Utilities designed for use with Sandboxie
Sanddiff works when Sandboxie is not active.Brummelchen wrote:And what is the relationship to the reghive and files in sandbox?
is sanddiff working when the box is active or not active?
its a bit like watching an electron (heisenberg): you cannot determine position and impulse same time
SandDiff compares 2 moments of a given sandbox. Let´s call them "before and "after".
In the "before" moment the sandbox folder can be empty or contain information.
In the "after" moment the sandbox folder must contain information if not it´s pointless.
Between the "before" and the "after" you must run sandboxed whatever you want.
When you are done you terminate all processes and you are ready for comparision.
Sanddiff compares the file, registry and port differences between the "before" and the "after" states of the sandbox.
Relationship to the reghive and files in sandbox? None. It´s just another source of information to compare.
I think it´s pretty simple to understand. Let me know if something is not clear.
The next version of SandDiff will contain a new feature. It will check for malware activity and present results to the user based in the differences.
Netstat is used to obtain the state of the ports.Brummelchen wrote:i understand your explanation - i can reproduce both ways.
what i NOT understand is the use of netstat in that combination.
if there is nothing active what to determine?
(except looking into registry i dont know a way to determine if
a sandbox is still active, never though about it till now)
Netstat automatically retrieves port information when you press "before".
Optionally you can press "Meanwhile" button and obtain port information before you press "after".
You decide when you press "Meanwhile" or even if you want to press it.
The user must press "after" when he has finished sandboxed processes. SandDiff doesn´t determine if a sandbox is still active.
Who did say SandDiff doesn´t care about port activity?Brummelchen wrote:and that is the point i dont understand.
if sanddiff does not care about activity what to determine at open ports and listening apps?
#hmm - just startet sanddif 1.04 - netstat is needed for the "meanwhile" option and open apps?
Yes, netstat is needed for the "meanwhile".
I have a computer with Windows XP and Windows 7 installed and when I´m running Windows XP I can see NETSTAT.EXE in \Windows\System32 and does not look like a hard link. The file is 32kb long.wraithdu wrote:I took a look through Everything's forums and found the reason NETSTAT.EXE is not found in system32. It is because netstat (and many other system32 files) are actually hardlinks. You can google the term. I don't know how this affects opening or running an app via ShellExecute().
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