|Developer(s)||Ronen Tzur[not in citation given]|
|Initial release||June 26, 2004|
|Stable release||4.06 / October 16, 2013|
|Preview release||4.07.04 / November 25, 2013|
|Platform||Windows XP SP3 (32 bit only); Vista, 7, and 8 (32 bit and 64 bit)|
|Available in||English, Albanian, Arabic, Chinese (Simplified and Traditional), Czech, Danish, Estonian, Finnish, French, German, Greek, Hebrew, Indonesian, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Macedonian, Polish, Portuguese (Brasil and Portugal), Russian, Spanish, Swedish, and Turkish.|
Sandboxie is a sandbox-based isolation program developed by Ronen Tzur, for 32- and 64-bit Windows NT-based operating systems. It creates a sandbox-like isolated operating environment in which applications can be run or installed without permanently modifying the local or mapped drive. An isolated virtual environment allows controlled testing of untrusted programs and web surfing.
- Version 4.04 offers full protection to 32- and 64-bit Windows, and removes support for Windows 2000 and pre-SP3 Windows XP. July 8, 2013
- Version 4.02 added full support for Windows 8, and removed support for Windows 2000 and pre-SP3 Windows XP.
- Version 3.76 is a maintenance release which fixes a security problem.
- Version 3.74 becomes the latest version, superseding the beta version 3.81.xx
- Version 3.54 makes some necessary changes for SP1 on Win 7, as well as a recent Windows Update for XP.
- Version 3.50 adds additional compatibility settings, bug fixes, and improvements to the GUI.
- Version 3.48 introduces a new activation process to Sandboxie, to combat the piracy of Sandboxie registration codes. A Product Key replaces the previous registration code, and Sandboxie must now be activated every 180 days online or offline. Otherwise it falls back to the limited unregistered mode.
- Version 3.46 addresses over 100 issues, including improvements to Win 7 64-bit support.
- Version 3.42 improves on Windows 7 support, adds new settings, and improves compatibility with 3rd party software.
- Version 3.40 adds full support for Windows 7, as well as security improvements and minor fixes.
- Version 3.38 adds additional Windows 7 support, for build 7100.
- Version 3.36 added partial 32-bit Windows 7 compatibility, for build 7000.
Sandboxie is released under a proprietary End-User License Agreement (EULA). Two functions of the software in the free unregistered version of Sandboxie are blocked: automatically running programs under Sandboxie, and parallel usage of multiple sandboxes. After a 30 day period, users of the unregistered free version will encounter popups advising the user to register (buy) the product when loading.
Sandboxie was included in Brothersoft's 2010 Editors Pick list.
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- Example of using a Sandboxie add-on
- Sandboxie Internals