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  • Cameyo icon

    Cameyo

    Cameyo is a free, open-architecture application virtualization product. It combines best-of-breed application virtualization technology with simplicity. Application...

    Freemium Windows Linux Web

    • it doesnt emulate software on the pc, its some kind of cloud service. Guest • Apr 2017 • 8 agrees and 2 disagrees Disagree   Agree
    • It's definitely not run program in sandbox, it's service to provide remote app. Guest • 9 days ago Disagree   Agree
    • Cameyo is virtualising Software. Programs will run in a special folder and use a virtual registry. No changes to Windows. And with Cameyo many programs will become portable. Guest • Jun 2016 • 1 agrees and 4 disagrees Disagree   Agree
  • firejail

    Firejail is a SUID security sandbox program that reduces the risk of security breaches by restricting the running environment of untrusted applications using Linux...

    Free Open Source Linux

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    Shadow Defender

    Shadow Defender is an easy-to-use security solution (for Windows operating systems) that protects your PC/laptop real environment against malicious activity and unwanted...

    Commercial Windows

  • SHADE Sandbox icon

    SHADE Sandbox

    Sandbox application, works for all versions of windows (XP - Win 10), both 32 & 64 bit.

    Freemium Windows

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    Cuckoo Sandbox

    Cuckoo Sandbox is a modular, automated malware analysis system. Running from command-line on a Linux or Mac host, it uses python and virtualization (VirtualBox...

    Free Open Source Mac Windows Linux Web

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    BitBox

    The Virtual Environment for secured and comfortable Web Browsing: On the basis of a “Browser-in-the-Box” concept a virtual machine is provided with a reduced operating...

    Free Windows Linux

    • Sandboxie runs any software in a sandbox, BitBox only runs a webbrowser Guest • Jul 2015 • 8 agrees and 2 disagrees Disagree   Agree
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    mbox

    Mbox is a lightweight sandboxing mechanism that any user can use without special privileges in commodity operating systems.

    Free Open Source Linux

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    • Discontinued Last update on 26 May 2014 https://github.com/tsgates/mbox/commits/master
  • GesWall icon

    GesWall

    GeSWall is intrusion prevention system that is non-intrusive and easy to use. With GeSWall, you can safely surf the web, use e-mail, chat, exchange files etc, regardless...

    Freemium Windows

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    ReHIPS

    Intrusion prevention system and a sandbox with AntiSpy features that provides unprecedented protection and ensures system stability and integrity.

  • BufferZone icon

    BufferZone

    BUFFERZONE is a patented containment solution that isolates threats to defend endpoints from malware, zero-days, ransomware, drive-bys and more. An Ounce of...

    Commercial Windows

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    WinJail

    Sandboxing software for Windows OS WinJail is full implementation of chroot, with additional features like "copy-on-write" mechanism applied to chroot'ed...

    Commercial Windows

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Sandboxie Comments

Comment by ATx
about Sandboxie · Jun 2011 · Helpful Not helpful 1 Helpful

This is a must have little application. It allows you to test executables to see how they behave, without allowing anything being modified outside the specified Sandboxie folder, everything is written to files in the sandbox.

You can run infected files without harm to your PC, or run installers and copy/move the files you want (ie, make it portable) to another folder.

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Licensing change

Comment by Anamon
about Sandboxie · Dec 2013 · Helpful Not helpful

Lifetime licenses are offered again for home users! Old comment left here for reference.

As of October 9th 2013, the developer has changed Sandboxie from a purchase to a subscription model. You have to pay a recurring fee of currently €15 yearly. The regular registration (perpetual/lifetime license) is no longer offered for sale.

I understand the reasoning behind it – continued work on the project needs to be supported somehow – but I personally think a subscription model is the worst way to go about this, and significantly lowers the value of the product for paying customers. Why not charge a fee if people want to upgrade to major new versions? By all means, sell an "update subscription" that goes at €15 a year, so people have the choice. But remotely disabling a software that a customer has at one point paid for is just wrong and disrespectful. The customer's continued use of an old version that's no longer updated costs the developer nothing.

It seems a very crummy move to me, potentially inspired by Adobe, who have gotten a well-deserved and massive blow of criticism for doing the same thing to their entire product range (which I believe might yet spell their downfall after some 30 years as an industry leader).

I should add, though, that the free version of Sandboxie is very generous in its functionality. If the paid license expires, it will not break completely, but revert to the unlicensed version, lacking some handy features and displaying nag screens, but remaining functional. That's generous of the deveoper, and at least the price of the subscription is fair. Still, the new subscription model makes it hard for me to unconditionally recommend the application to friends.

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Comment by dgemu12
about Sandboxie · Jun 2011 · Helpful Not helpful

Excellent program, can be used for free at reduced functionality. Recommended for those of us who browse sites we really shouldn't.

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Comment by fotzenlecker
about Sandboxie · Jun 2011 · Helpful Not helpful

This tool is absolutely indispensable for consideralby reducing the risk of your computer being infected with malware when surfing on untrusted websites. Just run your webbrowser in a sandbox. And, of course, it's also very useful for testing executable files and patches from unknown or questionable sources. Just run the exe in a so-called sandbox and afterwards delete all the data that's been written to the sandbox. Sandboxie might seem a bit alien to unexperienced users. But in fact, it's very easy to use. Once you understood the concept, you will find this software is an invaluable security guard for risky things on your computer.

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