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is that even possible? As you may know, x64 microsoft system cannot ensure sandboxes/VM isolation.

The problem is that a stock Windows kernel does not provide all the facilities necessary to implement a security solution such as Sandboxie. On 32-bit Windows, Sandboxie can dynamically enhance the Windows kernel to provide the missing functionality. This was not initially possible on 64-bit Windows, due to the Kernel Patch Protection feature.

So, can I virtualise a Windows 7 32bits inside my windows x64 then put sanboxie inside this virtualised windows 7 32 bits?

sandboxie---[no leak]--->windows 7 32 bits------[leak possible]----->windows 7 x64


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What makes you think Sandboxie is more secure than a virtual machine? – Hugh Allen Nov 30 '12 at 12:22
Nothing, it's just easier to use. But sandboxie or not a VM hosted on a x64 system can leak. – Eildosa Nov 30 '12 at 12:25
"a VM hosted on a x64 system can leak" - do you have a reference for that? – Hugh Allen Nov 30 '12 at 12:28
This question makes no sense. Why don't you just run VMWare within Sandboxie? There is no guarantee that Sandboxie doesn't have a bug within it. Your proof of "VM hosted on a x64 system can leak" is a promotional page for a paid product? You have no idea the reason KIS2013 removed a feature since you don't work for that company. What evidence do you have that its "not possible" it can leak on 32-bit Sandboxie like all software has bugs. **I guarantee you its possible, because some bug exists, that makes it possible ** – Ramhound Nov 30 '12 at 12:50
Is what even possible, running a program in a VM? Of course. Doing so is no different than using multiple prophylactics at a time: it does indeed increase protection, but comes at some level of cost. As with all security measures, it depends on your specific situation whether it will be worth it or not. – Synetech Nov 30 '12 at 17:54
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Sure you can, but I wouldn't recommend doing so (with such "chained" solutions you're usually sacrificing lots of performance on the way, even with hardware virtualization being available).

It might be interesting to know what you're trying to do requiring sandboxie.

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