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Version Changes


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     •  Version 3.76
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     •  Version 2.0
     •  Version 1.85
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     •  Version 1.8
     •  Version 1.7
     •  Version 1.6
     •  Version 1.502
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     •  Version 1.15
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     •  Version 1.0

Version 4.14

Released on 16 Oct 2014.

These are the changes to Sandboxie since version 4.12:

  NOTE: the default only applies to new installs.  For existing installs, you need to go into Sandbox settings->Applications->Miscellaneous, and check the option "Allow direct access to Windows Font Cache"
   SBIE2335 Initialization failed for process %2
   SBIE2336 Error in GUI server:  %2
   SBIE2337 Failed to start program:  %2
    Example Sandboxie.ini entries (both lines required):
    OpenWinClass=TFormBSA
    OpenWinClass=TFormBSA/IgnoreUIPI

If SandboxieInstall.exe tries to download the VC Redistributables and fails, there is now a retry option.

    To clarify:
    SandboxieInstall.exe does not contain MS VC DLLs.  If they are not already installed or are not up to date, the installer will download the VC Redist. installer package and execute it.
    SandboxieInstall32.exe & SandboxieInstall64.exe contain the DLLs Sandboxie requires.  If they are not installed or are not up to date, the installer copies the ones required into system32.  The VC Redist. installer is not downloaded or executed.

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Version 4.12

Released on 29 May 2014.

These are the changes to Sandboxie since version 4.10:

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Version 4.10

Released on 22 May 2014.

These are the changes to Sandboxie since version 4.08:

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Version 4.08

Released on 19 January 2014.

These are the changes to Sandboxie since version 4.06:

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Version 4.06

Released on 16 October 2013.

These are the changes to Sandboxie since version 4.04:

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Version 4.04

Released on 8 July 2013.

This bug fix release addresses several issues that were reported shortly after the release of version 4.02.

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Version 4.02

Released on 17 June 2013.

This release is a redesign of the inner workings of Sandboxie which improves compatibility with current and future versions of Windows. For a technical discussion, please see this forum post.

These are the changes to Sandboxie since version 3.76:

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Version 3.76

Released on 16 December 2012.

This is a small maintenance release over version 3.74 which fixes a security problem in Sandboxie.

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Version 3.74

Released on 25 August 2012.

These are the changes to Sandboxie since version 3.72.

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Version 3.72

Released on 17 June 2012.

The changes to Sandboxie since version 3.70 focus primarily on improving compatibility with Flash version 11.3.

Upgrade Sandboxie to fix audio loss issues and crashes when viewing Flash content in a browser running under Sandboxie.

If you use Firefox, please also make sure to upgrade to Firefox version 13.1.

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Version 3.70

Released on 28 May 2012.

These are the changes to Sandboxie since version 3.68.

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Version 3.68

Released on 10 April 2012.

These are the changes to Sandboxie since version 3.66.

This bug fix release addresses several issues that were reported shortly after the release of version 3.66.

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Version 3.66

Released on 21 March 2012.

These are the changes to Sandboxie since version 3.64.

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Version 3.64

Released on 6 February 2012.

These are the changes to Sandboxie since version 3.62.

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Version 3.62

Released on 23 November 2011.

These are the changes to Sandboxie since version 3.60.

This version is primarily a bug-fix release which resolves a few issues reported in version 3.60.

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Version 3.60

Released on 12 October 2011.

These are the changes to Sandboxie since version 3.58.

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Version 3.58

Released on 27 August 2011.

These are the changes to Sandboxie since version 3.56.

  • Several common dialog windows in Sandboxie Control windows can be minimized: Sandbox Settings, Delete Contents, Quick Recovery, Immediate Recovery, Messages from Sandboxie.
  • Reduced flickering in the main Sandboxie Control view.
  • Restored support for the Finnish and French languages.
  • Changes in Quick and Immediate Recovery:
    • Multiple files can be selected for recovery in a Quick Recovery window.
    • New button to select all files in Quick or Immediate Recovery.
    • New "Yes to All" button can replace multiple files when recovering.
    • Immediate Recovery can open the folder for the recovered file, or run the file directly.
    • Recovery Log (in Sandboxie Control View menu) displays a log of recently recovered files.
  • The Messages from Sandboxie window can optionally adjust some settings:
    • Turn off Drop Rights when message SBIE2219 appears.
    • Permit programs to start (for message SBIE1308) or access the Internet (for message SBIE1307).
    • Adjust File Migration limit when message SBIE2102 appears.
  • Changes in the border feature:
    • The border around sandboxed windows can be set to appear only when the cursor is in the title area of the window.
    • This border mode, with the border color set to yellow, is now the default setting for new sandboxes.
    • The border rectangle is adjusted to wrap around the Windows Aero thick window frame.
    • The border is temporarily hidden when any part of it would be obscured by another window.
  • Firefox places.sqlite file is excluded from file migration limits.
  • Windows Explorer thumbcache_*.db files are excluded from file migration limits.
  • When running under Sandboxie, Microsoft Office Outlook 2010 correctly displays embedded preview.
  • When running under Sandboxie, Microsoft Excel and PowerPoint will not create superfluous buttons on the taskbar.
  • Improved compatibility with security software: avast! pro 6 SafeZone browser, BitDefender Anti-Phishing toolbar, and iolo System Mechanic.
  • Improved compatibility with web proxy software: Easy Hide IP, HMA! Pro VPN, VPNTunnel Anonymous Internet.
  • Improved compatibility with third-party utilities: Eraser 6, Google Japanese IME tool, RoboForm sync, Sothink Web Video Downloader Stand-alone.

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Version 3.56

Released on 17 June 2011.

These are the changes to Sandboxie since version 3.54.

  • Experimental Protection for 64-bit editions of Sandboxie.
  • Program groups may reference other progarm groups, and may be used in Start/Run and Internet Access Restrictions.
  • Block 16-bit programs from starting or running in the sandbox.
  • Cmd.exe running under Sandboxie maintains the correct current directory even for SUBST drives or junction points.
  • New Start.exe /wait option, documented in the Start Command Line page.
  • "Run Sandboxed" dialog windows include an explanation for the Drop Rights checkbox.
  • Desktop.ini files do not appear in Quick Recovery and Immediate Recovery pop-up windows.
  • Improved the "Rename Sandbox" command, and the "Create New Sandbox" command can copy settings from an existing sandbox.
  • Some issues with acclerated rendering by recent versions of browsers.
  • Some issues with printing to a network printer on Windows 7.
  • Some issues where the SandboxieCrypto process remains lingering in the sandbox after other programs already ended.
  • Some issues with Sandboxie Control not starting at the end of installation, where User Account Controls (UAC) is active.
  • A problem that prevented installation of ActiveX components when Internet Explorer was running under Sandboxie.
  • A problem that caused Sandboxie to refuse to install on some 64-bit systems.
  • A problem with Immediate Recovery to a path which was too long to display in full.
  • Office 2010 Protected Mode.
  • Media players: The KMPlayer, PotPlayer, Media Player Classic - Home Cinema.
  • Security Software: F-Secure 2011, McAfee Total Protection, Sophos Anti-Virus, Trend Micro Browser Guard 2011, Trusteer Rapport, Vipre Antivirus, WehnTrust HIPS for 2000/XP/2003.
  • Other software: Babylon, DragonSaga, File-Ex, Nitro PDF 6.

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Version 3.54

Released on 25 March 2011.

These are the changes to Sandboxie since version 3.52.

  • Closing a sandboxed Internet Explorer 8/9 will not interfere with session recovery, and will not cause Internet Explorer to offer session recovery the next time it is started.
  • Programs blocked due to Start/Run Access Restrictions will not display an error message.
  • Sandboxie Control will not display "unknown executable image" in the list of running programs.
  • Improved support for programs in the sandbox detecting the arrival and removal of drives.
  • Permit read-only access by programs in the sandbox to software-managed network shares, such as virtual machine host shares.
  • Resource Access settings, which can apply settings for a specific program or group of programs, can now be used to apply settings for all programs except a specific program or group of programs.
  • BlockPort setting can block a range of ports.
  • Service Pack 1 for 64-bit Windows 7.
  • Update KB2393802 for Windows XP.
  • Software Restriction Policies (SRP) on Windows 7.
  • Applications: Windows Live Message 2011, Internet Explorer 9.
  • Utilities: Bookmark Buddy, Two Pilots Speed-Type, Proxifier, Sticky Password.
  • Security Software: CA Internet Security Suite 2010, F-Secure Internet Security 2011, McAfee Guardian Firewall, McAfee Total Protection, Panda Cloud AntiVirus, PC Tools ThreatFire.

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Version 3.52

Released on 12 January 2011.

These are the changes to Sandboxie since version 3.50.

  • Improvements support for installations involving Windows Side-by-Side assemblies.
  • Added support for a question mark character in Sandboxie settings that is considered a single-character wildcard.
  • For third-party APIs: On 64-bit systems, the 32-bit DLL (SbieDllX) has been renamed to SbieDll.
  • New translations: Greek, Portuguese (Portugal), and Arabic.
  • Fixed a problem with Forced Folders on 64-bit Windows.
  • Fixed a problem with the Sandboxie UAC confirmation window overlapping the Windows task bar.
  • Fixed a conflict with the Immunize feature of Spybot-S&D which caused some slowdowns.

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Version 3.50

Released on 18 October 2010.

These are the changes to Sandboxie since version 3.48.

  • Improvements in Sandbox Settings windows.
  • Run Sandboxed action can automatically select the DefaultBox sandbox.
  • Filter outgoing connections on SMB/CIFS ports through the Block Port setting.
  • Windows Update KB981852 causing SBIE2304 errors.
  • Drop Rights feature interfering with running programs.
  • Windows Live Messenger 2011 not connecting.
  • Ctrl+clicking on web links in Microsoft Word, when Internet Explorer is set as a forced program.
  • Installing games into a sandboxed instance of Steam in 64-bit Windows.
  • Adobe Photoshop CS5 runs under Sandboxie without having to use Window Access exclusions.
  • System Restriction Policies interfering with Sandboxie on Windows 7.
  • Removal/rename of DefaultBox sandbox interferes with installing applications into the sandbox.
  • Windows Installer (MSI) fails to run in the sandbox on 64-bit Windows.
  • Errors when running some UPX-compressed executables in the sandbox.

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Version 3.48

Released on 9 August 2010.

This is the single major change to Sandboxie since version 3.46:

Version 3.48 introduces new Product Keys to replace old Registration Keys, and requires periodic online activation of Product Key. Online Product Activation is not designed to circumvent the terms of the license, those terms remain the same as ever. For more information, please see FAQ Licensing.

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Version 3.46

Released on 4 July 2010.

The complete set of changes to Sandboxie since version 3.442 covers over 100 issues.

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Version 3.442

Released on 17 April 2010.

These are the changes to Sandboxie since version 3.44.

Fixes a problem with Windows Update KB979683, which was released on 13 April 2010, and causes Sandboxie to stop working on Windows XP and Windows 2000 computers.

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Version 3.44

Released on 3 February 2010.

These are the changes to Sandboxie since version 3.42.

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Version 3.42

Released on 1 December 2009.

These are the changes to Sandboxie since version 3.40.

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Version 3.40

Released on 30 September 2009.

These are the changes to Sandboxie since version 3.38.

Translations:

New Features:

Fixes:

Third-party software:

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Version 3.38

Released on 28 May 2009.

These are the changes to Sandboxie since version 3.36.

Translations:

New Features:

Fixes:

Third-party software:

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Version 3.36

Released on 13 April 2009.

These are the changes to Sandboxie since version 3.34.

Translations:

New Features:

Fixes:

  • Support "Run As" UAC elevation requests for sandboxed programs.
  • Fixed a problem with Internet Explorer 8 when User Account Controls (UAC) is enabled.
  • Fixed a problem that prevented a clean start of Windows Installer.
  • Fixed a problem with starting Windows Live Messenger.
  • Fixed a problem with use of some plug-and-play hardware such as webcams and joysticks.

Third-party software:

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Version 3.34

Released on 5 January 2009.

These are the changes to Sandboxie since version 3.32.

New Features:

Fixes:

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Version 3.32

Released on 16 November 2008.

These are the changes to Sandboxie since version 3.30.

  • Start/Run Access Restrictions prevent programs from running in the sandbox unless specifically permitted.
  • Internet Access settings page revised for greater ease of use.
  • Program Settings revised and enhanced with additional options.
  • Leader Programs mechanism stops all programs running in the sandbox, as soon as some specific program ends.
  • Right-click command "Terminate Program" is more powerful now and can terminate any program running in the sandbox.
  • Explorable ZIP Compressed Folders: Windows Explorer running sandboxed can copy ZIP contents to the clipboard.
  • Replaceable Windows DLLs: Installation of a sandboxed program can replace system DLLs inside the sandbox.
  • All versions of the .NET Framework (up to 3.5, including Silverlight) can be installed sandboxed.
  • Read-only/query-only access to the Windows Management and Instrumentation (WMI / WBEM) service, for sandboxed programs that require it.
  • Files created in the sandbox are owned by the "Authenticated Users" group.
  • Sandboxie Start Menu starts noticably faster.
  • Prevent a sandboxed program from stopping other programs using the EndTask API.
  • Prevent a sandboxed program from changing system locale settings.
  • On Windows Vista, Internet Explorer did not always show Immediate Recovery notifications, and this has been fixed.
  • On Windows Vista, Sandboxie Control does not run as Administrator when launched at the end of the Sandboxie installation.
  • On Windows Vista, a sandboxed Internet Explorer need not be "Run As Administrator" in order to install ActiveX components.
  • On Windows Vista, Sandboxie Start Menu can show shortcuts installed into the sandbox under the "All Users" profile.
  • Norton Internet Security 2009
  • Recent versions of McAfee Site Advisor
  • Improved support for KeyScrambler.
  • Web browsers: Google Chrome and K-Meleon.

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Version 3.30

Released on 2 September 2008.

These are the changes to Sandboxie since version 3.28.

  • Resolved problem with choppy audio on higher-end systems typically running Windows Vista.
  • Improved support for network shares.
  • Resolved problem with user account containing non-English letters.

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Version 3.28

Released on 30 June 2008.

These are the changes to Sandboxie since version 3.26.

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Version 3.26

Released on 27 April 2008.

These are the changes to Sandboxie since version 3.24.

This version is primarily a bug-fix release, fixing major and minor problems, including some security problems.

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Version 3.24

Released on 5 March 2008.

These are the changes to Sandboxie since version 3.22.

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Version 3.22

Released on 13 January 2008.

These are the changes to Sandboxie since version 3.21.

This version improves the overall stability and usefulness of Sandboxie through various bug fixes and enhanced functionality:

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Version 3.21

Released on 6 December 2007.

These are the changes to Sandboxie since version 3.20.

New Features

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Version 3.20

Released on 11 November 2007.

These are the changes to Sandboxie since version 3.01.

Major Changes

  • Process Managenent:
    • Can terminate selected process
    • Can set settings for select process
    • Can identify sandboxed processes by window - 'Is Window Sandboxed?'
    • Can block Internet access by all programs in sandbox except selected process
  • Delete and Recovery:
    • Quick Recovery integrated into Delete Sandbox for a one-step process
    • Recovery remembers multiple target folders
    • Immediate Recovery enabled by default, and can recover multiple files at once
    • Integrated file browser for exploring/recovering the contents of the sandbox
    • Delete protection for sandboxes
  • Shell Integration:
    • Sandboxes added as SendTo targets
    • Can create custom shortcuts to run any program sandboxed
  • Configurability:
    • Sandbox Settings window replaces manual editing of Sandboxie.ini

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Version 3.01

Released on 25 August 2007.

These are the changes to Sandboxie since version 3.00.

Changes

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Version 3.00

Released on 10 July 2007.

These are the changes to Sandboxie since version 2.86.

Changes

Smaller changes:

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Version 2.86

Released on 20 April 2007.

These are the changes to Sandboxie since version 2.85.

New Features

Problems Resolved

More Changes

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Version 2.85

Released on 8 April 2007.

This release includes some important bug fixes over the last version 2.84.

Foremost among these is a problem that would cause Sandboxie to crash the machine, in some rare cases.

There are also compatibility fixes that make Sandboxie work better with some third-party tools.

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Version 2.84

Released on 30 March 2007.

This release improves the performance of Sandboxie over the last version 2.82.

Version 2.82 resolved a number of problems discovered in version 2.80.

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Version 2.82

Released on 25 March 2007.

This release resolves a number of problems discovered with version 2.80.

For more information, see list of changes in version 2.80.

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Version 2.80

Released on 18 March 2007.

These are the changes to Sandboxie since version 2.64.

  • More reliability and less chance for a system crash due to a malfunction in Sandboxie
  • Reduce conflict with third-party software
  • Better support for program portability (see Portable Sandbox)
  • Introduce support for Windows Vista (32-bit)
  • Revive support for 64-bit Windows platforms (but not Vista x64; see Windows Vista 64)
  • Stronger security for sandboxed programs

New Features: Sandboxie Control

New Features: Sandboxie Start (Launch Tool)

New Features: General

Fixes

Discontinued Features

Naming Changes

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Version 2.64

Released on 10 October 2006.

Problems fixed since version 2.62.

New features

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Version 2.62

Released on 28 September 2006.

Changes since version 2.60.

Fixes:

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Version 2.60

Released on 31 August 2006.

Major changes since version 2.5.

Fixes:

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Version 2.5

Released on 3 August 2006.

Major changes since version 2.42.

Minor changes

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Version 2.42

Released on 14 May 2006.

Changes since version 2.4.

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Version 2.4

Released on 8 May 2006.

New Features since version 2.3.

Windows Installer service can be started inside the sandbox, allowing a greater range of applications to be installed. (Since 2.31)

Sandboxie Installer creates "Run Sandboxed" shortcut for MSI Installer packages. (Since 2.33)

Auto-complete information is pulled from the outside system into the sandbox, allowing input boxes on Web forms and password information to have information readily available inside the sandbox. (Since 2.35)

Easier configuration for a sandboxed Thunderbird mailbox and sandboxed Firefox bookmarks.

Configurabe "linger" processes, that would be automatically terminated if they are the last ones in the sandbox.

Sandboxie Run Program... dialog can start some programs by executable name only, rather than a fully-qualified path name, much like the Windows Run dialog.

Registered users can now invoke a menu option to temporarily disable forced sandboxing nv of programs.

Important Fixes

Fixed minor performance/locking issues. (Since 2.31)

Support for disk systems where the naming convention is not the conventional \Device\HarddiskVolumeX, but also RAID-style device names, and user-configurable device names such as T: (Since 2.33)

Sandboxie Control will not overwrite settings in the configuration file, greatly reducing the need to set "ConfigLevel=99" when manually editing the configuration. (Since 2.31)

Enables system setting "Browse in New Process" inside the sandbox, forcing IE to run sandboxed even when configured by the system to run as part of Windows Explorer. (Since 2.35)

Playback of streaming video would occasionally hang a sandboxed process, now fixed. This could resolve process lock-ups in other situations too.

Fixed some memory corruption issues, some memory leaks, resolved some registry bugs, contributing to a more stable Sandboxie experience on the overall.

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Version 2.3

Released on 4 March 2006.

Changes since version 2.25.

Sandboxie Installer now adds an entry in Add/Remove Programs.

Improved Quick Recovery tool to remember last folder selected.

Fixed problem reaching Web sites with IE in Windows 2000 systems.

Fixed possible locks up of sandboxed processes under heavy CPU load.

More fixes all around.

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Version 2.25

Released on 2 February 2006.

Major Changes since version 2.22.

Introducing a new and improved Sandboxie Installer, which allows program updates without a removal first, and is also functional when running in Safe Mode.

Fixes

Resolved a conflict with Kerio Personal Firewall, version 4, that would cause Sandboxie to crash the entire system.

Fixed a problem where certain updates to the registry could, occasionally, cause a program to hang with 100% CPU utilization.

Forcing programs to run sandboxed will not run them in the weak sandbox mode. (Weak mode is a feature in development.) The fix was available since 12 January 2006 as a separate download.

Programs (particularly IE) no longer crash on Windows 2000 when dragging files to the desktop.

Configuration for Outlook Express allows mailbox files to be accessed in the "AppData" folder as well as "Local AppData".

Fixed error message SBOX1406, SBOX1117.

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Version 2.22

Released on 7 January 2006.

Changes since version 2.2.

Fixed incompatibility with Windows 2000 when the latest rollup updates are applied. (Error message SBOX1029)

Fixed errors when Outlook Express is launched sandboxed, and whenever system processes are launched in the background. (Error message SBOX1406)

The configuration file Sandboxie.ini may be placed in the Sandboxie installation directory as an alternative location to the Windows directory.

The Quick Recovery tool in Sandboxie Control now allows files to be overwritten during recovery. (This may be particularly useful for recovering the Firefox bookmarks file.)

Programs may be started inside the sandbox by a dragging the executable icon and dropping it into the Sandboxie Control window.

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Version 2.2

Released on 23 December 2005.

Changes since version 2.11.

This release fixes some issues in the Sandboxie framework. There are no changes to the user-interface.

Executable programs (.exe files) that reside in the file folders that make up the sandbox, will automatically start sandboxed whenever launched.

Improved support for Windows Server 2003.

Better support for printing from within the sandbox.

Stricter isolation of programs running inside the sandbox from accessing programs running outside the sandbox.

On Windows XP and later, files copied into the sandbox will retain their short 8-dot-3 file names.

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Version 2.11

Released on 19 October 2005.

Changes since version 2.1.

This is a bug fix release over version 2.1 from a few weeks ago.

Sandboxie (32-bit) version 2.1 has been reported to crash some systems during installation and is now officially recalled.

The 64-bit version 2.1 of Sandboxie is still available for download.

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Version 2.1

Released on 5 October 2005.

Changes since version 2.0.

Now supports 64-bit versions of Windows, as well as Windows Server 2003.

Delete Contents of Sandbox works better and should display less messages about files not deleted because they are in use.

Includes new option to automatically sandbox programs by program name.

Includes a very simple RegDump utility that can display the contents of the sandbox registry in the file Registry.dat.

Hopefully fixed the problems related to CreateProcessA.

Fixed a serious bug that could cause a system crash.

And some other small fixes that help make a better Sandboxie experience.

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Version 2.0

Released on 19 August 2005.

Changes since version 1.85.

Improved security and isolation of sandboxed programs that are trying to reach into and alter non-sandboxed programs.

Automatic support for running Outlook Express sandboxed and not losing mail. Possible also with other mail programs, after some further configuration.

Delete Contents of Sandbox can start automatically after all sandboxed programs are closed, or when Sandboxie itself closes. New Quick Recovery tool allows for easy one-click recovery of files before the sandbox is emptied.

Sandboxie can issue alerts when specific programs are started outside the sandbox.

Easier installation of desktop and quick-launch shortcuts to run your Web browser sandboxed.

Shadow registry keys that represent sandboxed registry keys will be discarded when the computer restarts. (They are all empty anyway.)

Small performance improvement due to less files being copied into the sandbox, if the files are not going to be updated.

Improved support for concurrent use of Sandboxie by multiple users of the same computer. (For users sharing a computer through Fast User Switching or Terminal Services)

Now configurable: the folder where the sandbox resides; the size limit for copying files into the sandbox (previously fixed at 32MB).

New concept of "Open" and "Closed" paths allowing specific programs full-access or no-access, respectively, to specific folders and registry keys.

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Version 1.85

Released on 14 May 2005.

Changes since version 1.83.

Another way to launch sandboxed programs: the Sandboxie Start Menu.

Sandboxie Control is now started automatically, if not already running, whenever a sandboxed program is started.

Some minor fixes over release 1.83.

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Version 1.83

Released on 27 April 2005.

Changes since version 1.8.

This version of Sandboxie fixes a system crash that occurs when using earlier versions of Sandboxie with a particular brand of anti-virus software.

Better support for Windows Installer service, allowing more software to be installed into the sandbox.

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Version 1.8

Released on 10 April 2005.

Changes since version 1.7.

Sandboxie implements auto-complete for Web forms and other uses. (Auto-complete data entered when using Sandboxie is not visible outside the sandbox.)

Note: It may be necessary to empty the sandbox once, after upgrading to version 1.8, before the auto-complete feature becomes usable. This is because previous versions of Sandboxie purposely disabled this feature inside the sandbox.

The Run Program... dialog now maintains a history of typed commands. Automatic command completion now works with both Windows 2000 as well as Windows XP.

The audio device becomes accessible within the sandbox.

Sandboxed programs may install icons in the system notification area. Specifically this means better support for the Avant browser.

Resolved the conflict with the Zone Alarm firewall product.

Fixed a problem with Internet access when the proxy setting is set to automatic proxy detection. This typically manifested itself as a browser trying to detect proxy settings indefinately.

And more features to increase overall stability and the range of usable programs. (It is now possible to run even the Windows Calculator under Sandboxie.)

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Version 1.7

Released on 4 March 2005.

Changes since version 1.6.

Sandboxie is now able to run a sandboxed instances of most programs side-by-side with the unsandboxed instances of the same program. This means Firefox should now be on the same level of usability with Sandboxie as Internet Explorer is.

A new Run Program... feature in Sandboxie Control adds the ability to launch any program.

Nicer dialog for Empty Sandbox, which also deletes the shadow registry keys created for the sandbox.

Opening or explorer a folder from within a sandboxed process will open the target folder sandboxed.

For better system protection, Sandboxed programs are not allowed access to the system Service Control Manager.

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Version 1.6

Released on 5 February 2005.

Changes since version 1.502.

This version of Sandboxie fixes many problems with the isolated COM framework that is used by programs running under the control of Sandboxie.

The long standing problem of Internet Explorer not coming up has been resolved, at least in some of the cases. In those cases that I observed, it was waiting for the Sandboxie COM framework to come up, but that framework was hung.

It's now possible to embed ActiveX Controls and OLE compound documents within applications. For example, viewing a PDF document using Internet Explorer opens the document (using Acrobat Reader) within the browser, rather than out of the browser.

Web radio is now possible, again due to better COM suport, though I have experienced some problems getting it to work under Windows 2000.

The system driver is started later in the initialization process of the system, in order to reduce possibility of conflict with other drivers. This change has resolved a system crash with a blue screen at least in one case.

Sandboxie Control can now work even when started by a restricted user in the system.

Stronger isolation of sandboxed processes from the outside system: more system object classes, in addition to disk files and registry keys, are now sandboxed.

A few very minor tweaks to improve performance.

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Version 1.502

Released on 9 January 2005.

Changes since version 1.5.

This version of Sandboxie fixes a system hang that occurs when using earlier versions of Sandboxie with a particular brand of anti-virus software.

A new Run Default Browser action that launches the system default web browser.

This is a very small upgrade, so only the installation package is labelled version 1.502. The application components themselves display version 1.5.

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Version 1.5

Released on 31 December 2004.

Changes since version 1.4.

This version of Sandboxie features improved overall performance.

Sandboxie Control will periodically check if a new version is available on this web site.

Sandboxie is still free of charge, and you may use it for any length of time you desire. However, if you find Sandboxie useful, you are encouraged to become a registered user by paying a small registration fee.

Happy New Year!

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Version 1.4

Released on 4 December 2004.

Changes since version 1.25.

This version should fix any system lock ups previously caused by Sandboxie. It also provides better separation between sandboxed and non-sandboxed programs running simultaneously, and better identification by displaying the sign "[#]" in the title bar of running sandboxed programs.

Sandboxie is still free of charge, and you may use it for any length of time you desire. However, if you find Sandboxie useful, you are encouraged to become a registered user by paying a small registration fee.

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Version 1.25

Released on 17 September 2004.

Changes since version 1.2.

This version fixes most of the problems previously listed in the Known Problems section. Particularly, the problem of sharing of history and temporary internet files between the sandbox and the real system.

This version also makes it possible to install Internet Explorer toolbars into the sandbox.

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Version 1.2

Released on 30 August 2004.

Changes since version 1.15.

Introduces the new Sandboxie Toolbar for Internet Explorer.

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Version 1.15

Released on 20 August 2004.

Changes since version 1.1.

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Version 1.1

Released on 31 July 2004.

Changes since version 1.0.

Replaces global sandboxing with a more reasonable, per-process approach.

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Version 1.0

Released on 26 June 2004.

First public release.

Global sandboxing: Once sandboxing begins for any initial process, any new process in the system will be sandboxed as well.

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