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Sandboxie 3.55.02 Beta


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<img src="http://www.nsanedown.com/images/logos/Sandboxie.png" class="logo" alt="Sandboxie" title="Sandboxie" />When you browse the Web, changes occur to your computer system. Some of these might be harmful, like the unsolicited installation of malware. When you use Sandboxie to protect your browsing session, it catches all these changes just as the browser is about to apply them into your computer system. Sandboxie does record these changes on behalf of the browser, but it records them in a special isolated folder, called the sandbox. Thus, with Sandboxie, you can browse the Web securely while still keeping all your browser's functionality for active and dynamic content, such as javascript and ActiveX. All undesired side effects can be easily undone.

Thanks to <span style="color: red;">thylacine</span> for the update.

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Version 3.55.02 replaces an internal function that lets programs look for installed hardware devices such as audio and web cams.

Before version 3.55.02, Sandboxie blocked access to the real hardware manager and offered its own emulation layer. This emulation layer was not 100% correct, and while it worked fine most of the time, there were cases where it failed.

The reason Sandboxie blocks access to the real hardware manager is that programs with admin rights would be able to abuse this loop hole and mess with hardware configuration. But because the hardware manager provides functionality to see which devices are installed, Sandboxie had to emulate this part.

Version 3.55.02 throws that old emulation layer away, and instead lets programs connect directly to the real hardware manager, while making sure the hardware manager thinks the calling program is not an administrator.

So the end result is the same: Programs in the sandbox can ask to get a list of devices but can't change device configuration.

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