Sandboxie

Sandboxie

Download Editors' Rating:
4
Excellent
Average User Rating:
4.1
out of 76 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    3.26
  • Total Downloads:
    173,725
  • Date Added:
    Apr. 28, 2008
  • Price:
    Free to try (30-day trial); $20.00 to buy
  • File Size:
    2.53MB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    856
  • Platform:
    Windows
  • Product ranking:

Editors' Review

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You can surf the Internet without leaving traces using this handy program, but it lacks a secured trace-cleaning feature.

Sandboxie places itself in the tray bar where you can easily access its functions. From its tray icon, you can easily launch your default browser or any number of user-added programs. Running Sandboxie doesn't change or affect the way you surf the Internet. However, you'll quickly notice that typed URLs from previous Web-surfing sessions aren't available. That's because the program creates an isolated sandbox folder where it stores all cookies, temporary files, and index.dat files. If you have the need, you can view the contents of the sandbox folder via its tray icon.

You can quickly erase the recorded Internet activity from Sandboxie, although it doesn't have a file-shredding utility to securely delete the information. Unlike many competing products, Sandboxie supports popular browsers like Internet Explorer, Firefox, and Opera. In all, Sandbox is a good tool for all users who do not want their Internet activity recorded.

 
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User Reviews
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5 stars

"Everyone should run sandboxed"

February 06, 2009  |  By rosshiuk

 |  Version: Sandboxie 3.26

Pros

Keep the crap on the net and not on your system

Cons

Only 1. Cnet seems out of date, the current version available on the sandboxie site; 5 January 2009
Version 3.34 of Sandboxie is now available for download

Summary

If you want the latest version go direct to sandboxie

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5 stars

"Very interesting software! Great first line of defense"

October 27, 2008  |  By leukoplast

 |  Version: Sandboxie 3.26

Pros

Completely separates whats inside the sandbox from the rest of your computer. Easy to run apps sandboxed, and this thing really works! Its also great for a easy 'erase all your tracks online' when you run a browser sandboxed.

Cons

None that I can tell so far.

Summary

Very neat application. This thing really works, and you can even install software inside the sandbox without it even effecting the rest of your system. For example, if I run Firefox sandboxed, and install a bunch of add-ons, well if I bring up Firefox not sandboxed, everything I installed will not be there. But when I bring up the sanboxed Firefox (if I didn't delete the sandbox) everything will be there. Its completely separated from the rest of the computer.

If you are concerned about your computer security, or are just extra paranoid about viruses, spyware, adware..or anything else. Try out Sandboxie. Because the sandbox method is totally unique, because it actually tricks whatever is in the sandbox that its interacting with the rest of the computer, when in reality it is not. And it provides a very good first line of defense for anything malicious trying to infest your computer. If you ever suspect you have a virus, and always ran your browser sandboxed...just delete the sandbox and bye bye virus.

Also on a side note, this also works great as a easy online tracks eraser. Because if you run a browser sandboxed...everything you do (and I mean everything) will remain in the sandbox. So just delete the sandbox, and it deletes all the cookies, internet traces, log files, downloads (if you opt to keep them in the sandbox)...literally everything. And it's as easily as that.

Give it a try, if anything, its fun to mess around with.

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5 stars

"Excellent Security Program!"

September 24, 2008  |  By Someones

 |  Version: Sandboxie 3.26

Pros

Very powerful protection

Cons

Nothing wrong with it

Summary

Offers phenomenal protection if used properly - I always use Sandboxie and I also scan with around a dozen different signature scanners. All they ever detect is false positives.

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5 stars

"Great !!"

July 30, 2008  |  By Snake-ee

 |  Version: Sandboxie 3.26

Pros

Forget about spyware, trojans, virus and all posible threats.

Whith Sandboxie you dont have to worry about anything, just surf the web, download all the files you want and enjoy!

Glad I found this wonderful software.

Cons

None

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5 stars

"Simple but brilliant"

June 25, 2008  |  By ct716

 |  Version: Sandboxie 3.26

Pros

Surf with absolute freedom knowing any rubbish is trapped in the sandbox. If you take some time to configure you can stop unwanted and potentially malicious programmes/files that come with browser/P2P activity you have trapped in the sandbox from executing or connecting to the internet and when you restart you application they are gone. You can save files etc you need to your 'real' folders.

Cons

The GUI is not brilliant. You need to pay if you want to 'force' applications to start sandboxed and the best way to configure is to edit the config file which might be difficult for some.

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5 stars

"Free but very powerful"

June 06, 2008  |  By emperordarius

 |  Version: Sandboxie 3.26

Pros

Very powerful sandboxing application, as good as or better than Norman ASA's sandbox (and Norman ASA is a leader in the sandboxing industry).

Cons

Extra features cost 30$.

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5 stars

"must have for any P2P down-loader!!! a+"

May 07, 2008  |  By megatechnotron

 |  Version: Sandboxie 3.26

Pros

ok.. this software will allow you to install your downloaded apps/ISO/ backup-movies..perhaphs..(many with Trojans and viruses in the keygens,(they are everywhere!) and they never get to the OS or registry. you see them and can delete them but still install and use the 'useful' part of your download. there are much better explanations on the web..

think about it.. some virus software out the is crap, and won't stopor even see trojans and Russian back-door server break-in code. and you'll never know till it's too late. and you just paid for a jet ski in Miami for a vacationing hacker, because they got into your Paypal account.(Don't laugh..it happened to me.)..

Cons

User interface is lame. It should have MORE info and stuff to click..but otherwise it is great!!

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5 stars

"Good software"

April 29, 2008  |  By Tony Dodd

 |  Version: Sandboxie 3.26

Pros

Able to keep all of your computer's info in 1 folder ready to delete if there is a problem. No registry entry s by using this software.

Cons

After 30 days software nags and delays startup by 5 seconds.

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Full Specifications

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What's new in version 3.26
Version 3.26 may include unspecified updates, enhancements, or bug fixes.
General
Publisher Tzuk
Publisher web site http://www.sandboxie.com
Release Date April 28, 2008
Date Added April 28, 2008
Version 3.26
Category
Category Security Software
Subcategory Privacy Software
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows, Windows XP, Windows 2000
Additional Requirements Windows 2000/XP
Download Information
File Size 2.53MB
File Name SandboxieInstall.exe
Popularity
Total Downloads 173,725
Downloads Last Week 856
Pricing
License Model Free to try
Limitations 30-day trial
Price $20

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