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  • 5.0 stars

    "Excellent Product _ Have used for over 2 years."

    June 15, 2011  |   By Sbvmax

    Version: Sandboxie 3.54

    Pros

    Free version also available.
    Very, very good for testing programs.

    Great way to have 2 instances of Firefox running at the same time with different settings, absolutely love this feature.

    Cons

    US Dollar exchange rate sucks. Therefore to expensive for the paid version right now.
    Might take a little bit to figure out, but when you do you will really like it. I'm still learning some of the more advanced stuff.

    Summary

    I've been using it for many years. The more I started using it and reading up on how to use it and with some trial and error, the more I used it.

    It's a great way to test out Addons on Firefox. A lot of times I run my regular Firefox along with the Sandboxie installed Firefox one. Highly recommend you actually install Firefox or Opera... and __not just piggyback__ on your regular Firefox install. I create a separate folder on C: called SandBoxed_Program Files and install them in there.
    With the Sandboxie Firefox you can turn off your NoScript and some other privacy ones if you want. Sometimes I leave them off and other times turn them back on depending on what I'm doing.

    You can: Run multiple sandboxed programs simultaneously, each in it's own sandbox, BUT it does require a registered version of Sandboxie. Example I assume (don't own paid) is to have regular Firefox going and another Firefox Sandboxie install one and then with the paid also have another. All separate from each other. If use Tab Mix Plus's session manager can use all 3 for very different search sessions. ie.. PC research, 2nd one for the news and gossip and the 3rd could be for just business.
    You can copy and paste the Profiles of each and move around accordingly if you wish. Or you can set the sandboxed Firefox one to use and update your profile, bookmarks... on the fly. I haven't used it this way yet, as I assume it would be a little less secure. But it's nice they offer it though.

    I'd give it 4.8 stars total. I mean nothing should really have 5.0 because you can always improve.

    Sandboxie Forum post I did, shows some of my notes using Sandboxie.
    http://www.sandboxie.com/phpbb/viewtopic.php?t=10707

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  • 4.0 stars

    "So far so good"

    May 28, 2011  |   By redwillie97

    Version: Sandboxie 3.54

    Pros

    Seems a lot lighter on resources than I thought possible. Seems to work pretty seamlessly.

    Cons

    Takes a while to get a handle on everything..

    Summary

    My biggest reservation, despite hearing only good things about this program, was the fear of conflicts, crashing and heavy resources. So far so good on all of these issues.
    I have pretty good protection already..but wanted to try this out when simple surfing for clip art almost hooked me with that crazy security 2011 virus more than a few times. My malware/virus protection did work but it felt a little too close for comfort. What's crazy these days is that you can get infected doing the most common tasks of just surfing around...and if your other protection has a bad day..you can have this to feel a little safer. . I'll update after a month. But those short on resources ..don't worry about this program hogging them.

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  • 4.0 stars

    "More effective than any anti-virus"

    April 15, 2011  |   By Syncytium

    Version: Sandboxie 3.54

    Pros

    Sandbox environment is convenient, documentation makes for easy learning curve, I have never seen or heard of any type of malware getting by it.

    Cons

    Icon and UI could be prettier, nag screen to upgrade (just reinstall to fix), there are some notable program incompatibilities listed on their site.

    Summary

    I still use an AV but it feels kind of pointless with this program running. I suppose you could acquire a keylogger and then compromise some logins before dumping the sandbox but that's really the only loophole I see. The paid version looks even better but its a bit on the expensive side for me (although far cheaper than paid AV suites).

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  • 5.0 stars

    "highly recommended"

    March 12, 2011  |   By manmur

    Version: Sandboxie 3.52

    Pros

    * Run almost any program
    * If malware gets in the sandbox it will not damage the PC
    * Free
    * Small footprint
    * Very little (If any) performance loss to the sandboxed program.

    Cons

    *After 30 days you will start to get a 10 second delay.
    * If you made any changes to a program while it is in the sandbox (Like new add-on for Firefox) you will have to do them outside of the sandbox to keep them

    Summary

    I have been using this for over 2 years now. I can say that I am very happy with it. After I have started to use it I have been getting no malware on my PC due to going to a wrong web page or a poisoned site.

    The removal of any malware that does manage to get in the sandbox is easy to remove by deleting the sandbox. As the malware cannot move outside of the sandbox the rest of the computer is safe.

    Any new download can be "recovered" or taken out of the sandbox.

    As a Firefox user there are many add-ons to chose from. If I find one that looks useful to me. I will try it with Firefox within sandboxie first so see if there are any problems with it. If I wanted to keep the new add-on I will have to open Firefox normally to install the add-on. Bookmarks are the same way.

    Even if you do use this I still recommend that you also have a firewall, anti-virus, and malware protection on your PC. It is recommended that you delete the sandbox at lest once a week.

    The only down side to this is the delay that you get after 30 days of use for the program to start. You will have to buy it to get it to start without the delay.

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  • 5.0 stars

    "Don't surf the web without it."

    February 21, 2011  |   By D-A-N-N-Y

    Version: Sandboxie 3.52

    Pros

    Small download, very small memory usage, powerful software, program is NOT crippled after trial period is over, secure deletion method offered, very stable, can sandbox several programs in one sandbox, 64-bit and 34-bit support.

    Cons

    None that I can think of.

    Summary

    I don't open my browser without first sandboxing it with sandboxie, not only does it provide protection to your computer, you can also save your privacy at the end of your web surfing by terminating and deleting the sandbox. It provides support for 34-bit and 64-bit windows, though the 64-bit version differs slightly due to PatchGuard - I'm a 64-bit user, so if you are as well, check out their website for further information. Not only is it for browsers, but you can use it for pretty much any other software. You can try out new software in Sandboxie without being in fear of catching a virus or it being rogueware.

    For first time users, I suggest you spend 10 minutes learning on how to use it properly. It's not very hard to use at all for those who are computer illiterate. I usually don't write reviews on software, but this has to be one of the most useful programs I've used.

    It's a small download, but it provides excellent protection for your computer by creating a sandboxed environment and isolates anything inside of it and stops it from doing ANYTHING outside of the sandbox (your computer). If you do happen to catch a virus from a website and you're lucky enough to be a sandboxie user, don't fear, you can easily destroy the threat to your computer by terminating the sandbox and then deleting it via the menu and continue on web browsing. Not only is this software protection for your computer, but your privacy as well. You can use a secure deletion method (not able to retrieve after it's been deleted). This is a must have for those who want to be protected by all sorts of viruses out on the internet.

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  • 4.0 stars

    "You should use this."

    February 2, 2011  |  

    Version: Sandboxie 3.52

    Pros

    It's stable, i see no performance hits, and it does what it says it will do.

    Cons

    Paypal appears to be the only payment option for registration.

    Summary

    Unregistered use is going to be annoying as you cannot set programs to automatically sandbox. I have doubts that I will register due to the paypal only issue.

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  • 5.0 stars

    "Sandbox = SAFE"

    February 1, 2011  |   By rosshiuk

    Version: Sandboxie 3.52

    Pros

    Sandbox and be safe, you can go wrong, just learn its basic operation 1st, its fairly straight forward. Go to their main page if you get stuck

    Cons

    I haven't come across any issues yet

    Summary

    Sandboxie is the program to use if you want to run almost anything in a safe environment, Internet explorer for example, sandbox it 1st and whatever you do and wherever you go on line, you can feel assured that your machine is safe and clean, everything that came from the net will be gone as soon as you close IE...

    But sandboxie can do even more than that, you can sandbox virtually anything and know that it can't do any harm to your system...

    oh and with IE, if you have downloaded anything, sandboxie will ask you if you want to keep your download and gives you the option to save it, or them...

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  • 4.0 stars

    "Contains software very effectively"

    January 23, 2011  |   By blee880

    Version: Sandboxie 3.52

    Pros

    Any Adware/Malware seems to be contained.

    Cons

    Any browser settings or new bookmarks are not saved. To have add new bookmarks or favorites you have to operate outside of the sandbox. Once you are beyond 30 days of use, you have their flash-screen every time you start Sandboxie.

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  • 5.0 stars

    "Great!!!!!!!"

    October 25, 2010  |   By G-Systems

    Version: Sandboxie 3.50

    Pros

    -Works as stated
    -Protects your computer from...well...you
    -Small and efficient

    Cons

    -Has a learning curve (what doesn't?)
    -May affect system performance over time (I'll explain)

    Summary

    Although I don't use Sandboxie at this point, when I did use it, it worked great. Think of it like a system restore that always works. I've actually contemplated getting Sandboxie again, only for the practically guaranteed protection that simply can't be provided by ANY anti-virus software.

    If you interpret my "protection" as meaning "protection against viruses"...no. That is not the context. A firewall, anti-malware software, and anti-virus is meant for that. If you interpret my "protection" as meaning "protection against the effects of viruses, etc."...now you're cooking with gas.

    Although I would never recommend treading the internet without a firewall and anti-virus software (I recomment Microsoft Security Essentials for the genuine Microsoft Product holders out there), in reality, if you know what you're doing on the internet, you could very well go without it and not suffer and long lasting effects.

    if you're like me, you re-install your Operating System several times per year. For the most part, Windows has a reputation of simply breaking down over time because of the additions and deletions from the Registry. Registry cleaners work (to some extent, I guess--I don't use those) but they aren't full-proof (nor fool-proof). The best way to combat this, in my opinion, is installing a sandbox to play in and delete whatever has happened during your session once you're done. For things that are essential (like Windows Updates, or known, trusted software), install them outside of the sandbox... I think this is an essential layer of protection for any PC.

    To be clear:

    Install Windows (XP/Vista/7)
    Install all device drivers
    Install all essential software (AV/FW/MS Office/Daemon Tools/Google Chrome/IE9-B)
    Install Sandboxie

    Adjust your settings so that, say, Windows Updates updates outside of the sandbox. If you find yourself opening a document (inside the sandbox, I hope), and you are 100% sure that it is trustworthy, then before cleaning the sandbox, save it in one of your real directories. You can preset folders (virtual or not) that are recovered automatically and that have to be destroyed manually...

    You know, all of this talk about Sandboxie...I think I might install it again. To a certain extent, it makes you feel invincible... :-)

    Give it a go...try it out. What could it hurt?

    If I could give it six stars, I would...

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  • 1.0 stars

    "Dangerous program"

    September 14, 2010  |   By akuigla

    Version: Sandboxie 3.48

    Pros

    No good sides at all.

    Cons

    For the second time , Ive seen a BSOD when I tried to uninstall sh..tboxie.(firs time was when I let guy from bleepingcomputer to repair my pc.Luckily for me I know something and I was able to recover using safe mode and jv16 powertools.

    Summary

    There are outthere proven security programs.Why change something that was around forewer?********* sucks,one star is too much,I had to give it because there is no option for minus score!

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