Run programs in a sandbox to prevent malware from making permanent changes to your PC.
Sandboxie allows you to run your browser, or any other program, so that all changes that result from the usage are kept in a sandbox environment, which can then be deleted later.
Sandboxie is a sandbox-based isolation software for 32- and 64-bit Windows NT-based operating systems. It is being developed by David Xanatos since it became open source, before that it was developed by Sophos (which acquired it from Invincea, which acquired it earlier from the original author Ronen Tzur). It creates a sandbox-like isolated operating environment in which applications can be run or installed without permanently modifying the local or mapped drive. An isolated virtual environment allows controlled testing of untrusted programs and web surfing.
Sandboxie is available in two flavors Plus and Classic. Both have the same core components, this means they have the same level of security and compatibility. What's different is the user interface the Plus build has a modern Qt based UI which supports all new features that have been added since the project went open source. The Classic build has the old no longer developed MFC based UI, hence it lacks support for modern features, these features can however still be used when manually configured in the Sandboxie.ini.
Sandboxie 1.5.3 Plus / Classic 5.60.3 changelog:
- boxes set to auto-delete are now marked with a small red recycle symbol
- added Vietnamese language on Plus UI #2438
- fixed issue with box options #2400
- fixed issue with Smart App Control #2341
- fixed issue with snapshots when using privacy boxes #2427
- fixed issue with m_pColorslider change not applied #2433 (thanks okrc)
- fixed issue with switching snapshots when the file panel is open
- fixed issue with file panel when an empty box is selected #2419
- fixed issue with menu icon not being disabled #2406
- fixed compatibility issue with Microsoft Edge #2312
- fixed UsePrivacyMode=y compatibility with Windows 7 #2423
- fixed minor issue during Sandboxie Plus uninstall #2421
- fixed BSOD issue when driver initialization fails (introduced in 1.5.1) #2431
- fixed fake paths being listed even if true paths do not exist #2403
- fixed issue with Firefox 106.x requesting write access to plugin executables #2391 #2411
Note: if you encounter the new message SBIE2227, the right course of action is to enable 8.3 name support for all volume on your system. Use the following command in an elevated command prompt:
fsutil behavior set disable8dot3 0
This is not a new issue, but an old forgotten one.
The message has been added to bring attention to potential problems and offer instructions how to properly resolve the issue.
Download: Sandboxie Plus (64-bit) | Sandboxie Plus (32-bit) ~16.0 MB (Open Source)
Download: Sandboxie Classic (64-bit) | Sandboxie Classic (32-bit) ~3.0 MB
Links: Sandboxie Website | Sandboxie Plus Home Page | GitHub | ARM64
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