Sandboxie 4.16

3.5 out of 5 stars 3.5 (443 votes)


Windows 7/8/2000/Server 2003/Vista/XP / Shareware / 82,084 downloads

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. This allows you to remove traces of your Internet or PC activities, as well as reverse any changes to your Favorites, home page, registry and more. Even files that were downloaded during a sandbox session will be wiped after the sandbox is cleared. The program runs in the system tray and if you want to start a sandboxed session, simply launch your browser, or any other program via the tray icon, rather than the regular way.

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  • Latest Changes

    - 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

    - Fixed Outlook 2013 crash at start

    - Excel 2013 would remain in memory after program exit

  • Other Versions

    Sandboxie (32-bit Beta)

    Sandboxie (64-bit Beta)

Reviews of Sandboxie

  1. 3 out of 5 stars

    Reviewing 4.10 (May 23, 2014)

    the 4.04 version is better this new one is more for windows 8.1

  2. 4 out of 5 stars

    Reviewing 4.08 (Jan 29, 2014)

    great program. works well.

  3. 4 out of 5 stars

    Reviewing 3.74 (Oct 24, 2012)

    @Hall9000 My preferred program to avoid problems you described is Shadow Defender. Although not free it more than makes up for the cost by being low maintenance. Deep Freeze was my favorite but they have an annual fee now. The "free" programs will "eat up" your disk space and some change your MBR. Although Shadow Defender does take up a small amount they seem to have some algorithm that prevents disk usage from becoming excessive. Back to Sandboxie ... I'm glad I paid to have use of all its features and can't imagine being without it. One minor problem is it seems to cause my explorer to crash every now and then when I try to invoke a sandbox on my 64-bit system (Win 7). Perhaps a conflict with one of the other utilities/drivers/programs running in the background. I can have a few others running but when I get ready to run a new instance of Firefox in a sandbox I get a message that explorer has crashed and lose all my open explorer windows. Everything else stays open but the explorers that were open are all gone and 1 or 2 utility programs also are gone (one is to show current month calendar when I hover mouse cursor over clock). Not a major problem for me but a bit annoying.

  4. 5 out of 5 stars

    Reviewing 3.64 (Feb 6, 2012)

    Well maintained. My only complaint is the compatibility wizard, which apparently treats orphaned registry entries of uninstalled security software as legitimate. I suppose if I do some digging through the registry I can find those entries and delete them. Nonetheless....

  5. 4 out of 5 stars

    Reviewing 3.64 (Feb 6, 2012)

    @Hall9000 - if your friend isn't very tech savvy he might be better off with a prog like Deepfreeze from Faronics ... very low maintenance and quick learning curve or Returnil ... DF would be easier to setup.

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