Sandboxie runs your programs in an isolated space which prevents them from making permanent changes to other programs and data in your computer.

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The red arrows indicate changes flowing from a running program into your computer. The box labeled Hard disk (no sandbox) shows changes by a program running normally. The box labeled Hard disk (with sandbox) shows changes by a program running under Sandboxie. The animation illustrates that Sandboxie is able to intercept the changes and isolate them within a sandbox, depicted as a yellow rectangle. It also illustrates that grouping the changes together makes it easy to delete all of them at once.

Benefits of the Isolated Sandbox

  • Secure Web Browsing: Running your Web browser under the protection of Sandboxie means that all malicious software downloaded by the browser is trapped in the sandbox and can be discarded trivially.
  • Enhanced Privacy: Browsing history, cookies, and cached temporary files collected while Web browsing stay in the sandbox and don’t leak into Windows.
  • Secure E-mail: Viruses and other malicious software that might be hiding in your email can’t break out of the sandbox and can’t infect your real system.
  • Windows Stays Lean: Prevent wear-and-tear in Windows by installing software into an isolatedsandbox.

Bug Fixes

  • Sandboxie Control would crash if one of the Quick Recovery folders is a reparse point
  • Sandboxie Control would not forget its window size and position in a multiple monitor setup.
  • A file that matches a direct access setting could be handled incorrectly (1) if renamed to a name which no longer matches any direct access settings; or (2) if its parent folder did not exist outside the sandbox.
  • Direct access exclusions to window class names would not always apply under 64-bit Windows.
  • Incorrect handling of access to files in the sandbox using a file ID rather than a file name.
  • Improved dropping of files into the Firefox and Google Chrome web browsers in a drag-and-drop scenario.
  • On Windows Vista and Windows 7, installation of ActiveX components that involve running an EXE file were not elevated correctly.
  • Programs running in the sandbox were not able to manage taskbar thumbnail buttons on Windows 7.
  • Fixed an incompatibility with the Fault Tolerant Heap on Windows 7.

Improved compatibility with other software

  • Sandboxie will automatically run the Software Compatibility when new software is installed.
  • Security software: Home-Guard Activity Monitor, FortKnox Firewall, F-Secure 2012
  • Browsers: Scrapbook add-on, FoxNotes add-on, Windows Search for IE 8, Chrome Sync Data feature.
  • Utilities: Typing Assistant, FeedDemon
  • Hardware: N-Trig DuoSense tablet software, nVidia Stereoscopic 3D Driver

DownloadSandboxie 3.62 | 2 MB (Shareware)
View: Sandboxie Website

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