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 1.6.2 Plus / Classic 5.61.2 changelog:
This build introduces a couple of quality of life improvements,
- the ability to suppress notification when gaming
- a global setting to add run entries to all boxes
- an option to select a custom icon for the sandbox added to the color slider in the box options
- It fixes 12 issues and introduces a new update mechanism which allows to update individual files.
On the "Support Tab" in the "Global Options" the user can now choose from the following release channels: Stable - GitHub Releases / Preview - GitHub Pre-Releases
Furthermore installers have been updated with the ability to download the latest Templates.ini and translations when installing. [full release notes]
v[1.6.3 / 5.61.3] - 2022-12-21
- Improved Network Location Awareness template
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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