Sandboxie 4.16


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.

When you browse the Web, changes occur to your computer system. Some harmless, like recording the addresses of Web sites you have visited, so the browser can help you complete a Web address that you type in. Some more harmful, like the unsolicited installation of malware. When you use Sandboxie to protect your browsing session, it catches all these changes just as the browser is about to apply them into your computer system. Sandboxie does record these changes on behalf of the browser, but it records them in a special isolated folder, called the sandbox. Thus, with Sandboxie, you can browse the Web securely while still keeping all your browser's functionality for active and dynamic content, such as Javascript and ActiveX. All undesired side effects, including the removal of malware, can be easily undone.

Sandboxie 4.16 changelog:

  • Major redesign of hooking/injection code. ASLR is now enabled for 64 bit (it was already enabled for 32 bit).
  • VC Redistributables are no longer downloaded by the combined 32/64 installer. The required VC DLLs are now included in the installer binary (which is why it is much larger now).
  • KB3031432 in Win 8-64 causes 64 bit applications to crash.
  • Sbie now detects when a sandboxed application starts WerFault.exe because it has crashed, and gives WerFault plenty of time to create a crash DMP file.

WerFault has a couple of flaws. It doesn't create the crash DMP until the user presses OK on the crash popup dialog box. If the user does not respond quickly, the crashed application will exit memory and the DMP cannot be created. So now Sbie disables the WerFault dialog box and issues its own SBIE2224 "Sandboxed program has crashed". WerFault also must be given enough time to do various Internet activities before the application exits.

  • Fixed Outlook 2013 crash at start.
  • Excel 2013 would remain in memory after program exit.
  • Fixed several SBIE2318 Dll Initialization Failed issues.
  • Error SBIE2101 now gives more information.
  • Increased named pipe timeout from 3 seconds to 10 seconds to eliminate SBIE2101 error.
  • A security problem reported by a user has been fixed: hard links could be created outside the sandbox. CreateHardLink API is now blocked.
  • Removed Avast from the list of known conflicts in templates.ini. This means Sandboxie will no longer popup the dialog box telling you to "review the Known Conflicts page..." when Avast is detected.
  • Fixed: certificate revocation information is sometimes unavailable. IE occasionally popped up dialog "Revocation information for the security certificate for this site is not available. Do you want to proceed?"
  • Sandboxie would issue error SBIE2205 Service not Implemented: LoadedModules.
  • Fixed drag/drop crash in Chrome.
  • Added OpenIpcPath=*\BaseNamedObjects*\FntCache to templates.ini to eliminate font cache problems.
  • Added ClosedFilePath=%SystemRoot%\System32\IDStore.dll & ClosedFilePath=%SystemRoot%\System32\wlidprov.dll to templates.ini to eliminate Windows Live problems.

Download: Sandboxie 4.16 | 6.7 MB (Shareware)
View: Sandboxie Website

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