2012  |  By Manolodelbombo

2012-08-10 11:07:10  |  By Manolodelbombo

 |  Version: Sandboxie 3.72

Pros

Tiny footprint and total protection, that's how I see Sandboxie. While antivirus software keeps your computer busy and needs to scan your entire hard drive, Sandboxie solves the problem of malicious software at root. Think of it as a condom for your computer. Not only that, it's great for testing software that you may not want to keep. Once you purchase a license you get access to forced programs/folders and multiple sandboxes for absolute control. I still use antivirus on my "Internet *****" to test downloaded software.

Cons

I've recommended Sandboxie to several people. Many of them give up quickly as they consider it difficult to use. Some of them installed it and didn't quite understand what it was for. It takes time and experimentation before using Sandboxie becomes second nature, but it's worth it.

Summary

Do yourself a favour and get this software, it's totally brilliant!

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5 stars

"Your shield against malware!"

March 21, 2012  |  By uper1

2012-03-21 12:28:18  |  By uper1

 |  Version: Sandboxie 3.64

Pros

Browse the internet and run every untrusted program safely without worry of infection!
A must have program.

For those who say it's overpriced? -> You can use Sandboxie on any number of computers that you personally own. It's an awesome one of a time investment.

Cons

Been using Sandboxie for 2 years. none so far...

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3 stars

""Complicated""

November 30, 2011  |  By tomthabom24

2011-11-30 06:33:59  |  By tomthabom24

 |  Version: Sandboxie 3.62

Pros

If you are the type of person who clicks on anything, when you surf the Web, I think Sandboxie does what it claims.

Cons

I found it more of a problem to work with then if you just put a good antivirus program on your PC. It's not so easy to get things out of the sandbox, that you have downloaded, that you want to save to your HD. If you have anything in the sandbox that you want to save, and forget to take it out, it will delete eveything in the sandbox when you close it. Whatever changes you make, when your in the sandbox will be gone and you will have to make the changes again each time you run programs in the sandbox. If you get updates for programs, that's on your HD while in the sandbox, they will not take affect because the updates were done in the sandbox. The bottom line for me, it's more trouble then the 40dollars they want, then it's worth. Just get a good free antivirus program, and save 40bucks.

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3 stars

"please simplify- not for the average user"

October 18, 2011  |  By jeterio

2011-10-18 00:43:30  |  By jeterio

 |  Version: Sandboxie 3.60

Pros

the premise is good- not the simplicity of use

Cons

too complex
could not get it to sandbox Firefox, Chrome, -- only IE8 which I don't usually use

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5 stars

"PROTECTION? sandboxie is the right answeer"

October 17, 2011  |  By visualbuffs

2011-10-17 19:00:11  |  By visualbuffs

 |  Version: Sandboxie 3.60

Pros

can't live without
when testing a new software this one help me trace all done by the untrusted application
most of all the web browsing

Cons

the unregistered version will get an annoying "please regiter"
if u already use the sandboxie for more than 30 days
other people can't afford it and don't pay for security

Summary

I can remove my AV. but sandboxie i can't
cos sandboxie makes my pc clean and safe
but now i used AV plus sandboxie
cos when sometimes AV can't detect and block the virus downloaded while you browse
sandboxie always and forever can delete this undetected threats
no virus definition required
it looks like receive and discard
although kaspersky had sandboxing technology to their product still sandboxie is my choice

Updated on Oct 17, 2011

so the summary is
web browsing = sandboxie
installation = sandboxie
system protection = sandboxie
USB protection = AV (like ESET)

thats my protection right now
look likes eset is protection for USB Only

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2 stars

"No go with 64 bit"

July 20, 2011  |  By wight1337

2011-07-20 04:18:10  |  By wight1337

 |  Version: Sandboxie 3.56

Pros

Used it all the time 32 bit no problems

Cons

Installed on new build 64 bit and all sorts of problems I had to restore with acronis in the end to make my brand new ultra fast computer work faster than a snail pace.

Summary

Cant use it on 64 bit great shame as I will miss sandboxie, I came to rely on it :(

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5 stars

"A MUST have!!!"

July 16, 2011  |  By DaBlkSexy

2011-07-16 23:26:20  |  By DaBlkSexy

 |  Version: Sandboxie 3.56

Pros

I love the ability to actively use & run multiple client applications using sandboxie, it's making my work that much easier

Cons

Remembering to not click certain links when in my web browser but rather to right click, but it will be ok

Summary

I recommend sandboxie to EVERYONE it is a MUST have!!!

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Full Specifications

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What's new in version 5.10
  • Sandboxie binaries are now dual-signed (SHA1 & SHA256) to eliminate IE 11 and Windows 10 certificate warnings.
  • Fixed Win 10 FR Build 14267
  • Fixed Win 10 FR Build 14271
General
Publisher Tzuk
Publisher web site http://www.sandboxie.com
Release Date March 01, 2016
Date Added April 04, 2016
Version 5.10
Category
Category Security Software
Subcategory Privacy Software
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows XP/2003/Vista/7/8
Additional Requirements None
Download Information
File Size 8.19MB
File Name SandboxieInstall.exe
Popularity
Total Downloads 225,957
Downloads Last Week 191
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License Model Free to try
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Price $15

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