Features and Performance
Sandboxie is loaded with features. A Sandbox is an area on your hard drive that isolates programs, files and / or folders and helps to prevent malicious scripts, files, websites or programs from infecting or damaging your operating system.
The settings and configuration allows for the Recovery of programs if the sandbox is deleted. The delete option allows for the automatic deleting of the contents of a sandbox when the last sandboxed program stops. With the following options (Paid Version Only) you can use the Forced Programs or Forced Folders options. Sandboxie also allows for the migration of files from your hard drive to the controlled sandbox through the File Migration options. Options to move files is controlled by the size of the individual file.
With Access control, Sandboxie stops kernel mode drivers from loading into the operating system, and stops the loading of application (Known as Win32) hooks into other programs. This protection is a key in protecting your operating system. The Trial version does not enable Forced Programs or Forced Folders which further protects users (especially if a computer has more than one user).
For the average user, Sandboxie is preconfigured for optimal protection - no further configuration is needed. Users can access the internet (Websites that are sandboxed have a # symbol on the Title of the Website - See photo below) check email and run programs from the start of this program. With the advanced options, it allows you to tweak SandBoxie as needed.
Sandboxie 3.34 does recognize that some Adobe products with licensing, Canon printer programs and several other programs may have problems while running under a sandbox environment. (See Conflicts).