Firefox default search engine changes when sandboxed

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henryg
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Firefox default search engine changes when sandboxed

Post by henryg » Mon May 07, 2018 5:05 am

I changed my Firefox default search engine to Startpage, and used the search add-in to save my preferences without cookies. Non-sandboxed it works as expected, but sandboxed the default search engine reverts to Google every time?

I have cleared all sandboxes and restarted my pc; tried a newly created default sandbox; and tried dropped and and non-dropped rights. Whenever Firefox is sandboxed the default search reverts to Google!

Sandboxie 5.25.2; Firefox x64 60.0; Windows 10 x64 1803 (17134.1) fully updated.
Henry

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Re: Firefox default search engine changes when sandboxed

Post by Barb@Invincea » Mon May 07, 2018 2:30 pm

Hello henryg ,

I found a Startpage HTTPS Privacy Search engine, add-on. Is that what you are using?
I am having no issues changing the search engine to that, I also added the search bar and it works fine inside and outside Sandboxie.

My steps: (I am using the stable version 59.03 - 64 bit)
Open Firefox outside Sbie
Go to Options --> Search --> Find more search engines
Added the StartPage HTTPS add-on
Went back to Search and set the Default Search Engine to Startpage HTTPS
On top of Default engine, under "Search bar", I clicked on the "Add search bar in toolbar;
Tested that both url and search bar redirected to startpage.
Close Firefox.
Launch FF sandboxed and confirm both url and search bar redirect to startpage.


Can I get a copy of your configuration file?
Configure--> Edit configuration
Copy paste the contents here.
Highlight the contents and hit the "</> button in the forums to format it.

I'll get FF 60 and post an update soon. ---> UPDATE--> No difference when using FF beta 60

Regards,
Barb.-

henryg
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Re: Firefox default search engine changes when sandboxed

Post by henryg » Tue May 08, 2018 1:11 pm

Hi Barb

I did the same as you, and it is still not working. Screenshots outside and inside Sandboxie below

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Sandboxie.ini as follows

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[GlobalSettings]

FileRootPath=R:\Sandbox\%SANDBOX%
Template=StickyPassword
Template=WindowsRasMan
Template=AVG_Anti_Virus
Template=MBAE
Template=Microsoft_MSMQ
Template=OfficeLicensing
Template=OfficeC2R
TemplateReject=OfficeClickToRun
TemplateReject=Evernote
TemplateReject=WindowsLive
KnownConflicts=Sticky Password_is1,AVG
ClosedFilePath=\Device\Mup\
ClosedFilePath=%Personal%\Scanned Documents\
ClosedFilePath=%Personal%\Own affairs\
ClosedFilePath=%Personal%\OutlookExpress\
ClosedFilePath=%Personal%\Outlook\
ClosedFilePath=%Personal%\Home\
ClosedFilePath=%Personal%\Favorites\
ClosedFilePath=%Personal%\TBird\Inbox.sbd\
ClosedFilePath=%Personal%\TBird\Inbox
ClosedFilePath=*avg*snxhk*.dll
;ClosedFilePath=%Personal%\TBird\Sent
;ClosedFilePath=%Personal%\OneDrive\
ForceDisableSeconds=45
ForceProcess=iexplore.exe
ForceProcess=firefox.exe
ForceProcess=chrome.exe
;ForceProcess=stpass.exe
;ForceProcess=spuiamanager.exe
RecoverFolder=%Desktop%
RecoverFolder=D:\Radio
RecoverFolder=E:\Downloads
RecoverFolder=E:\Masters
AutoRecover=y
CopyLimitKb=1136546
AutoRecoverIgnore=.ob!
ActivationPrompt=y

[Template_MBAE]

Tmpl.Title=Malwarebytes Anti-Exploit
Tmpl.Class=Security
Tmpl.Scan=s
Tmpl.ScanKey=\REGISTRY\MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Wow6432Node\Malwarebytes Anti-Exploit
Tmpl.ScanKey=\REGISTRY\MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Malwarebytes Anti-Exploit
OpenIpcPath=*\BaseNamedObjects*\NamedBuffer*Process*API*
OpenIpcPath=*\BaseNamedObjects*\MBAE_IPC_PROTECTION*
OpenIpcPath=*\BaseNamedObjects*\Mutex*Process*API*
OpenIpcPath=*\RPC Control*\*MBAE_IPC_PROTECTION*
OpenIpcPath=*\BaseNamedObjects*\AutoUnhookMap*
OpenIpcPath=*\BaseNamedObjects*\mchMixCache*
OpenIpcPath=*\BaseNamedObjects*\Ipc2Cnt*
OpenIpcPath=*\BaseNamedObjects*\mchLLEW*
;OpenIpcPath=$:mbae-svc.exe
;InjectDll=C:\Program Files\Malwarebytes Anti-Exploit\mbae.dll
InjectDll=C:\Program Files (x86)\utils\Malwarebytes Anti-Exploit\mbae.dll
InjectDll64=C:\Program Files (x86)\utils\Malwarebytes Anti-Exploit\mbae64.dll

[Template_OfficeC2R]

Tmpl.Title=Microsoft Office Click-to-Run (custom)
Tmpl.Class=Desktop
Tmpl.Url=http://office.microsoft.com
Tmpl.Scan=s
Tmpl.ScanService=ClickToRunSvc
HostInjectDll=C:\Program Files\UTILS\Sandboxie\SboxHostDll.dll
HostInjectDll64=C:\Program Files\UTILS\Sandboxie\SboxHostDll.dll
HostInjectProcess=OfficeClicktoRun.exe|ClickToRunSvc
OpenIpcPath=\RPC Control\C2RClientAPI_Server_System*
OpenIpcPath=\RPC Control\ClickToRun_Pipeline*
OpenIpcPath=\RPC Control\AppV-ISV-*

[UserSettings_11AC028E]

SbieCtrl_UserName=henryg
SbieCtrl_NextUpdateCheck=1526299944
SbieCtrl_UpdateCheckNotify=n
SbieCtrl_ShowWelcome=n
SbieCtrl_RecoverTarget=C:\Users\henryg\Desktop
SbieCtrl_RecoverTarget=E:\Downloads
SbieCtrl_RecoverTarget=D:\Documents\OneDrive\Sync
SbieCtrl_SaveRecoverTargets=y
SbieCtrl_ExplorerWarn=n
SbieCtrl_HideWindowNotify=n
SbieCtrl_WindowCoords=471,194,798,615
SbieCtrl_ActiveView=40021
SbieCtrl_ProcessViewColumnWidths=250,70,300
SbieCtrl_TerminateWarn=n
SbieCtrl_EnableLogonStart=y
SbieCtrl_EnableAutoStart=y
SbieCtrl_AddDesktopIcon=n
SbieCtrl_AddQuickLaunchIcon=n
SbieCtrl_AddContextMenu=y
SbieCtrl_AddSendToMenu=n
SbieCtrl_AutoApplySettings=n
SbieCtrl_EditConfNotify=n
SbieCtrl_BoxExpandedView=Internet_Drop,Internet_No_Drop,No_Internet_E

[Internet_Drop]

ConfigLevel=7
AutoRecover=y
Template=Thunderbird
Template=WindowsFontCache
Template=BlockPorts
Template=LingerPrograms
Template=Chrome_Phishing_DirectAccess
Template=Firefox_Phishing_DirectAccess
Template=AutoRecoverIgnore
BoxNameTitle=-
BorderColor=#C08080
Enabled=y
NeverDelete=n
DeleteCommand="C:\Windows\System32\Eraserl.exe" -folder "%SANDBOX%" -subfolders -method DoD_E -resultsonerror -queue
DropAdminRights=y
OpenFilePath=spNMHost.exe,D:\Documents\OneDrive\Sync\default.spdb
OpenFilePath=stpass.exe,D:\Documents\OneDrive\Sync\default.spdb

[Internet_No_Drop]

ConfigLevel=7
AutoRecover=y
Template=Office_Outlook
Template=Thunderbird
Template=AutoRecoverIgnore
Template=Firefox_Phishing_DirectAccess
Template=Chrome_Phishing_DirectAccess
Template=LingerPrograms
Template=BlockPorts
Template=WindowsFontCache
BoxNameTitle=y
BorderColor=#8080FF
Enabled=y
NeverDelete=n
DeleteCommand="C:\Windows\System32\Eraserl.exe" -folder "%SANDBOX%" -subfolders -method DoD_E -resultsonerror -queue
AutoDelete=y
OpenFilePath=spNMHost.exe,D:\Documents\OneDrive\Sync\default.spdb
OpenFilePath=stpass.exe,D:\Documents\OneDrive\Sync\default.spdb

[WMP_AcroReader]

Enabled=y
ConfigLevel=7
Template=BlockPorts
Template=LingerPrograms
Template=Firefox_Phishing_DirectAccess
Template=AutoRecoverIgnore
BorderColor=#00FFFF
NeverDelete=n
DeleteCommand="C:\Windows\System32\Eraserl.exe" -folder "%SANDBOX%" -subfolders -method DoD_E -resultsonerror -queue
ForceProcess=wmplayer.exe
ForceProcess=acrord32.exe
NotifyInternetAccessDenied=y
ProcessGroup=<StartRunAccess>,wmplayer.exe,dllhost.exe,wmpshare.exe,AcroRd32.exe
ProcessGroup=<InternetAccess>,wmplayer.exe,dllhost.exe
ClosedFilePath=!<InternetAccess>,InternetAccessDevices
ClosedFilePath=%Personal%\
NotifyStartRunAccessDenied=y
DropAdminRights=y
BoxNameTitle=n
ClosedIpcPath=!<StartRunAccess>,*
AutoDelete=y
ReadFilePath=%Personal%\Photos\
ReadFilePath=%My Music%\iTunes\

[Java]

Enabled=y
ConfigLevel=7
AutoRecover=y
Template=BlockPorts
Template=LingerPrograms
Template=Chrome_Phishing_DirectAccess
Template=Firefox_Phishing_DirectAccess
Template=AutoRecoverIgnore
BorderColor=#00FFFF,ttl
NeverDelete=n
DeleteCommand="C:\Windows\System32\Eraserl.exe" -folder "%SANDBOX%" -subfolders -method DoD_E -resultsonerror -queue
ForceProcess=java*.exe
DropAdminRights=y
OpenFilePath=%Personal%\Home\Cycling_Walking\*.gpx
;ReadFilePath=%Personal%\Home\
AutoDelete=y

[No_Internet_E]

FileRootPath=E:\Sandbox\%SANDBOX%
Enabled=y
ConfigLevel=7
AutoRecover=y
BlockNetworkFiles=y
Template=qWave
Template=WindowsFontCache
Template=BlockPorts
Template=LingerPrograms
Template=Chrome_Phishing_DirectAccess
Template=Firefox_Phishing_DirectAccess
Template=AutoRecoverIgnore
BorderColor=#00FF80,ttl
BoxNameTitle=y
DeleteCommand="C:\Windows\System32\Eraserl.exe" -folder "%SANDBOX%" -subfolders -method DoD_E -resultsonerror -queue
NotifyInternetAccessDenied=y
ClosedFilePath=InternetAccessDevices
I deleted the Default/Standard sandbox I set up as a test once it failed to resolve the situation.
Henry

henryg
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Re: Firefox default search engine changes when sandboxed

Post by henryg » Tue May 08, 2018 1:14 pm

Here's the Inside sandbox png

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Re: Firefox default search engine changes when sandboxed

Post by Barb@Invincea » Tue May 08, 2018 1:26 pm

Hello henryg ,

I am not sure where did you get the "Google past year" option, but that's the only difference I notice between your setup and mine when it comes to Firefox outside Sandboxie (I even used the same keywords you chose).

Please test using a new Firefox profile, let me know if that makes a difference. Make sure the changes are applied outside Sandboxie.

Regards,
Barb.-

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Re: Firefox default search engine changes when sandboxed

Post by henryg » Tue May 08, 2018 5:50 pm

Google Past Year is a search engine I created using an online utility. The problem does not arise on my laptop, which is surprising as the two systems share the same Firefox settings; in fact they share the same profile and settings files via OneDrive.
Henry

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