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08 May 2007


I you are one of those who like to try new softwares, then you'd better have a look on Sandboxie application. When a software is added to Sandboxie, it will be able to read from you hard disk, but not writing to it. It will act as a virtual layer between the software you are running and your hard disk, it then can monitor the read operations and force the write operations to be made into a virtual location that can be erased easily.

This can be really useful in testing non-trusted softwares, especially that access to the following classes of system objects are supervised by it such as Files, Disk Devices, Registry Keys, Process and Thread objects, Driver objects, Named Pipes, Mailbox, etc. The point is that I am not sure how will such application protect you when installing a certain application that has a certain Adware/Spyware bundled with it. Shall you run the installer itself into Sandboxie or what!?

PS. I haven't used this application yet. So please try to send me your feedback when you try it.

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  1. publicity 4 software you didn't use
    "eh el tahreeg da"
    anyway nice review
    if i try it will send u my feed

  2. Virtualization is the future ... It's the best way to protect a system even from itself...
    But why would you want to run anything when you can get virtual PC for free?

  3. so we're your lab rats now?:P
    hi :)

  4. I am not really convinced with such software :)

  5. me too I don't know I don't think , it is a great idea

  6. The argument against using Virtual PC (or Xen or VMWare) is that they are large and intrusive and slow down the programs being run (although that is improving). I am just running it now for the first time so time will tell whether Sandboxie is faster.

  7. i am using sandboxie for the past 2 months and it's really good at its job. it saved my computer once with just a click (delete the sandbox the virus was written on and create another brand new). I am not sure what effect has on your installed programs when you delete a sandbox since the programs are installed through the sandbox. In my case, nothing really changed. Its an extra protection for your pc and you hardly realise its there. You should try it and try learn some information on how to use it. Google is your friend=p