Exclude programs from running in sandbox

Ideas for enhancements to the software
Post Reply
Temp

Exclude programs from running in sandbox

Post by Temp » Tue Dec 07, 2010 10:15 pm

When I attempt to open torrent files specifically, sandboxie opens a second instance of my torrent program. I would like to ability to tell sanboxie to exclude my torrent program, or others from opening sandboxed, so that I may open a file from a sandboxed window into a non-sandboxed program.

_m00nbl00d_01

Re: Exclude programs from running in sandbox

Post by _m00nbl00d_01 » Sat Dec 25, 2010 4:46 pm

Temp wrote:When I attempt to open torrent files specifically, sandboxie opens a second instance of my torrent program. I would like to ability to tell sanboxie to exclude my torrent program, or others from opening sandboxed, so that I may open a file from a sandboxed window into a non-sandboxed program.
I was actually just thinking of this, after a discussion with a relative. I have set Sandboxie to this relative, so that it opens the e-mail client program sandboxed, but would like, for example to open IE unsandboxed (other measures are in place to prevent infections), specially when entering a website that requires a login. Sandboxie does prevent keylogging inside (if only XYZ app is allowed to communicate with the Internet and run in the sandbox), but it won't stop whatever is outside, so my relative doesn't feel so comfortable with Sandboxie in such situations, and finds annoying having to copy the link, open IE and paste the link.

It could be even a good approach, as an option, to exclude IE (in my example) from opening sandboxed if XYZ website is to be entered; that is, to intercept a link (when the user clicks in it) and if, for example, the link matches, say -www.sandboxie.com/etc, run unsandboxed. Obviously, only the domain would be read (in this case, -www.sandboxie.com).

Someone may enhance this suggestion, as well.


Regards

tzuk
Sandboxie Founder
Sandboxie Founder
Posts: 16076
Joined: Tue Jun 22, 2004 12:57 pm

Post by tzuk » Sun Dec 26, 2010 6:32 am

Temp, your feature has been requested a few times before now, and I know people want to have this option.

_m00nbl00d_01, I'm afraid that what you suggest means I have to develop and maintain plugins/addons for all major browsers, and I'm afraid that is just too much work.
tzuk

Angelee
Posts: 15
Joined: Sun Sep 19, 2010 9:44 am

Post by Angelee » Mon Jan 17, 2011 8:29 am

As Tzuk said it has been requested before,does that mean it will be implemented in sandboxie in the
(near) future?

I would be very happy,because I have a same issue as the TS. :)

thank you for maintaining/updating 'my' sandboxie :wink: _O_

tzuk
Sandboxie Founder
Sandboxie Founder
Posts: 16076
Joined: Tue Jun 22, 2004 12:57 pm

Post by tzuk » Mon Jan 17, 2011 10:10 am

It's difficult to say when as I usually give priority to problems/issues over new features, and there is no shortage of problems and issues.
tzuk

Angelee
Posts: 15
Joined: Sun Sep 19, 2010 9:44 am

Post by Angelee » Mon Jan 17, 2011 12:01 pm

No need for rush,as stability and fixing bugs has priority. With my *near future* comment I didnt mean 'a few
weeks',sorry :wink: ... but it is on the feature-list as I understand it now. That's fine! :)

/cheers
Angelee

Mike
Posts: 592
Joined: Mon Nov 16, 2009 1:27 pm

Post by Mike » Mon Jan 17, 2011 12:11 pm

Temp wrote:When I attempt to open torrent files specifically, sandboxie opens a second instance of my torrent program. I would like to ability to tell sanboxie to exclude my torrent program, or others from opening sandboxed, so that I may open a file from a sandboxed window into a non-sandboxed program.
If anyone has this problem specifically with uTorrent, here's a workaround.

First, allow your sandboxed browser to save torrents directly to an unsandboxed location, for example your Downloads folder:

Code: Select all

OpenFilePath=firefox.exe,%UserProfile%\Downloads\*.torrent
Then, in your unsandboxed uTorrent, go to Options > Preferences > Directories and set the "Automatically load .torrents from" option. Now, any torrents saved to the Downloads folder will automatically be opened unsandboxed. You can optionally enable "Delete loaded .torrents" to keep your Downloads folder clean.

Temp

Post by Temp » Sun May 01, 2011 2:36 am

Thank you!! This was very helpful :)

mrsmithson

Post by mrsmithson » Sun Jun 19, 2011 9:55 am

I would also very much be interested in this feature if it is worth anything!

Post Reply

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 2 guests