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    "Sandboxie contains a virus called Trj/CI.A"

    July 10, 2009  |   By ImYourBigDaddy


    Would be a good program if it didnt contain a virus. The idea behind the program is a good one. Testing software before you install it on your computer also going to what ever website and not worry about your computer getting infected.


    contains a virus called Trj/CI.A


    I have Panda Global Protection 2009 installed on my computer I right clicked and scanned the install exe of Sandboxie no virus then after I installed Sandboxie I did another Anti Virus scan. This time Panda Global Protection 2009 alerted me that the install exe contained a virus called Trj/CI.A So I did a online scan with Panda same results. I took it a step further and ran a Kaspersky on line scan sure enough Kaspersky found the same virus. I uninstalled Sandboxie but I also had to go to System Restore and turn off System Restore / Monitoring on all drives. By doing this it deletes all restore points on my computer. I have Windows XP Home Edition with two Hard Drives. After I restarted my computer I turned System Restore back on and did another virus scan that took care of the virus. Just to be on the safe side I also did the on line scans and no Trj/CI.A virus from Sandboxie. I sent a message to about the virus Sandboxie contains also one to the author of Sandboxie and I sent the Sandboxie install exe to Panda and Kaspersky waiting to see what they have to say. All I have to say is do not use Sandboxie until they get rid of the virus

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  • Reply by cbt9075 on August 15, 2009


  • Reply by eternalman on August 1, 2009

    do NOT listen to this is garbage.sandboxie is a fantastic contains no virus.yes you may have to configure it to certain situations but it is a fantastic program.i use it on a regular basis and has been part of a malware free pc for sometime.i dont know where this guy got his info but he dosent know what he is talking about.the only downside is that thanks to microsoft the author of this fine program has withdrawn support for 64 bit systems.if you have a 32 bit computer please download and learn how to configure sandboxie to your is a big part of my anti-malware defence.the so called trojan was later determined to be a false positive.

  • Reply by doodler2 on July 24, 2009

    Regarding the post titled "Sanboxie contains a virus called Trj/ci.A:, I suggest you read here:

  • Reply by themrnutz on July 24, 2009

    As a user and follower of Sandboxie for most of its existence, I can categorically state that it does NOT contain malware of ANY kind. The reviewer in question has basically presented panic and unsubstantiated talk, when in fact, the antivirus products used have obviously generated false positives. The reviewer has made NO effort to contact the author of Sandboxie, nor have they gone to any other reputable sources for more information (those of us keeping up with Sandboxie's development are fully aware of the false positive situation). Warning people off using Sandboxie is, in my view, an extremely premature, panicky and wrongful act. I encourage all prospective downloaders to visit the official site at and read the excellent support forum, and to google for 'sandboxie reviews' for confirmation as to the good reputation and value of this excellent proactive security product. Let's not fall to the attempted spread of Fear, Uncertainty and Doubt, please, people.

  • Reply by Software Tester on July 12, 2009

    I had a older version of sandboxie installed on my computer I updated to sandboxie 3.38 I have kaspersky Antivirus on my computer and it flaged sandboxie as having the virus you mentioned so I instulled the older version of sandboxie about a week later I scanned my computer with kaspersky and it alerted me the older version of sandboxie had the Trj/CI.A virus. I did what you said to get rid of the virus it worked great Thanks ImYourBigDaddy for the good advice. I will not use sandboxie either until they get rid of the virus sandboxie puts on your computer when you install sandboxie. If you have this crap installed on your computer and have a very good paid for antivirus do a total system scan you will have the Trj/CI.A virus. (YOU HAVE BEEN WARNED).

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