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 Plus 1.1.3 / Classic 5.56.3 release notes:
This release changes how sandboxie marks deleted host files as deleted, instead of creating dummy entries it uses an internal data structure to keep the stat of changes to the host file system. With the new mechanics it is possible to rename folders and keys properly.
This new behavior needs to be enabled by specifying UseFileDeleteV2=y sand UseRegDeleteV2=y in later builds this will be enabled by default, hence please test this build and report back if there are any issues.
This build also adds a new UI functionality, sandman.exe now monitors the size of sandboxes and reports it in the info column, this functionality needs to be enabled in the global settings.
Last but not least this build reduces the cpu usage of sandman.exe a lot.
If you have issues with an update installation, just uninstall the previous version keeping the sandboxie.ini and reinstall the new build.
Sandboxie Plus 1.1.3 / Classic 5.56.3 changelog:
- added group first sorting #1922
- updated Classic UI Swedish translation (thanks pb1)
- restored Plus UI Turkish translation #1419 (thanks fmbxnary)
- fixed issue with recovery window on delete #1948
- fixed double-click issue on path column #1951
- "AllowBoxedJobs=n" is back to the default behaviour as issues were reported #1954
- fixed issue with internet block #1955
- fixed grouping issue in the Plus UI #1950
- fixed issue with CredentialUIBroker.exe on win 11 with win32k hooks #1839
- fixed issue with delete V2 #1939
Download: Sandboxie Plus 1.1.3 (64-bit) | Sandboxie Plus 1.1.3 (32-bit) ~16.0 MB (Open Source)
Download: Sandboxie 5.56.3 Classic (64-bit) | Sandboxie 5.56.3 Classic (32-bit) ~3.0 MB
View: Sandboxie Website | Sandboxie Plus Home Page | GitHub | Release Notes
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