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by DanM
Tue Jun 13, 2017 8:25 pm
Forum: Feature Requests
Topic: File Access Exceptions
Replies: 9
Views: 10659

Re: File Access Exceptions

Adding this here per Barb. Would make Sandboxie the best virus program there is. My thread https://forums.sandboxie.com/phpBB3/viewtopic.php?f=17&t=24529 By default, Sandboxie does not block Read access to files and folders. But, the restriction options (like Write-Only Access) should allow you to b...
by DanM
Mon Jun 12, 2017 7:06 pm
Forum: Quick Questions
Topic: Sandboxie and Malware
Replies: 26
Views: 14661

Re: Sandboxie and Malware

Barb, By default, Sandboxie does not block Read access to files and folders. But, the restriction options (like Write-Only Access) should allow you to block a lot of things. Here's an example of a user that blocked pretty much everything, except for Google Chrome: viewtopic.php?f=4&t=24012&p=126526&...
by DanM
Mon Jun 12, 2017 2:33 pm
Forum: Quick Questions
Topic: Sandboxie and Malware
Replies: 26
Views: 14661

Re: Sandboxie and Malware

I think you thought Sandboxie would be able to 100% prevent a sandboxed program from reading anything on the OS it is installed on. But in fact, Sandboxie has always been designed to 100% prevent a sandboxed program from writing code outside of the sandbox environment it creates for that program. Y...
by DanM
Sat Jun 10, 2017 12:16 am
Forum: Quick Questions
Topic: Sandboxie and Malware
Replies: 26
Views: 14661

Re: Sandboxie and Malware

To clarify, why can't it do exactly what? Prevent sandboxed programs from reading anything outside of the sandbox? Don't think that's possible, as Sandboxie is actually installed on the OS and is a program itself. So some read rights are going to be necessary for it to function. As I said, if it cr...
by DanM
Fri Jun 09, 2017 10:49 pm
Forum: Quick Questions
Topic: Sandboxie and Malware
Replies: 26
Views: 14661

Re: Sandboxie and Malware

It sounds like you would be more comfortable running those programs in a full blown Virtual Machine (I use VirtualBox myself, and it's great). I think you might be right. I was hoping a Sandbox would be a compromise. I feel like a VM for the few questionable program is not worth the setup. I though...
by DanM
Fri Jun 09, 2017 8:00 pm
Forum: Quick Questions
Topic: Sandboxie and Malware
Replies: 26
Views: 14661

Re: Sandboxie and Malware

No worries thanks. I already have internet blocked on all sandboxes to all programs. I was looking at "Block sandboxed programs from reading sensitive files" but Is there a way to block every program on my PC besides whatever that program needs to run? You never really know what is sensitive until i...
by DanM
Fri Jun 09, 2017 7:44 pm
Forum: Quick Questions
Topic: Sandboxie and Malware
Replies: 26
Views: 14661

Re: Sandboxie and Malware

Perhaps you are getting confused because you are trying to understand too much new stuff at the same time. Take it easy, you dont have to understand everything in 2 days or one week. When I started with Sandboxie all I "had" to know the first day was how to delete the sandbox, how to recover files,...
by DanM
Fri Jun 09, 2017 7:22 pm
Forum: Quick Questions
Topic: Sandboxie and Malware
Replies: 26
Views: 14661

Re: Sandboxie and Malware

Bo, You responded real quick when I was typing again By default settings, programs in the sandbox can read files outside the sandbox, and make changes (captured by Sandboxie) afterward inside the sandbox.That particular window you looking at now (sandbox settings>Resource access>File access>Read onl...
by DanM
Fri Jun 09, 2017 7:08 pm
Forum: Quick Questions
Topic: Sandboxie and Malware
Replies: 26
Views: 14661

Re: Sandboxie and Malware

Bo, Hi DanM . You should read this link (also posted by Barb). It should be your first reading. And dont worry if you dont understand most of it :). https://www.sandboxie.com/index.php?GettingStarted I read so much including that but it is all about browsing. I actually browse outside the sandbox. N...
by DanM
Fri Jun 09, 2017 6:41 pm
Forum: Quick Questions
Topic: Sandboxie and Malware
Replies: 26
Views: 14661

Re: Sandboxie and Malware

Sandboxie does not disable read access by default. It isolates programs so that they cannot modify (write) your machine, unless explicitly told to do so. If Sandboxed programs were not able to read some of the things on the computer, they would not work at all . However, you can restrict their acce...
by DanM
Thu Jun 08, 2017 10:27 pm
Forum: Quick Questions
Topic: Sandboxie and Malware
Replies: 26
Views: 14661

Re: Sandboxie and Malware

Bo.eleam Sandboxies role is to capture this changes so they dont affect the system outside the sandbox. Sandboxie captures/isolate all changes, good or bad. So, if you get hit by malware, if it runs and infects, the damage stays in the sandbox. This is what I want but I keep seeing mixed answers on ...
by DanM
Thu Jun 08, 2017 9:54 pm
Forum: Quick Questions
Topic: Sandboxie and Malware
Replies: 26
Views: 14661

Re: Sandboxie and Malware

The most important tool Sandboxie offers you for protection against key-loggers, is to delete the sandbox. Sandboxie may be your first line of defense, but it should certainly be complemented by the more traditional anti-virus and anti-malware solutions. My main reason for my interest in a sandbox ...
by DanM
Wed Jun 07, 2017 11:01 pm
Forum: Quick Questions
Topic: Sandboxie and Malware
Replies: 26
Views: 14661

Re: Sandboxie and Malware

Barb, It was very hard to follow as your links lead to threads with more links etc. Some users then were very advanced which got me lost. So to clarify. I am assuming the answer to question 1 is yes. Did I assume right? Sandbox is self-contained and does not allow access to outside files. The malwar...
by DanM
Tue Jun 06, 2017 6:35 pm
Forum: Quick Questions
Topic: Sandboxie and Malware
Replies: 26
Views: 14661

Sandboxie and Malware

I had Sandboxie on my Windows 10 computer for quite some time but it never worked. I finally reinstalled and it works great. So now I have a few questions. They might have been asked before but things change and questions vary. For now, I am using the free version and everything is default settings ...