|that seems a little better to have shortcut but the fact is if it's not registered you are alot more vulnerable to attacks couse sandbox wont warn you if some program opens without our input like if someone slipped past your firewall they could jsut run the program un-sanded
so I dont see much point how actually sandbox could help you be more secure.. unless you register it asap ! right...
You're right. Being able to force programs is better, but not absolutely essential in order to use Sandboxie. You get more protection with a licensed version, but you get a lot of protection without a license.
One workaround if you can't or don't want to buy a license would be to rename program executable files and then use the real names as sandbox shortcuts like I mentioned above.
For example, you could rename mspaint.exe to xmspaint.exe, so intruders would not be able to find or execute mspaint.exe. Then you could create the shortcut I mentioned above using xmspaint.exe instead mspaint.exe, but name the shortcut itself mspaint.
If you're creative, you can do a lot with Sandboxie even without a license -- but I strongly encourage you to buy a license after you've tried the program a while. Most of us have found we can't live without it, so the price is one of the best deals in Internet security!