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This is a prerelease version of Sandboxie Beta.

Sandboxie Beta


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This package is exempt from moderation. While it is likely safe for you, there is more risk involved.

A process sandbox helps to manage and limit access permissions a process has to your data. Use it to safely test new software for usability, safely study behavior of known spyware and malware, or browse the web from a sandboxed browser to completely shield your computer and network from Internet Bad Things.


  • Secure Web Browsing: Running your Web browser under the protection of Sandboxie means that all malicious software downloaded by the browser is trapped in the sandbox and can be discarded trivially.
  • Enhanced Privacy: Browsing history, cookies, and cached temporary files collected while Web browsing stay in the sandbox and don't leak into Windows.
  • Secure E-mail: Viruses and other malicious software that might be hiding in your email can't break out of the sandbox and can't infect your real system.
  • Windows Stays Lean: Prevent wear-and-tear in Windows by installing software into an isolated sandbox.

Shareware; Free with limitations for personal, non-commercial use

  • After 30 days, nag screen appears that may be dismissed temporarily.
  • Limited to one sandbox at a time.
  • Only software explicitly requested may run in the sandbox (sandboxed programs must be started from Sandboxie program rather than optionally intercepted on the fly).
  • For more information about licensing, see and the licensing FAQ.



To install Sandboxie Beta, run the following command from the command line or from PowerShell:

C:\> choco install sandboxie --pre

To upgrade Sandboxie Beta, run the following command from the command line or from PowerShell:

C:\> choco upgrade sandboxie --pre


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Virus Scan Results

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Chocolatey Pro provides runtime protection from possible malware.


Package Maintainer(s)

Software Author(s)

  • Ronen "tzuk" Tzur


© 2004 Sandboxie Holdings LLC, © Dec 2013 Invincea


Release Notes



  • Automatically built and uploaded by jack1142

Version History

Version Downloads Last updated Status
Sandboxie Beta 5.29.2-beta 20 Wednesday, April 10, 2019 exempted
Sandboxie Beta 5.29.1-beta 13 Friday, March 29, 2019 exempted
Sandboxie Beta 5.27.3-beta 53 Wednesday, January 16, 2019 exempted
Sandboxie Beta 5.27.2-beta-20190112 22 Saturday, January 12, 2019 exempted
Sandboxie 5.26.20190112 509 Saturday, January 12, 2019 approved
Sandboxie 5.26 807 Sunday, October 7, 2018 approved
Sandboxie 5.24 1361 Wednesday, April 4, 2018 approved
Sandboxie 5.20 1386 Tuesday, July 11, 2017 approved
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