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    Sandboxie

    I recall "sandboxing" of new/ questionable software was all the rage a few years back... seems to have gone out of fashion now. I stumbled on Sandboxie, a <img src=/S/free.gif border=0 alt=free width=30 height=15> program with some good user reviews. Anybody here tried this?

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    Re: Sandboxie

    Edited by Bigaldoc to add URL code.[/i] See the Quick Guide, or the 1-Click TagPanel, or even <!post=this StarPost.,438749>this StarPost.<!/post> (This isn't the first request)

    See: 4 Best Free Browser Protection Utility
    http://www.techsupportalert.com/best...tilities.htm#4

    Find all references here:
    sandboxie site:www.techsupportalert.com/ - Google Search

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    Re: Sandboxie

    New issue 137 has a mention of 8 sandbox programs.
    http://www.techsupportalert.com/issues/al_...t.htm#Section_0

    Full report here:
    http://www.techsupportalert.com/secu...ualization.htm

    P.S. why can't this forum software automatically recognize URL's like most other forums do?????

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    Re: Sandboxie

    Thank you for fixing those links! We appreciate it. I wasn't around back when our Mum ( <!profile=Eileen>Eileen<!/profile> ) was customizing the software for The Lounge, so I can't answer the question of why she didn't make hyperlinks automatic. I see from your profile that you run Firefox, and that StarPost I mentioned has an excellent javascript method for making the posting of a URL here quite easy. I'll attach a text file with the javascript code for a Fx bookmark WITH site description and another WITHOUT the description. I have both on my Fx toolbar and usually use the one with description, for it makes the URL more readable. While you're at the site in question, just click the bookmark and then control-C and you're ready to paste it into your post.

    Again, thanks for your help - Loungers appreciate it.
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    Re: Sandboxie

    Thanks for those links - good articles. GreenBorder was freeware some time ago and it was quite ground-breaking when it first appeared. Now $29.95 annually <img src=/S/sad.gif border=0 alt=sad width=15 height=15>... whatever that entails. I notice that Sandboxie not only rates very highly, but is also only 242KB - the others run from 1.75-9.27MB. Sandboxie is also the cheapest! <img src=/S/grin.gif border=0 alt=grin width=15 height=15>

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    Re: Sandboxie

    Wow! I just downloaded it tonight after seeing it spoken highly of on grc.com and was going to ask if anyone here knew about it. Looks like I'll give it an install.

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    Re: Sandboxie

    Alan,

    Yes, I have tried this program and like it. I use it in a classroom and it is pretty well invisible to the users.

    But, I had a recent experience with a laptop and its user. The laptop was badly infected with every bit of gunk know to geeks. The owner blamed his children (teenagers) ...

    I cleaned it up and returned it with Sandboxie on it an explained to the user how it worked and how to retrieve downloaded files if he wanted them. He said that he wasn't going to tell his children about how to do that so that he could have some control over what they downloaded and installed.

    Three weeks later the laptop is back and infected with the same stuff. HE had retrieved the software (a well known infected peer to peer sharing program) and installed it.!!

    So I cleaned it again ... and said that I would charge him double if I ever had to clean it up again. I have not seen the machine again, yet.

    The lesson is that there still needs to be an education process, an ongoing one, for all users. Hard to achieve, though.

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    Re: Sandboxie

    So true. If users insist on straddling all the fences you put in place, it's all in their lap(top).

    Alan

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