Sandboxing is the act of restricting permissions of programs to the bare minimum they require to operate.

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How to safely run untrusted code

I would like to download/compile/run various c/c++ libraries from the net. These are mostly half-baked, obscure and/or abandoned projects, some of them from questionable sources. How can I ensure that ...
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“Combine” multiple processes

I have an application that pops up a ton of processes in task manager (Chrome) and I want to know if there is a program that will wrap itself around them so that only one process is showing. Similar ...
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How can I run Skype under an SELinux sandbox?

I would like to run Skype under an SELinux sandbox, to protect my computer. However I get the following error: usr/bin/skype: error while loading shared libraries: /lib/libQtWebKit.so.4: cannot ...
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Can you use a Sandboxie to install multiple versions of IE?

It would seem theoretically possible to install multiple versions of IE on the same machine using Sandboxie (or any other sandbox program). To do this, you would do the following: Uninstall the ...
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Custom keyboard layout in sandboxed app?

I have a TN2056 Installable Keyboard Layout that I’ve placed in ~/Library/Keyboard Layouts. It is the default keyboard layout, and is used by all apps. But now with the new version of OmniGraffle ...
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Is there a way to see all files and registry entries that an application installs?

I am trying to figure out if there is a way to basically install an application into a sandbox, so that I can easily see all files it created and all registry entries it added without searching the ...
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Working from home: ensuring file security?

Would it be possible to ensure that documents used on a personal PC connected to the internet, could be used securely without the danger of an eavesdropper obtaining access to the file or the danger ...
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Mac OS X: file associations keep changing (though reverting it manually)

For some time now I'm experiencing an annoying behavior under Mountain Lion: While doing my daily work, the programs to open a file keep changing. For example, opening a PDF is switched to Adobe ...
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How does Google Chrome's Sandbox work?

I was reading some articles regarding Google Chrome's sandbox and watched a video but I don't have quite a full understanding of it. I read somewhere that it depends on Windows for its security so ...
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Installing an application in a sandbox to detect windows registry manipulation

I would like to know if there is a way to detect which registry settings an installer affects. Are there other options than running a full-size VM and then somehow comparing snapshots of the registry ...
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How can I prevent webpages from using JavaScript to sniff my system information?

I'd prefer not to allow webpages to access my system information. If I use NoScript, Panopticlick is only able to see my User Agent string and HTTP_ACCEPT headers. Otherwise, it can sniff way to much ...
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Is it advisable to install and keep programmes in sandboxes? [closed]

I have recently known about Sandboxie. This gave me an idea that I could install each programmes into an individual sandbox. I will then run the programmes from their sandboxes. I thought, this way, ...
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sandboxing libreoffice on Linux

I want to build multiple versions of libreoffice on a machine (Debian 6) and want to test these versions against a set of test cases automatically. I also want to test the given libreoffice version by ...
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Sandboxing Windows7 apps

Are there any software packages, that allow to selectively limit filesystem access for each application? Do they have significant impact on system performance?
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Separate Cookies Per Tab

I purchased a program that runs a .json script to purchase products from a specific website for me. The program automatically opens my browser. And I can also run multiple instances of the program at ...
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Sandboxing of files without a new user

Is it possible to isolate certain folders from all programs except one, without creating a new user? A bit like a reverse sandbox. Specifically I want to protect the .bitcoin folder from being ...
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How do I open a checked out file in a Perforce depot with an external editor on Mac OS X Mountain Lion?

I'm using p4v on OS X 10.8. Before I upgraded to Mountain Lion, I could double click a checked out file in a changelist under the "Pending" tab and the file would open in the external editor specified ...
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Install duplicate copies of an application concurrently

I've got a database application which seems to write some configuration to the registry. I'm wondering if there is a way to "sandbox" or "virtualize" (short of running a full VM) such that I can ...
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Which capabilities do Java applets executed in a browser have?

I found a document on the Oracle website, , that lists the capabilities of unsigned applets, unsigned applets with JNLP and signed applets.When i encounter an unsigned applet on a webpage (I am using ...
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Running a sandbox inside a virtual machine inside my OS [closed]

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 ...
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VM sandboxing- what happens?

How exactly does VM sandbox? Surely it is still using the same hardware resources and same underlying OS? I dont get why multiple VMs on an OS is safe but multiple applications/processes can be ...
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Virtual Windows desktop [closed]

Is there any virtual desktop software that can virtualize desktop just like a virtual desktop to sandbox (sort of like virtualization and sandbox combined). I want to create many desktop and each of ...
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Sandbox on a linux server for group members

I am a member of a large group (academic department) using a central GNU/Linux server. I would like to be able to install web apps like instiki, run version control repositories, and serve content ...
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Isolate user from the rest of the system..?

There is a non-techsavvy user, who doesn't want to learn, and can only use Windows XP or 7. The problem is, that the computer is shared which she would like to use, and the computer stores sensitive, ...
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VirtualBox - Guest Addons as a security risk to the Host PC?

I'm setting up a Windows virtual machine in VirtualBox with the intent of using it as a sandbox for testing unknown or potentially dangerous applications. My question: would installing the Guest ...
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Program that “fences” installed programs so they do not contaminate Windows?

A while ago, I saw a program that basically created a sort of "sandbox" for a program before it was installed. The main benefit of using this programs to install other programs was that it allowed for ...
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Where can I find a sandboxed version of ie9?

I'd like to install ie9, but I want to keep my ie8 for web devellopment purposes. How can I do that ? Also, if it is possible for others version of IE (6, 7, 8), I would be happy.
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Installing programs in a sandbox or virtual environment

I have a new PC with zero viruses. I want to keep it that way. Is the best way to do that using anti-virus software (like security essentials)? Should I be using a sandbox or a virtual PC? a ...
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Symantec Endpoint Virtualization Suite or Sandboxie? [closed]

Years back I used Altiris SVS which is now Symantec Endpoint Virtualization and I liked it but I ended up switching to Sandboxie. It how since been updated by Symantec and I am considering switching ...
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Google Chrome, GDI++, and --no-sandbox

I use Google Chrome as the most preferrable web browser, and I'm also a fan of GDI++ (but not gdipp) tool that allows to replace the system font renderer to a MacOS-like one. That tool is able to ...
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How to sandbox a VMWare image as much as possible

The situation: -A corporate environment, with a corporate managed XP desktop (locked down, patched regularly, restricted user rights, no manual install of SW, AV, etc.) The requirement: -Using ...
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How can I install iTunes in such a way that it can't put any “hooks” or helper programs on my computer?

I'm buying a new iPad, which means I must once again install iTunes. I've not used iTunes in more than 6 months, since I bought a new computer. I don't like iTunes, but I can live with using it to ...
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Does “SandBoxie” slow down the system?

I'm currently working with many video editing programs, which have conflicts with their components (Pinnacle, Avid, Premiere, Corel Video Studio, and others). Could Sandboxie slow down my workflow ...
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How to allow anonymous ssh login to a Linux box and only run one program?

I have a text based game installed on a Linux server, and I would like to allow logins on that server via SSH, but with restrictions. The login should go directly to the game which reads keyboard ...
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how to use auto sandbox in avast 6

how to use auto sandbox in avast 6? Is this automatic? If you launch an executable file is it automatically contained in the sandbox?
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How to sandbox and run programs that require administrator privileges on limited-user PC?

This question is bugging me for a while. How do I sandbox any application and run it on PC where I have only limited privileges (not administrative) ? Surely, the application will require the UAC and ...
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Windows Application Sandboxing or Virtualization

For a new development task, I will have to use Microsoft Windows (I haven't used Windows for several years). Normally, I run different applications in several virtual machines. With Windows this ...
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Sandbox tool on OpenSUSE with operation not permited

I have installed Se Linux on my OpenSUSE 11.3 system. All configuration are correct. When I use the sandbox tool: > LANG=C sandbox -X -H sehome -T tmp -t sandbox_web_t firefox /usr/bin/chcon: ...
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How to virtualize Windows 7 guest on a Windows 7 host?

I've been using VirtualBox for a while to virtualize Ubuntu inside Windows 7. Now I'm wanting to make a Windows 7 guest sandbox inside a Windows 7 host to install experimental software and tweak ...
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Safely run arbitrary commands in Linux

I would like the user to specify a list of commands for gathering statistics about the system that he/she is interested in. I would run these under various scenarios automatically. However I'm not ...
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Firefox Add-on for Opening Pages in Separate “Sandboxes” [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How to maintain different active sessions in single firefox and internet explorer? Is there a Firefox add-on that will allow someone to easily open up a page in a new ...
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Encapsulate applications from overall system for easy removal?

I'm working on a new project for the next month or so, but, I'm not using my computer ... my concern is how to keep this computer configurations untouchable, or how to restore them. I may add a ...
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Browser sandbox

Would running a browser in a sandbox environment prevent viruses/spyware? Will this session be considered secure & anonymous? EDIT: I use SPOON & my question is based on this browser plugin. ...
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Best kiosk/access control software? [closed]

My kids have been messing around with my wife's computer. Changing icon file names, removing icons, duplicating icons, removing widgets, deleting bookmarks, etc. I can't seem to find some sort of ...
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I need to run a win32 executable which I do not trust. Is there any free online service / sandbox which could do it for me? [closed]

I need to run a win32 executable which I do not trust. Is there any free online service which could do it for me?
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Virtual machine-type-software where you can install other software and test it

I remember some software which was like a virtual PC except you didn't need to install an OS, it used the real one. You installed software on it and could use the software in the "virtual PC" and it ...
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Windows 64bit Sandboxing software alternatives

As you might know sandboxing software doesn't work in 64bit Windows due to patchguard. What are the alternatives for a person looking to test untrusted / temporary software? Edit: @Nick I'd prefer an ...