Sandbox function

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yabbadoo
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Sandbox function

Post by yabbadoo » Sun Apr 02, 2017 6:10 am

Would somebody please explain the basic difference between Sandboxie and other programs with sandboxes like browsers and AV's.

I have looked on the web but became totally confused. I am sure that somebody here can explain it simply without going into complex technical details.
Thank you.
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Re: Sandbox function

Post by Barb@Invincea » Mon Apr 03, 2017 12:35 pm

Hello yabbadoo,

These entries should help:
https://www.sandboxie.com/index.php?Fre ... sSandboxie
https://www.sandboxie.com/index.php?HowItWorks
http://forums.sandboxie.com/phpBB3/view ... =11&t=6046

Let us know if you have specific questions after reading the information listed above.

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Re: Sandbox function

Post by Curt@invincea » Tue Apr 04, 2017 9:49 pm

Browser sandboxes, like Chrome and Firefox, can only sandbox what is running in the browser. If you download malware and run it, it is not sandboxed. Browser sandboxes also have no capability of hiding/blocking files on your computer from exfiltration. Browser sandboxes also rely on user-mode hooking. If a bad plugin slips through the Chrome/Firefox approval process, these hooks can easily be bypassed. Sandboxie has a kernel mode driver that enforces security.

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Re: Sandbox function

Post by bo.elam » Tue Apr 04, 2017 10:37 pm

yabbadoo, regarding AV sandboxes, the ones I know about are designed to sandbox automatically processes or programs that run in the computer that are unknown to the AV program. I think in some of this sandboxes you can choose to run a browser or another program in their sandbox manually but pretty much what they do is automatically sandbox unknown processes. The restrictions and Sandbox settings as you know them in Sandboxie are non existent in AV sandboxes.

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