Sandboxie

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Sandboxie (software)
Sandboxie logo
Sandboxie screenshot.png
Sandboxie 3.76
Developer(s)Ronen Tzur[1]
Initial releaseJune 26, 2004; 9 years ago (2004-06-26)
Stable release4.04[2] / July 8, 2013; 46 days ago (2013-07-08)
Preview release4.05.06 / August 19, 2013; 4 days ago (2013-08-19)
Development statusActive
Written inC++
Operating systemWindows
PlatformWindows XP SP3 (32 bit only); Vista, 7, and 8 (32 bit and 64 bit)
Available inEnglish, Albanian, Arabic, Chinese (Simplified and Traditional), Czech, Danish, Estonian, Finnish, French, German, Greek, Hebrew, Indonesian, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Macedonian, Polish, Portuguese (Brasil and Portugal), Russian, Spanish, Swedish, and Turkish.
TypeSecurity
LicenseShareware,[3][4] Nagware
Websitewww.sandboxie.com
 
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Sandboxie (software)
Sandboxie logo
Sandboxie screenshot.png
Sandboxie 3.76
Developer(s)Ronen Tzur[1]
Initial releaseJune 26, 2004; 9 years ago (2004-06-26)
Stable release4.04[2] / July 8, 2013; 46 days ago (2013-07-08)
Preview release4.05.06 / August 19, 2013; 4 days ago (2013-08-19)
Development statusActive
Written inC++
Operating systemWindows
PlatformWindows XP SP3 (32 bit only); Vista, 7, and 8 (32 bit and 64 bit)
Available inEnglish, Albanian, Arabic, Chinese (Simplified and Traditional), Czech, Danish, Estonian, Finnish, French, German, Greek, Hebrew, Indonesian, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Macedonian, Polish, Portuguese (Brasil and Portugal), Russian, Spanish, Swedish, and Turkish.
TypeSecurity
LicenseShareware,[3][4] Nagware
Websitewww.sandboxie.com

Sandboxie is a sandbox-based isolation program developed by Ronen Tzur, for 32- and 64-bit Windows NT-based operating systems.[1][5][6] It creates a sandbox-like isolated operating environment in which applications can be run or installed without permanently modifying the local or mapped drive.[1][7] An isolated virtual environment allows controlled testing of untrusted programs and web surfing.[7][8][9]

History[edit source | edit]

64-bit Windows[edit source | edit]

As of version 4.02, Sandboxie has full support for 64-bit versions of Windows.

License[edit source | edit]

Sandboxie is released under a proprietary End-User License Agreement (EULA). Certain functions of the software such as parallel usage of multiple sandboxes are blocked in the free unregistered version of Sandboxie.[9] After a 30 day period, users of the unregistered free version will encounter popups advising the user to register (buy) the product when loading.[1]

Reception[edit source | edit]

Sandboxie was included in Brothersoft's 2010 Editors Pick list.[10]

Gizmo's Freeware gave Sandboxie a rating of 9 out of 10 stars[11] and included it in their Editors' Choice List as the "Best Free Browser Protection Utility".[12]

Softonic has given Sandboxie a rating of 8 out of 10 with Elena Santos stating in her review that "Sandboxie is a handy tool to test untrustworthy software without putting your system in danger."[13]

See also[edit source | edit]

References[edit source | edit]

  1. ^ a b c d Olzak, Tom (December 15, 2008). "Use free sandboxing software to isolate risky behavior". TechRepublic. Retrieved 2009-02-11. 
  2. ^ "Sandboxie - Download Sandboxie". Retrieved 2013-07-08. 
  3. ^ "Sandboxie 3.60". PCAuthority. Retrieved 2011-10-14. 
  4. ^ "Sandboxie 2.64". PCWorld. Retrieved 2009-02-11. 
  5. ^ Kassner, Michael (January 20, 2009). "Minimize risk when downloading from the Internet". TechRepublic. Retrieved 2009-02-11. 
  6. ^ Grimes, Roger A. (December 15, 2008). "Sandbox Security Versus the Evil Web". PCWorld. Retrieved 2009-02-11. 
  7. ^ a b Pash, Adams (May 7, 2007). "Featured Windows Download: Safely test new software with Sandboxie". lifehacker.com. Retrieved 2009-03-04. 
  8. ^ Martin. "Ghacks Christmas Giveaway: Sandboxie". www.ghacks.net. Retrieved 2009-03-04. 
  9. ^ a b Horowitz, Michael. "How to Defend Against Drive-By Downloads - Business Center - PC World". www.pcworld.com. Retrieved 2009-03-04. 
  10. ^ "Brothersoft Winners 2010: List of Editors Pick Windows Software - Brothersoft windows Topic". Retrieved 28 May 2012. 
  11. ^ "Best Free Browser Protection Utility". Retrieved 28 May 2012. 
  12. ^ "The Editors' Choice List: Our Selection of the Best PC Freeware". Retrieved 28 May 2012. 
  13. ^ "Sandboxie - Download". Retrieved 28 May 2012. 

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