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Sandboxie 5.51.6 / Sandboxie Plus 0.9.6 – FREE

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Sandboxie 5.51.6 / Sandboxie Plus 0.9.6 – FREE

Sandboxie is a proprietary sandbox based isolation program for Windows operating systems. It creates a sandbox-like isolated operating environment.

There you can run or install all applications without permanently modifying the local or mapped drive. An isolated virtual environment allows to control testing of untrusted programs and web surfing.

Sandboxie runs your programs in an isolated space. It prevents them from making permanent changes to other programs and data in your computer.

When you run a program on your computer, data flows from the hard disk to the program via read operations. The data is then processed and displayed, and finally flows back from the progam to the hard disk via write operations.

Sandboxie changes the rules such that write operations do not make it back to your hard disk.

  • Intercept changes to both your files and registry settings, making it virtually impossible for any software to reach outside the sandbox.
  • Traps cached browser items into the sandbox as a by-product of normal operation. So when you throw away the sandbox, all the history records and other side-effects of your browsing disappear as well.

Benefits of the Isolated Sandbox:

  • Secure Web Browsing. If you run Web browser under the protection of Sandboxie, all malicious software downloaded by the browser is trapped in the sandbox and can be discarded trivially.
  • Enhanced Privacy. Browsing history, cookies, and cached temporary files collected while Web browsing stay in the sandbox and don’t leak into Windows.
  • Secure E-mail. Viruses and other malicious software that might be hiding in your email can’t break out of the sandbox and can’t infect your real system.
  • Windows Stays Lean. Prevent wear-and-tear in Windows by installing software into an isolated sandbox.

Changes in Sandboxie 5.51.6 / Sandboxie Plus 0.9.6:


  • added ability to rename groups
  • added ability to define a custom order for the sandboxes, you can move using the move context menu, or holding alt + arrow key
  • added recovery to list to the recovery window:
  • added finder to the recovery window


  • updated the BlockPort rule inside Template_BlockPorts to the new NetworkAccess format (by isaak654)
  • default for immediate recovery behavioure is now th show the recovery window instzead of using the notifications window
  • the new run dialog now takes double click
  • reworked the recovery window


  • fixed issue with create group menu
  • fixed issue when renaming a box it lost its group association
  • fixed issue with Thunderbird build 91+
  • fixed an issue with file disposition handling
  • fixed issue with windows 11 22449.1000
  • fixed SRWare Iron template (by Dyras)
  • fixed labels position in Classic UI (by isaak654)

Changes in Sandboxie 5.51.5 / Sandboxie Plus 0.9.5:


  • added option to run a sandbox in session 0
    — Note: the processes then have a system token, hence its recommended to enable “DropAdminRights=y”
  • when the UI is run with admin privileges it now can terminate sandboxed processes in other sessions
  • added “StartSystemBox=” option to auto run a box on sbie start/system boot in session 0
    — Note: box start is done through issuing start.exe /box:[name] auto_run
  • add start.exe auto_run command to start all sandboxed auto start locations
  • add start.exe /keep_alive command line switch it keeps a process running in the box untill it gracefully terminates
  • added “StartCommand=” it starts a complex command through start.exe on box startup
  • added menu option to start regedit and load the box reg key


  • changed command prompt icon and string from “terminal” to “command prompt”
  • sys tray can now also use the classic icon
  • reworked box menu layout a bit


  • fixed driver compatybility with windows server 2022 (build 20348)
  • fixed issue with creating shortcuts

Changes in Sandboxie 5.51.4 / Sandboxie Plus 0.9.4:


  • added clear commands to log sub menus
  • added option to disable prompt to confirm process termination
  • added settings to sandboxie-plus.ini “Options/InstantRecovery” to use the recovery window instad of the notification popUp
  • added ability to rename a non empty sandbox
  • added ability to remove a non empty sandbox
  • added file browser window to sandman ui to cover the files view functionality of sbie ctrl


  • generic error in sbie ui now show the status code as hex and provide a string description when available


  • “del” shortcut to terminate a process did not always work
  • fixed group display issue
  • fixed issue when using run sandboxed on a file located already in a sandbox

Changes in Sandboxie 5.51.3 / Sandboxie Plus 0.9.3:


  • ability to us theh run unsandboxed option with sandboxie links


  • fixed open template does not load the edit tab
  • fixed issue with explore sandboxed
  • fixed start directory for sandboxed processes
  • fixed issue with language auto detection
  • fixed issue with multiple files with same name, by always showing the extension
  • fixed multiple program grouping issues with the sandman ui
  • fixed no disk error
  • fixed issue with 32bit build using qMake, the /O2 option resulted in a crash in teh QSbieDll.dll
  • fixed issue with UserSettings introduced in a recent build

Changes in Sandboxie 5.50.9c/ Sandboxie Plus 0.8.9c:

  • Fixed issue with registering session leader
  • Fixed issue with windows 7

Changes in Sandboxie 5.50.9/ Sandboxie Plus 0.8.9:


  • updated a few icons
  • updated GitHub build action to use Qt 5.15.2
  • improved the “full” tray icon to be more distinguishable from the “empty” one
  • changed code integrity verification policies
    — code signature is no longer required to change config, to protect presets use the existing “EditAdminOnly=y”


  • fixed issue with systemless MSI mode introduced in the last build
  • fixed MSI installer not being able to create the action server mechanism on Windows 11
  • fixed MSI installer not working in systemless mode on Windows 11

Changes in Sandboxie 5.50.8/ Sandboxie Plus 0.8.8:

  • MSIServer no longer requirers being run as system completing the move to not using system tockens in a sandbox by default
    — the security enhanced option “MsiInstallerExemptions=n” is now the default behavioure
  • fixed issue with the “Explore Sandboxed” command
  • rolled back the switch from using NtQueryKey to NtQueryObject as it seams to bream soem older w10 versions liek 1803
    — this change was introduced to fix
    — to use NtQueryObject the option “UseObjectNameForKeys=y” can be added to sandboxie.ini

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Supported Operating Systems: Windows XP – Windows 10 (32-bit, 64-bit).

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7 Comments on Sandboxie 5.51.6 / Sandboxie Plus 0.9.6 – FREE

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    wow, redundant software, most browsers run in a "sandbox" of sorts, besides, why is this needed anyway???

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    It's a nice idea, but this program always had some issues whenever I used it. Avast meanwhile has its Auto Sandbox, for those who want it. And you could argue that an Anti Virus program should (try to) make a sandbox superfluous. Maybe a sandbox could be a replacement for Windows User Account Control? I like it best, not to be bothered by such 'solutions'. AV, Windows Defender, Firewall, and some registry cleaner (wise) can do the job.

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    This program creates a copy of your current reg settings and any files required to be accessed by the file being tested and redirects all the changes to the copies instead of the originals. This saves the original system from being infected. So using 168MB is just below normal for that...

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    168MB of occupied space when so many now have 100's or thousands of gigs from huge hard drive capacities,this is not an issue. Considering the security this program provides, you should not compromise.

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    Today i uninstaled this prog.
    and see the total size occupied for it!
    Incredible 168 Mb! No more.

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    How about firewall do I still need it it's great that antivirus not necessary because it eats lots of resources... Can I trust this soft if I understand good it isolates from the system files viruses but how about soft/games I dont see here written that sandbox isolates these files? 

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    its been a year since i found sandboxie. Yes, this is a useful software. back way before im using it with vista and kaspersky. sandboxie lets you run applications in virtual. there was this virus which hides itsel to a malwarebytes installation ive downloaded not from the official site, and kaspersky said it is clean. thankfully i run it using sandboxie and then i noticed that it planted files in system32 folder and also added registry files unrelated to malwarebytes and also 3 files were opened before installation. my hunch is that it has embedded trojan. after a day, i updated kaspersky and scanned again the mlwarebytes installer and voila! the installler has been tampered with trojans. vudo ones!

    tested today in win7 rtm so far so good. i hope final version comes out early.

    ps. 64bit os is the next future but in real enterprise world, 64 it still lagging in compatability and there are more 32bit users than 64.. so if you have 4gb or less better use 32bit, 99% no worries. just use 64bit os if you have more than 5gb and you are in video editing or CAD etc.. just my view in os.