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Microsoft Launches Windows Sandbox where you can run Suspicious Applications

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  1. Hilbert Hagedoorn

    Hilbert Hagedoorn Don Vito Corleone Staff Member

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    scatman839 Ancient Guru

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    Theres instructions on how to install it here

    https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/Windows-Kernel-Internals/Windows-Sandbox/ba-p/301849

    Wonder how it compares to oracle virtualbox, right now my win 10 sandbox is 32gb.

    Oh this sounds vastly preferable
    As to how secure it is, i'm sure we'll find out, but it seems like a decent alternative for end users. Not something that any enterprise would want to jump at though.
     
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    schilperoordbas Active Member

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    @scatman839
    "As to how secure it is, i'm sure we'll find out, but it seems like a decent alternative for end users. Not something that any enterprise would want to jump at though."

    I think it can be made decent for Enterprise users with a couple of adjustments for domain usage.
     
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    scoter man1 Ancient Guru

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    Can you run windows in this sandbox? We never know if it's trying to delete our data or collect our data now anyways.
     

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    to have a sandbox software is a must for me, but i think third parties have figured it out better, i use a software called sandboxie, and it is not a virtual machine (basically windows sandbox is a VM) it isolate the running software on a separate instance. very useful. is cool to see Microsoft doing this kind of things but i would like a better solution than a VM.
     
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    One doesn't replace the other. Sandboxes are great until you figure out how to escape them. Sandboxes are basically containers segmented off from the rest of your operating system. Virtualization is an environment that simulates an entirely separate computer. They both have their purposes and it isn't uncommon to see someone running a sandbox in a virtual machine but asking if this new offering from Microsoft is better than going with something like VirtualBox doesn't make a lot of sense to me. Just sayin'.
     
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    Windows Pron Sandbox.

    Let's be honest here. What else? For running keygens?

    What crazy software yall installing all the time?
     
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    Windows Updates...
     
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    Alessio1989 Maha Guru

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    Still not a valid solution for high performance software, otherwise it would be available in all version of Windows because it could be used as a near zero overhead DRM in combo with a simple signature. At least gpu memory manager is able to access the virtual address space with WDDM 2.5, which is better then nothing.
     
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    Very interesting. But id rather use a VM until this sandbox thing matures if it ever does.
     

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    Will you be able to test Windows Updates with this sandbox? Windows updates are the only risky software I regularly come in contact with.
     

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