Allow Sandboxie to make changes to device?

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nooby1
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Allow Sandboxie to make changes to device?

Post by nooby1 » Thu Apr 06, 2017 6:11 pm

I"m trying to download programs while in a sandboxied browser. I right click on the .exe file and select run sandboxed. Then I get a notification on my computer that sandboxie wants permission to make changes to my device.

If I grant Sandboxie permission to make these changes will they be permanent or will they be gone when I delete the sandbox? And does this mean that the .exe file I'm running will make permanent changes to my computer even though I selected 'run sandboxed'?

Thank you.

Barb@Invincea
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Re: Allow Sandboxie to make changes to device?

Post by Barb@Invincea » Fri Apr 07, 2017 11:00 am

Hello nooby1 ,

The message that you are receiving is most likely the UAC prompt, which is normal and does not mean that Sandboxie is making changes to your host directly.
Here's a related thread:
http://forums.sandboxie.com/phpBB3/view ... ow#p116679

Sandboxed applications cannot make changes to your host machine (unless you specifically add it in the configuration).
Here's more information regarding Direct Access:
https://www.sandboxie.com/index.php?Res ... tings#file

Regards,
Barb.-

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