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Best Sandboxie Plus Alternatives

Sandboxie Plus is described as 'creates a sandbox-like isolated operating environment in which applications can be run or installed without permanently modifying the local or mapped drive' and is a very popular Virtualization tool in the security & privacy category. There are more than 10 alternatives to Sandboxie Plus for a variety of platforms, including Windows, Linux, Android, Android Tablet and Online / Web-based. The best alternative is SHADE Sandbox. It's not free, so if you're looking for a free alternative, you could try Firejail or Shelter. Other great apps like Sandboxie Plus are Shadow Defender, Windows Sandbox, Cuckoo Sandbox and Island.

Sandboxie Plus alternatives are mainly Virtualization Tools but may also be Anti-Malware Apps or Anti-Virus Apps. Filter by these if you want a narrower list of alternatives or looking for a specific functionality of Sandboxie Plus.
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  1. SHADE Sandbox icon

    SHADE Sandbox

    • Windows
    12 alternatives to SHADE Sandbox 

    SHADE Sandbox is an alternative for antivirus and a tool for virtualization. It locally virtualizes applications (i.e. internet browsers) and locks all incoming internet files and possible viruses in its safe virtual environment - a “sandbox”, keeping them isolated from the...

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    1.  Container VirtualizationSHADE Sandbox can make use of isolated user spaces called "containers" to run applications.
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      Most users think SHADE Sandbox is a great alternative to Sandboxie Plus.
      Guest

      It has best performance(cpu consumption) than Sandboxie but, the high security seems to be the best characteristic.

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      Guest

      You can't run multiple programs at once.

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      Guest

      Costs $21.65 EACH year... which is WAY too much. And Sandboxie has countless positive reviews, which Shade lacks.

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      Firejail

      17 alternatives to 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 namespaces and seccomp-bpf.

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      1.  Command line interfaceFirejail either have CLI support or is a CLI-only app.
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      Firetools: sandbox launcher and statistics
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      Most users think Firejail is a great alternative to Sandboxie Plus.
      Guest

      Easy to use, and has a very good, but really ugly GUI.

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      Shelter

      • FreeOpen Source
      • Android
      • Android Tablet
      • F-Droid
      8 alternatives to Shelter 

      Shelter is a Free and Open-Source (FOSS) app that leverages the “Work Profile” feature of Android to provide an isolated space that you can install or clone apps into.

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      1.  Ad-freeShelter doesn't contain any form of external advertising.
      2.  Multiple Account supportShelter support multiple accounts without the need to logout and login
      3.  Privacy focusedShelter is considered a privacy friendly alternative.
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      Shadow Defender

      • Windows
      15 alternatives to 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 changes.

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      Most users think Shadow Defender is a great alternative to Sandboxie Plus.
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      Windows Sandbox

      52 alternatives to Windows Sandbox 

      a new lightweight desktop environment tailored for safely running applications in isolation.

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      1.  Container VirtualizationWindows Sandbox can make use of isolated user spaces called "containers" to run applications.
      2.  LightweightWindows Sandbox consumes less device resources compared to similar apps.
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      Most users think Windows Sandbox is a great alternative to Sandboxie Plus.
      Guest

      you are not able to use you own original windows apps and software. Totally useless, one of those Microsoft control freak software.

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      soulrain

      Windows Sandbox has way more requirements that make it unviable for a lot of users. From the official site: "Prerequisites for using the feature Windows 10 Pro or Enterprise Insider build 18305 or later AMD64 architecture Virtualization capabilities enabled in BIOS At least 4GB of RAM (8GB recommended) At least 1 GB of free disk space (SSD recommended) At least 2 CPU cores (4 cores with hyperthreading recommended)"

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      Chaanakya

      Sandboxie - once a great program is now extremely buggy in the latest Windows 10. Windows Sandbox while it is a light VM just works out of the box and is meant to be used as a Sandbox.

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      Cuckoo Sandbox

      • Mac
      • Windows
      • Linux
      • Online
      • Android
      21 alternatives to 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, QEMU-KVM, etc) to create an isolated Windows guest environment to safely and automatically run and analyze files to...

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      1.  Command line interfaceCuckoo Sandbox either have CLI support or is a CLI-only app.
      2.  Malware AnalysisCuckoo Sandbox can inspect a suspicious file or URL to detect potential threats.
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      Island

      • FreeOpen Source
      • Android
      14 alternatives to Island 

      Sandbox environment to clone selected apps and isolate them from accessing your personal data.

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      1.  Multiple Account supportIsland support multiple accounts without the need to logout and login
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        Any.Run

        23 alternatives to Any.Run 

        Interactive malware hunting service. Any environments ready for live testing most type of threats. Without install. Without waiting.

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        1.  Malware AnalysisAny.Run can inspect a suspicious file or URL to detect potential threats.
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        Any.Run is an online service focused on running a software in their environment and get behavioral reports for analyzing whether a software is a malware or not.

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        Bubblewrap

        • FreeOpen Source
        • Linux
        16 alternatives to Bubblewrap 

        Unprivileged sandboxing tool.

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        Parallel Space

        • FreemiumProprietary
        • Android
        • Android Tablet
        12 alternatives to Parallel Space 

        Parallel Space lets you clone and run multiple accounts of the same app simultaneously, and use themes to style your unique space.

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        1.  Multiple Account supportParallel Space support multiple accounts without the need to logout and login
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